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Our NEWS section is the most comprehensive publication on the business of property in Ireland, keeping our trade readers fully informed on all developments in the property business and among their competitors.

It gathers together in one place all reports on the market, and goes into much greater detail than does the consumer press on trade issues of interest to estate agents, developers and other property professionals. It summarises property stories from the media, and provides handy links to the full stories. Occasional indepth features and opinion pieces for a fully developed online property magazine. It also acts as a searchable archive of all property matters down the years.

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© Irish Independent 14 Aug '19

Profits at McKeon family MKN more than double to €7.5m

In Killester, the company is planning to build 79 residential units on a 2.4-acre site. In March this year, MKN acquired a site extending over almost one acre on the East Wall Road in Dublin. It wa -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Aug '19

DEAL: Union Investment acquires building on Hanover Quay for €190m

The property is fully let, providing an annual rental income of €8.75 million. The sale price reflects a net initial yield of about 4.25 per cent, assuming standard acquisition costs of 8.46 per cen -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Aug '19

IRES has spent €1m remedying building defects at Sandyford Beacon South Quarter apartments

In accounts published on Friday, IRES confirmed that it had paid €965,000 in owners’ levies that were agreed in 2017 to pay for “water ingress and fire-remediation works” at the Beacon South Q -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Aug '19

Intel requests dismissal of ‘vexatious’ appeal by farmer to its Leixlip expansion

Intel Ireland has requested An Bord Pleanála (ABP) to exercise rarely-used powers to dismiss what it claims is the “vexatious” appeal by a local farmer, Thomas Reid, against a its planned $4 b -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Aug '19

Deal to acquire Green Reit agreed for €1.34 bn

UK property company Henderson Park has reached an agreement to acquire Irish commercial property group Green Reit in a deal valuing the company at €1.34 billion. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Aug '19

Friends First bid to use Dublin apartments for short-term lets fails

An Bord Pleanála has refused planning permission to Friends First Life Assurance DAC for the temporary use of six apartments at 43-44 Clarendon Street, off Grafton Street, for short-term letting. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Aug '19

Housing market ‘has stabilised’ with price growth set to stay weak: Savills

Savills' John McCartney predicted even slower house price inflation later this year. “Firstly, although supply growth has been going through a soft patch, housing completions are set to re-accelerat -  Subscribe
© Business Post 12 Aug '19

Tom Parlon: Procurement paralysis is slowing down the delivery of housing

Across the country, construction companies are reporting that the number of commencements of critical infrastructure projects has fallen off a cliff in the past six months. The fallout from the Nation -  Subscribe
© Business Post 12 Aug '19

[NEEDS SBP SUB] Banks sitting on over 1,000 vacant properties

A decade on from the crash, banks and other financial institutions are working to get thousands of properties - surrendered or repossessed - off their books and back into the housing supply. Here’s -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 12 Aug '19

Rental income increases at Ires Reit

The largest private landlord in the State, Ires Reit, has seen its rental income increase 18pc year-on-year in the six months to 30 June. In the first half of this year it reported rental income of -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 12 Aug '19

Green REIT seeks permission for new Dawson St cinema

The property company - which has been in the news in recent days over its potential sale to a UK-based firm - has notified Dublin City Council of its intention to apply for planning permission for the -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Aug '19

Pace of building growth hits six-year low, says Ulster Bank

The bank’s Construction PMI (purchasing managers index) for July showed a “a modest expansion” in activity, the bank said. The rate of growth in house building activity and engineering weakened -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Aug '19

DEAL: Union Investment acquires building on Hanover Quay for "just over" €190m

Located on a prime waterfront site at the heart of the Dublin docklands, the property is fully let, providing an annual rental income of € 8.75 million. The sale price reflects a net initial yield o -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Aug '19

Chris Johns: Could Irish mortgage interest rates go negative?

Householders may cheer the prospect of being paid to borrow but they won’t enjoy the accompanying falls in house prices that economic stagnation would bring about. Someone has to start investing, pr -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 09 Aug '19

17% increase in number of houses built in first half of year

A new CSO report on dwelling completions shows that the number of homes being completed is continuing to increase. In the first half of the year, there were 9,185 new dwellings completed, a 16.8% incr -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Aug '19

DEAL: GAA to get €105m from Hines for part of site it is buying for €95m

The site forms part of a larger plot being sold by the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin to the GAA and has scope to deliver up to 1,200 apartments and other residential accommodation -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Aug '19

Profit at Ires halves despite rent increases

This was despite a 17.6 per cent increase in net rental income to €22.7 million, up from €19.3 million the year before, and an improvement in net rental income margin to 81.6 per cent, up from 80. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Aug '19

Katherine Donnelly: 'Rent caps will ease pressure but there must be fairness too'

From next week, the rent increase restriction under the Rent Pressure Zones - currently an annual maximum of 4pc - will apply to student-specific accommodation and students will also have recourse to -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Aug '19

Johnny Ronan’s bid to add floors at Dublin docklands tower rejected again

Referring to the developer’s application to increase the height of the blocks at Station Square, the council said in its determination that the proposed additional storeys “would not be consistent -  Subscribe
© Business Post 06 Aug '19

[NEEDS SBP SUB] Private landlords will ‘flee market’ due to tax policy says IPAV

Latest figures from the RTB show tenancies registered by private landlords fell by nearly 6,000 to 307,348 in 2018. IPAV chief executive Pat Davitt: “Reality is dawning very slowly at policy level. -  Subscribe
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