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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 31 Aug '17

DEAL: 'Googletown' extends to 'burbs' as US web giant secures new offices in Sandyford

The Irish Independent understands that the US web giant has reached an agreement to lease space for several hundred additional employees at the Blackthorn Building at the heart of the newly-branded Sa -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 31 Aug '17

House hunters being pushed into more debt as prices surge

A total of 3,970 mortgages were approved in July. Just over half of these were accounted for by first-time buyers, according to the latest figures from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland ( -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 31 Aug '17

Cantillon: Government policy at centre of housing shambles

The Government does not want to fund local authorities to build social houses. Instead the State’s 34 local authorities are fast becoming glorified administrators of ever-expanding social housing w -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 31 Aug '17

Cantillon: John Mulcahy glides into Glenveagh chairman role

Now Oaktree has found further use for the services of Mulcahy, with the 68-year-old being lined up as chairman for a housebuilding company it has set up with Bridgedale, a low-profile development firm -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 30 Aug '17

Ires Reit planning decision delayed

A decision by An Bord Pleanála on whether Ireland's largest private landlord Ires Reit can proceed with plans for 467 apartments at Sandyford in south Dublin has been delayed. A ruling on Ires Reit' -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 30 Aug '17

Dublin's new Central Plaza will host 1,000 office staff and have a 300-seat rooftop restaurant

Detailed plans for the Central Plaza lodged with Dublin City Council for the €75m redevelopment on Dame Street include a 300-seat rooftop restaurant and panoramic viewing deck for tourists and 12,00 -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 30 Aug '17

Mortgage approvals for first-time buyers continue to exceed housing supply from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland

In the year to date, there has been 13,247 first-time buyer mortgage approvals, up 43pc year-on-year. The help-to-buy scheme is contributing to this trend, with separate data from the Revenue Commissi -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 Aug '17

DEAL: Søstrene Grene chain brings its ‘lucky dip’ concept to Limerick

The Lawlors would like to grow the chain to about 10 shops, but rising rents are a constraint, Niall says. “Rents have increased 15 per cent in the 18 months we’ve been trading.” -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 Aug '17

DEAL: Danish optician takes 10-year lease on two floors of renovated former ‘Irish Times’ building on D’Olier Street

Cross Eyes has leased more than 100sq m on the ground and mezzanine levels at an annual rent of €30,000. It will join traders including Benefit Cosmetics, House of Colour and Medley. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 Aug '17

Allsop’s Irish arm buys out partner and rebrands as BidX1

In a deal believed to be valued at about €4 million, Space Property Group, which is led by Steve McCarthy, has bought out Allsop’s interest in the joint venture and renamed the company BidX1. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 Aug '17

Oaktree plans multimillion euro bonus ahead of IPO

A company called Glenveagh Properties, which was established in recent weeks, is the vehicle that is being lined up for flotation, according to sources familiar with the plan. The firm will have to ch -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Aug '17

Rent pressure zone landlords ‘imposed illegal price hikes’

Rosalind Carroll, director of the RTB, said the increases in applications reflected the severe pressure felt by tenants in the market, but warned against a rush to introduce new protections. -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 29 Aug '17

Cork CIF: Help fund builders in the regions

The difficulties for small housebuilders to secure finance outside of Dublin could “derail” the Government’s housing strategy, the Cork branch of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has s -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Aug '17

Property developer Noel Smyth plans 9-storey hotel in Dublin city centre

His company, Fitzwilliam Real Estate Properties, plans to demolish several building on Liffey Street and Middle Abbey Street on the north side of the city. Motel One, a leading budget hotel chain in -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Aug '17

BNP Paribas: Dublin suburban offices drive Q2 investment

While that level of transactional activity was low compared to previous quarters, the head of research at BNP Paribas, Joan Henry, said it reflected a "maturing" of the Irish investment market cycle. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Aug '17

Proximity to school now a priority for a third of young housebuyers

Mark Stafford: "Across our branches we estimate school catchment is in the top two priorities for purchase in about 60pc of cases in the 25 to 45 age group. We would think schools take top precedent i -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Aug '17

High Court challenge launched to block €15m Lidl development

The challenge has been brought by company director Donal Daly, of London, England, who owns a property known as Glenmalure, Castleknock, which adjoins the site which Lidl wants to develop. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Aug '17

Times editorial: Planning is key to good housing

Comprehensive planning has never been a strong point in the Irish political system. Under pressure, a “sure t’will do” approach is frequently adopted, with predictable consequences. That is why -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Aug '17

Local property tax must be based on new valuations says think tank

Public Policy, an independent think tank chaired by Professor Frank Convery and funded by Atlantic Philanthropies, in a recent paper says that using current valuations is “important in sustaining pu -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Aug '17

Low-density development levy needed, says Housing Agency head

John O’Connor says development levies should be proportionate to the density of housing schemes being produced, meaning builders providing higher-density accommodation would pay a lower levy. -  Subscribe
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