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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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© RTE 12 Dec '23

Planning board approves new Diageo Newbridge plant plan

Attaching 19 conditions to the planning permission, the appeals board also concluded that the scheme "would not seriously injure the amenities of the area of or property in the vicinity and would not -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Dec '23

Almost 3,000 cost-rental and social homes to be built in Dublin by housing agency Respond

The first tranches of homes, just over 1,800 of the 2,906 total, will be built at four sites in the north and west of the city, in the Dublin City, Fingal and South Dubin County Council areas. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Dec '23

Tidy towns group challenges Shannon Homes permission for 400 apartments in Ballyboden

The board’s green light came on foot of an appeal by Ballyboden Tidy Towns Group and a residents’ association against an initial permission from South Dublin County Council. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Dec '23

Sadhbh O'Neill: We need to stop building assets and start building communities

Public participation in the planning process [should not] be sacrificed just to speed up unsustainable developments. The planning process must be given adequate staffing resources and time to consider -  Subscribe
© Business Post 11 Dec '23

Colm Lauder: It’s no surprise that landlords are fleeing and funding has dried up

While listed Irish housebuilders Cairn Homes and Glenveagh Properties have shifted much of their focus to the state sector, a form of tax credit is one proposed solution to keep small landlords in the -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 11 Dec '23

Builders say performance bonds are driving up costs on large projects

The CIF said it is time for the government to cut the performance bond which must be paid by builders on public private partnerships (PPPs). The payment was increased from 8pc to 10pc after the 2018 c -  Subscribe
© Business Post 11 Dec '23

Judge overseeing new planning court says it will put a ‘metaphorical gun to the head’ of litigants

Mr Justice Richard Humphreys, who is in charge of the court being formally launched tomorrow, said new practice directions will strive to fix earlier court dates, including up to two terms in advance -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 11 Dec '23

Shane Duffy, Savills: After the roughest year in over a decade, prospects for the office market in 2024 are starting to look up

Anecdotally, the number of occupiers starting to increase their footprint is starting to rise and their focus is centred on better quality workspace in central locations for their returning employees. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 11 Dec '23

Ireland’s ‘broken’ planning system: developer says builders exposed to excessive risk

John Hickie, an investment director at Cloncaragh Investments, said the planning system is broken and questioned the operation of the judicial review process. -  Subscribe
© Business Post 11 Dec '23

Lidl’s Irish boss: ‘We’re keen to get into more towns, but planning delays are holding us back’

John Paul Scally told the Business Post that 16 Lidl projects were currently awaiting planning decisions “The majority of those are sitting with An Bord Pleanála, there have been huge delays on -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Dec '23

Giving tenants first refusal to purchase could worsen rental property shortage, committee hears

Maurice Deverell of IPOA: “Without investors willing to purchase, there is no private rental market. This legislation could end-up worsening the already-severe shortage of housing units faced by the -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Dec '23

Paul McNeive: Digitalisation will bring conveyancing into the modern era, finally

The journey towards digitising the conveyancing of residential and commercial property has taken a step forward as The Law Society’s conditions of sale have been amended to provide for digital contr -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

The Planning Trap: RTÉ Investigates doc on serial objectors delivers knockout viewing

“Transparency is one of the bottom lines,” says Dr Geraint Ellis, a professor in the School of Natural and Built Environment at Queen’s University Belfast. “Everybody involved in the process n -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

Isobel Horan, JLL: Hotel investment spend to surpass €500m as visitor numbers hit new heights

We are now seeing a growing list of hotel operators focusing on the office-to-hotel conversion opportunities in Dublin. The capital’s office stock currently stands at 48 million sq ft with a vacancy -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

Mark Reynolds, Savills: Savvy investors see opportunity as cycle of interest rate hikes comes to an end

They say one should never waste a crisis, and seasoned property operators will see next year as an opportunity to acquire long-term value in anticipation of a cyclical rebound in 2025. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

Eoin Feeney, Colliers: Retail sector in rude health despite a cost-of-living crisis

The negative background noise emanating from largely lazy and uninformed commentators predicting the demise of physical retail in favour of purely online retail has proved to be wide of the mark. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

Kevin McHugh, Harvey: Industrial and logistics draws investors in face of economic headwinds

In contrast to sectors experiencing a steep decline in investment throughout the year, projected investment volumes in the industrial and logistics sector for 2023 are estimated at around €530 milli -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

Kyle Rothwell, CBRE: Appetite remains robust for real estate but only where the price is right

When investors have the option to acquire Irish 10-year Government bonds at approximately 3 per cent, the industry needs to provide appropriate risk-adjusted returns. Price adjustments over the last 1 -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

Adrian Trueick, Knight Frank: Values fall across all investment sectors with offices under greatest pressure

The most active institutional buyers have been the French SCPI funds. French buyers, including Corum, La Française and Iroko, have targeted assets offering higher returns with secure cashflows. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

Michelle McGarry, Colliers: Price correction needed for investment market to recover

In this uncertain market, we are seeing buyers walk away from transactions where technical and other factors surrounding the sale are not as originally presented. If you are thinking of selling in 202 -  Subscribe
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