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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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© The Irish Times 20 Jun '24

€25.5bn flows into Irish property market in 2023 despite rise in borrowing costs

The flows of financial capital into the Irish property market last year reached €25.5 billion, 6 per cent down on the €27.2 billion recorded in 2022, according to Sherry FitzGerald. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 20 Jun '24

Irish housing demand just keeps getting higher and higher

According to stockbroker Davy, the goalposts have shifted again. In its latest economic commentary, it estimates the State needs to build almost 85,000 new homes a year to address the structural short -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 Jun '24

Rules blocking bulk buying of housing diverts 50,000 units to owner-occupiers, say officials

The guidelines include a requirement for new planning permissions that all houses would have to be made available for sale and first occupation by separate, individual households for a set period afte -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Jun '24

The Irish Times view on the Short Term Lettings Bill: no excuse for stalling

The Government estimates that 12,000 of the 30,000 short-term tourist lettings on the market are long-term residential accommodation and as part of its Housing for All strategy it wants to get these p -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Jun '24

Inside Business podcast: ‘Ireland is a microcosm of a global housing problem’

Eoin Burke-Kennedy on the three mega-trends fuelling Ireland’s housing crisis -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Jun '24

ming’ to foreign investors to meet €20bn housing cost, Minister says

“We have to be grown up and acknowledge that we have a great funding need that the State alone cannot meet,” the Minister said at conference organised by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPF -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 05 Jun '24

Michael O’Flynn ‘flabbergasted’ by Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien’s response to commission report

“We have failed a generation when it comes to home ownership,” he said. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Jun '24

Mary Lou McDonald shifts on €300,000 target for average Dublin house prices

In an interview with The Irish Times before Christmas Ms McDonald suggested that she wished to see average house prices in Dublin fall to about €300,000, from a current level of about €420,000. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 May '24

Demands for ‘go away’ money for not objecting to property developments to become a crime

The ban on “spurious planning submissions and appeals” will cover the seeking of money in return for not making formal observations on a planning application to local authorities or An Bord Plean -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 May '24

From Dublin’s urban sprawl to the costs of inaction: 12 things we learned from the Housing Commission report

The verdict on the capital is not good, with urban sprawl, capacity constraints, commuting times and congestion to the fore. However, it also says that national planning policy and influence from civi -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 May '24

Housing Commission report suggests underlying housing deficit of up to 256,000 homes

A leaked report from the Housing Commission has called for a massive ramping up of the State’s involvement in the housing sector, arguing a State “funding anchor” is needed for fundamental and s -  Subscribe
© Business Post 22 May '24

Top developers fear Sinn Féin’s ‘radical’ plan will stall housing

Senior executives at Quintain, Hines, Ballymore and other housebuilders have raised significant concerns that the delivery of new homes could be slowed dramatically if “radical” policies, as promi -  Subscribe
© Business Post 22 May '24

O’Flynn proposal for Housing Commission to set new delivery targets rejected

The expert group was expected to recommend that the state’s current target of an average of 33,000 homes a year over the ten-year period to 2030 was inadequate and the true need was in excess of 60, -  Subscribe
© Business Post 16 May '24

Greg Kavanagh accused of ‘unhinged bullying’ in planning row over €51m Wicklow project

Oonagh Stokes asserts that she has certain rights of way which Kavanagh was allegedly infringing. She said in High Court filings that she was “genuinely concerned” for her safety and her property -  Subscribe
© RTE 16 May '24

Why we need a new bidding process for buying homes in Ireland

"It is factually the case that our house price volatility is large internationally. In comparison with other common law countries, we probably have the largest volatility of anybody in the last five d -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 09 May '24

Most Irish home buyers expect property prices to keep rising

Almost half of respondents are not waiting for an interest rate cut before buying, according to research among 2,223 registered users of property website -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 May '24

Copying Scotland’s system for house sales would reduce costs here, says property expert

The proposal would legislate sellers to provide surveys, valuations and questionnaires on a property’s condition before any sale. In Scotland, these can be made available online to minimise time spe -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 02 May '24

Paul McNeive: Sustainability is moving centre stage in property valuations

The sustainability of a building, or its environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials was driven to the top of the property agenda by the requirements of tenants. Developers and investors re -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 01 May '24

Is Dublin still an option for first-time buyers?

Owen Reilly: “There is a cohort who grew up in certain parts of Dublin who will only buy a home close to that area, and will get help in order to do so, I’m not sure how much of a housing market w -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Apr '24

Foreign buyers driving boom in prime country property market, Savills say

Transactions totalling €190.6 million were conducted last year for country homes – properties outside the main cities and the M50 corridor – each valued at more than €1 million. The figure was -  Subscribe
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