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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 Property Week 15 Jul '20

Horse Island, off Ireland's west coast, sells during Covid - 19 lockdown

A luxurious private island off the south west coast of Ireland situated in Roaring Water Bay, County Cork, has sold for an undisclosed price to an anonymous ultra-high-net-worth European buyer, follow -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 13 Jul '20

Political consensus finally behind drive to deliver major new housing supply

Confidence and continuity matter in policy terms too, and there have been calls from the likes of developer Michael O’Flynn to have the Help to Buy scheme guaranteed until 2025, and not just into ne -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Jul '20

Groundhog Day policy on housing is getting us nowhere

These schemes (e.g. affordable-home purchase scheme) do not make homes more affordable but bridge the affordability gap. There’s a crucial difference here. One reconfigures the market, the other uph -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 07 Jul '20

Row over sale of €2.95m Georgian property in Dublin 4 is struck out

Last month Blucher Ltd, a real estate company secured an injunction restraining receivers appointed over the property at 25 Wellington Road acting on foot of a second sale completion notice, forfeitin -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 07 Jul '20

Major slump in housing output likely this year due to Covid-19

Appearing before the Covid-19 Oireachtas Committee, officials from the Central Bank have warned that should a second wave occur, the shortfall by 2022 will be 17,000. Mark Cassidy of the Central Bank -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 05 Jul '20

'I know what negative equity is like' - New Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien reveals big ambitions

Last week he began the job of reimagining Ireland's housing policy, undermined by years of poor planning, lack of vision, red tape and under-funding. For the new Government's reputation, much will dep -  Subscribe
© Business Post 29 Jun '20

Vacant site registers not being run by many councils despite housing need

Some local authorities have thousands of people on waiting lists for housing but have failed to use the levy for hoarding empty land to encourage new builds -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 26 Jun '20

BidX1 online auction generates over €11.4m from 15 property sales

Jonathan Fenn of BidX1 said: "Interestingly, we're not seeing the pessimism around retail - present even before the Covid-19 outbreak shook the sector - reflected in our results. Investors still see v -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Jun '20

Plan to buy Seán O’Casey house, 422 North Circular Road, for homeless shelved due to funding issues

The property had gone on sale in 2018 for €450,000. However, the council expected the final purchase and refurbishment costs to reach €1.5 million. -  Subscribe
© Business Post 22 Jun '20

Bill Nowlan: Vienna model of cost-based rents must be a priority here

The pandemic has shown how we can act quickly when necessary, and a badly needed housing policy should be introduced with the same level of urgency. The programme for government proposes a cost rental -  Subscribe
© Business Post 22 Jun '20

Smart moves: how to speed up a property sale

Selling up is not a simple case of engaging an estate agent and waiting for bids – there’s plenty of groundwork only a vendor can do, although a new task force is helping streamline the practice -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 Jun '20

Sharp fall in home sales in April as analysts warn of worse to come

John McCartney of Savills warned the latest figures primarily reflected activity before the coronavirus-related shutdown of the economy. He said it would be several months before the impact of the Cov -  Subscribe
© Other 17 Jun '20

Property & planning in the tentative 'Programme for Government': Jamie McGrath of Future Analytics Consulting

You may not have had a chance to scan through the recently published 'tentative' Programme for Government, so I've extracted a few choice snippets related to some Planning and Housing themes which you -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Jun '20

Central Bank warns of Covid-19 risks to property market

A sudden stop or reversal in foreign investor appetite for CRE (commercial real estate) would have “adverse consequences” on property prices, the banking system, which has €2.4 billion of loans -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 15 Jun '20

Ray Cooke questions speculations that suggest the market is in for a significant drop

Ray Cooke of Ray Cooke Auctioneers offers an at-the-coalface update on the residential market and wants to know if you agree. -  Subscribe
© RTE 15 Jun '20

Property market set to see solid homebuyer demand return, says KBC Bank Ireland

The KBC Bank Ireland Homebuyer survey for Spring 2020 predicts that homebuyer demand should recover to solid levels despite housing market activity being severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 14 Jun '20

18,000 houses could be built if vacant sites developed

The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government has warned urban councils, in particular, that it is necessary to implement the vacant site levy, a fine worth 7% of the value of unused land. -  Subscribe
© Other 08 Jun '20

Changing priorities in light of the Covid-19 pandemic: Savills

Between 21 and 27 April we asked almost 700 prospective buyers and sellers registered with us a series of questions to see how the experience of Covid-19 had affected their intentions to move, their p -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Jun '20

Cairn Homes to sell 61 apartments at former RTÉ lands for social housing

Cairn Homes has agreed in principle a €30.175 million deal to sell 61 apartments to Dublin City Council for social housing from its planned development on former RTÉ lands at Donnybrook in Dublin 4 -  Subscribe
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