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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 26 Sep '23

What the property industry believes should be done to solve the housing crisis

Lisney Sotheby’s International Realty ... Hooke & MacDonald ... SCSI ... PII ... DNG: "Twenty-five per cent of all DNG sales in the last quarter were by landlords leaving the sector. " -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 25 Sep '23

Mark Keenan: Trendy Irish cities have plenty of wealthy singles working in tech - but families being pushed out are a city's lifeblood

Many couples on low incomes looked to the commuter belt in the 1990s for affordable housing; today most Dublin couples - on all incomes - find themselves looking beyond the county for a home they can -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Sep '23

After all their interventions, have Irish governments only made the housing crisis worse?

John McCartney, BNP Paribas Real Estate: "the only remaining approach apart from doing nothing – which is probably what they should do, but politically that’s not possible – is to try and boost -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 22 Sep '23

Michael O'Flynn warns of 'unintended consequence' of new land tax impacting house prices

“In principle, I welcome the tax as it was meant to be a tax on hoarding land. If land is zoned, it should become available, and on that basis – as land is our key raw material - why wouldn’t I -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Sep '23

Potential for State office space to be converted to residential use

Housing experts have warned that while the conversion of office space is often seen as a quick win, the physical and engineering challenges associated with conversion can be greater – and more expen -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Sep '23

Fastest growing areas identified, including Kildare town that doubled population between two censuses

The latest census returns, analysed by location intelligence company Gamma, show strong growth in population among most towns in the State with a population of greater than 1,000 despite two years gro -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Sep '23

Developer asks buyers to pay €60K more than agreed to complete new houses

“Meathamatic Ltd is suffering significant financial difficulty due to matters well beyond its control. Everyone recognises that this is an awful situation, but this is an effort to get people into t -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Sep '23

SCSI calls for ‘long-term’ budget planning to drive down housing costs

Kevin Hollingsworth, vice-president of the SCSI, said that the society wants to see “soft costs” such as development levies, high road closure fees, local authority licence fees and other duties t -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 01 Sep '23

Patrick Freyne: Selling Super Houses and Crazy Rich Agents both feature hope-filled youngsters performing humiliating tasks for business moguls

The real-estate brokers and prospective clients on these shows ask none of the right questions. For example: Could we slap a few pillars up to make it “classy”? I know the kitchen is already huge, -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Aug '23

Small landlords to be offered tax breaks to keep them in rental market, McGrath says

Mr McGrath said he was keen to bring stability to the rental sector as too many landlords have been exiting, reducing the number of properties available. “We have seen too many landlords exit the -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Aug '23

Germany set to propose three-year rent freeze

Germany’s ruling Social Democratic party is set to propose a three-year rent freeze across the country, as tenants struggle to cope with the soaring cost of housing in Europe’s largest economy. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Aug '23

IPAV call for ‘unprecedented measures’ to ease housing crisis

“Unprecedented measures” are needed in the upcoming budget to arrest the housing crisis and make home ownership more affordable for younger age cohorts in particular, according to a property indus -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Aug '23

Cantillon: Anybody buying or selling a house this autumn?

Davy estimated that residential transactions in June and July were settled at about 2 per cent and 2.3 per cent above the asking price respectively. The broker noted that this premium was down from be -  Subscribe
© Business Post 27 Aug '23

Limerick Chamber finds home buyers squeezed out by state

First-time buyers in Limerick are being squeezed out of the new-build homes market by the state, research by Limerick Chamber of Commerce has shown. -  Subscribe
© Business Post 27 Aug '23

O’Brien plans ‘backstop’ for developers and tax cuts for small landlords

O’Brien’s backstop would extend the €450 million Croí Conaithe scheme launched last year to boost the number of for-sale apartments in the country by subsidising developers with up to €144,00 -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 17 Aug '23

EU says Irish Government’s housing target too low

The government’s aim is for 29,000 homes to be completed during 2023. Although this has been acknowledged as too low, there are concerns from organisations such as the Central Bank that completions -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Aug '23

Housing policy may be ‘incentivising’ urban vacancy, Trinity College report finds

The current planning, development and finance models enabled large-scale private sector development and were less equipped to facilitate the use of smaller sites, resulting in “patchwork forms of ur -  Subscribe
© RTE 08 Aug '23

Derelict Ireland? Why so many of our properties lie empty

Dr O’Connor believes the vacant home tax of 0.3% annually is a positive step but says it’s too low, arguing it should be 3% or perhaps as high as 5%. -  Subscribe
© The Currency 08 Aug '23

Howth battle brews as legal salvo launched against Riverdance duo

The modern five-bedroom property came to market with an indoor swimming pool, over three acres of terraced gardens overlooking the sea by Baily lighthouse, and a €9.5 million price tag. The sale was -  Subscribe
© Business Post 08 Aug '23

BusConnects lodges plans to buy more south Dublin land

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has lodged plans to acquire hundreds more parcels of road, private front gardens, and footpaths for its BusConnects project from Kimmage to Dublin city centre an -  Subscribe
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