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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 02 Jun '23

CSO: Building and Construction output up 7.5% in Quarter 1 2023

The volume of production in construction rose by 7.5% in Q1 2023 compared with Q4 2022 on a seasonally adjusted basis.On an annual basis there was a 2.8% increase in volume of production recorded.The -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 May '23

Property sales falling due to delays in probate services, law firm claims

Solicitor Frank Murphy said the delays in issuing a grant of probate had led to sales not proceeding, while also slowing access to mortgage funds. “The delays, in our experience, add unnecessary add -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 May '23

Privately owned Dublin Airport site seen as critical national asset put up for sale

Property owners including brothers Ulick and Des McEvaddy are selling a large Dublin Airport landbank, raising questions over the future of land seen as a critical national asset. The brothers have -  Subscribe
© Business Post 29 May '23

Sinn Féin hits out at ‘terrible deal’ between government and Johnny Ronan consortium for Poolbeg homes

The Business Post reported on Saturday that a consortium of developers, the Department of Housing, and Dublin City Council are close to finalising a deal for the delivery of affordable homes at the si -  Subscribe
© 28 May '23

Almost half of objections to Dublin City Council against new land-hoarding tax were successful

New figures reveal that out of 154 submissions, 75 separate appeals were successful at granting the landowner an exemption from the Residential Zoned Land Tax, which comes into force next year. It -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 May '23

Office blocks to be ‘repurposed’ for housing under proposal to ease accommodation crisis

The minister indicated he would consider making planning exemptions to onerous “material change of use” rules which would normally apply to a project such as repurposing office space as housing, p -  Subscribe
© Business Post 21 May '23

Working towards a standard for measuring a building’s energy usage intensity (EUI)

While BER is important, and part of EU taxonomy, it focuses on the energy-efficient design of the building, whereas the EUI focuses on the actual energy being consumed by the building. EUI may be a ne -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 May '23

Dublin has third lowest level of low-cost housing in world

The report found that just 1.23 per cent of properties in Dublin are on the market for less than half the median or middle price of homes in the capital. This was the third lowest proportion of any -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 17 May '23

Land Development Agency gets €525m cash boost from Government

The sites it has identified are all over the country and include properties that have been used by companies and entities including the ESB, the Defence Forces, the Central Bank and Dublin Bus. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 14 May '23

How to sell your home for the best price in a cooling market

Owen Reilly says 'you need an agent who has local expertise and knowledge'. May is traditionally one of the best months of the year to put your house on the market. Ostensibly, sunnier weather and lon -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 May '23

Only 1% of vacant site levies collected in 2021

The records showed that nationally the percentage figure of land owners complying with the tax has been very low since its introduction. The figures dipped substantially when the levy was increased fr -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 May '23

The problems facing Berlin's rental market are not dissimilar to our own

Developers say servicing the higher end of the market is the only way they can turn a profit because of the spiralling cost of land. One recent analysis showed land in the eastern Friedrichshain distr -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 May '23

How haphazard development made Galway the most choked city in Ireland

“What he seems to be objecting to is that we live in houses,” he said, before quoting the line from the ballad Galway Bay — “Strangers came and tried to teach us their ways”. -  Subscribe
© 06 May '23

FactCheck: Is the Govt correct to claim that 400 people are buying their first home every week?

There is an element of truth in the claim, but it is missing critical details or context, or the best available evidence weighs against the claim. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 02 May '23

IDA spends hundreds of millions buying and developing ‘strategic’ sites outside Dublin

IDA Ireland is now one of the biggest participants in the property market, selling dozens of older sites deemed surplus to requirements while building up a new portfolio of modern buildings that can b -  Subscribe
© Business Post 01 May '23

Farmers face €100,000 bills under residential land tax plan

An analysis by the Irish Farmers Association estimates hundreds of its members could be hit by the zoned land tax, which will place a 3 per cent annual levy on the market value of around 25,000 acres -  Subscribe
© RTE 01 May '23

Housing Measures: What has changed and what impact will it have?

They include the abolition of development levies and water connection fees for a period of time, increases to grants available for vacant and derelict homes, and a commitment to reduce the price of co -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Apr '23

Opportunity knocks: a post-crash property market and a Dublin business park

According to Mr Heywood-Jones and Mr O’Neill, Bolton Trust never engaged an estate agent and there was no open tender process. Key people in the charity never met the buyer. EWR entered the scene -  Subscribe
© 27 Apr '23

Over 1,000 homes being bought by local authorities as part of tenant in situ scheme, Varadkar says

It has set a target for 1,500 properties to be acquired under the scheme, which sees councils step in and purchase a privately rented property where a landlord is looking to sell – representing a si -  Subscribe
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