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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 28 Sep '22

DNG welcomes the extension of the Help To Buy Incentive Scheme

Reacting to the measures announced in Budget 2023 Paul Murgatroyd, Director of Research with leading property group DNG, welcomed the extension of the Help To Buy (HTB) Scheme in its current format, f -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 23 Sep '22

Paul McNeive: What’s on the Budget wish list for the property industry?

Aoife Brennan at Lisney said it is imperative that there is no increase in the “non-residential” stamp duty rate of 7.5pc, given that the market is already dealing with increased interest rates. -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 10 Sep '22

Housing needs huge output but, worryingly, house commencements have dipped

Sherry FitzGerald’s Ann O’Mahony: There has been a noticeable uplift in trade-up homes available in the Cork market throughout 2022 particularly homes over the €1 million mark. Demand for such p -  Subscribe
© 06 Sep '22

Planning risk to 1,800 homes as developers take legal challenges after An Bord Pleanála resignation

Five separate judicial reviews are now being sought over four housing developments in Dublin which were approved by the board's former deputy chair Paul Hyde, and one in Cork for which permission was -  Subscribe
© Business Post 04 Sep '22

‘Forward funding’ model enabling funds to avoid higher taxes

Department of Finance officials have found that if institutional investors ‘forward fund’ residential developments, they can avoid stamp duty charges on residential blocks because the property nev -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 Sep '22

Documenting dereliction in Ireland: ‘Why have we accepted it as a country?’

They’ll say to us ‘Why would we go working on this if we can make 15 per cent per year on speculation?’ ... So the incentives and disincentives are wrong at the moment.” -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Aug '22

Ireland’s future cities: Current plans need radical change to meet demands of rapid population growth

“We must continue to support the growth of Dublin along the lines of what is actually happening because not to do so will limit our economic growth, whereby we won’t then be able to support the gr -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Aug '22

Michael McDowell: Sinn Féin’s housing policy is a step backwards

Sinn Féin propose to prohibit any landlord from terminating a residential tenancy for the purpose of allowing his or her family member to occupy the dwelling. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Aug '22

David McWilliams: Property is driving a dangerous wedge between those who own homes and those who rent

We need to intensify land use, accelerate building, penalise hoarding and encourage development of existing and potential sites. Planning for better land use means building denser communities. Above a -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Aug '22

Glenveagh CEO Stephen Garvey: “We put ourselves in the boots of the consumer”

The suggestion was to overhaul existing planning regulations, replacing apartments with more own door homes. A move that CEO Stephen Garvey describes in this episode of The Inside Business Podcast as, -  Subscribe
© Business Post 07 Aug '22

Could compulsory purchase orders be a solution for derelict properties?

Louth was once a trailblazer when it came to using compulsory purchase orders to bring vacant buildings back into use, but in recent times the programme has faltered, with no properties acquired this -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 05 Aug '22

‘Dalkey sur Mer’? How celebrities residing in Dublin coastal village are no strangers to planning disputes

From U2 to Van Morrison, and veteran broadcaster Pat Kenny to film director Jim Sheridan, household names in Ireland are no strangers to rows with their neighbours and planning bodies over issues invo -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Aug '22

How a trawl of Government departments’ property portfolios for housing fell far short of expectations

The results fell far short of expectations, with many departments and agencies offering very few properties, or none at all. At a Cabinet meeting in June, Ministers were sent back to the drawing board -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Jul '22

Six reasons to think twice about the new scheme for first-time homebuyers

The aim of First Home is to target middle-income earners who would otherwise be priced out of the market, by boosting what they can afford through the equity stake. In turn, it is hoped, this will lea -  Subscribe
© Other 25 Jul '22

Council investigating 25 vacant Kildare homes reported by members of the public

Kildare County Council is investigating 25 vacant properties which were registered via the website. The website has been developed by Mayo County Council on behalf of the local g -  Subscribe
© Business Post 11 Jul '22

‘Secrecy jurisdiction’ and tax haven companies to build 8,400 homes here

Foreign-based property firms controlled by mystery shareholders plan to construct large apartment blocks for the rental sector under the SHD scheme -  Subscribe
© 08 Jul '22

Donohoe announces plan for Vacant Property Tax as part of Budget 2023

It comes just after Revenue announced new data on the number of vacant, habitable properties across Ireland stands at 57,206, or 3.6% of all properties in the state. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Jul '22

Collapse in young home ownership rates will leave future retirees financially exposed, study finds

The research by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) found that the share of 25-34 year olds who own their own home more than halved between 2004 and 2019, falling from 60 per cent to jus -  Subscribe
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