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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 01 Dec '22

CSO: Homebuilding slumps by 16% as construction inflation soars

Building materials giant CRH recently warned that the industry faces a “second wave” of inflation as spiralling energy prices drive up the cost of everything from wages to logistics. -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 19 Nov '22

BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland Construction PMI

All three monitored categories saw activity decrease during October, albeit to varying degrees. Housing activity was down only marginally following a slight rise in September. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Oct '22

CIF call for concrete levy review

Tom Parlon, the federation’s director general, argued that the levy posed a serious threat to Government efforts to tackle the housing crisis, the National Development Plan and general construction. -  Subscribe
© Business Plus 18 Oct '22

Building Of Homes Slowing Down To A Trickle

The figures reveal just 5,202 out of a target of 9,500 last year were built. Of 1,850 private and affordable homes planned and 750 planned shared equity properties, none were completed. The figures -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Oct '22

Construction costs surge again with concrete levy impact yet to be felt

BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland’s latest construction industry tracker detected a modest pick-up in activity in September following three months of contraction, with new orders stabilising and emplo -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 04 Oct '22

Families ‘distressed’ as developer delays major housing project in Co Laois due to rising costs

Alder Residential has put the development of Millers Hill, a 79-home estate in Killenard, on hold until next March, citing the rising cost of construction materials, tight labour markets, a shortage o -  Subscribe
© 29 Sep '22

Cost of building new homes to go up by as much as €3k due to concrete levy

A NEW 10% levy on concrete introduced in the Budget to help pay the redress for the mica scandal will mean it will mean an extra cost of at least €3,00 to build a typical home in Ireland, it was war -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 13 Sep '22

Housing delivery in Dublin facing 'exceptional challenges and high risks'

The second report from the Dublin Housing Delivery Group (DHDG), which includes local authority heads and Department of Housing officials, highlighted numerous concerns around how new housing developm -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Sep '22

BNP Paribas: Housebuilding set to hit highest level since before financial crisis

The bank’s latest barometer indicated that activity in the Irish housing sector declined for a third straight month in August as new orders fell sharply and inflationary pressures remained pronounce -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 01 Sep '22

Construction industry levy and vacant homes tax expected in budget

The industry levy has long been mooted as a way to fund the €2.7bn mica redress scheme to remediate homes built with structurally unsound concrete blocks. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 05 Aug '22

Minister Darragh O’Brien receives report on defects in apartment and duplex buildings

Report of the working group reveals between 50% and 80% of the approximately 14,000 apartments and duplexes built in the country between 1991 and 2013 many have issues. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Jul '22

Residential construction surges in first half of 2022

“This activity indicates a strong pipeline of residential properties that we would expect to enter the market in the months ahead,” said GeoDirectory chief executive Dara Keogh. A total of 34,198 -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 25 Jul '22

Mick Clifford: Apartment defects the latest step in a sorry saga

Mr Fitzpatrick thinks times have changed. “We are in a highly regulated industry today,” he said. “Any levy would question the future viability of many developments needed today.” -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 Jul '22

Ireland’s Celtic Tiger legacy: expensive loans, faulty apartments and Europe’s worst housing crisis

The working group has found that problems such as a lack of fire-safety material, structural defects and water ingress are present in up to 80 per cent of apartments and duplexes built between 1991 an -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Jul '22

Number of house construction starts down 30% in June: Department of Housing

2,060 commencement notices for new residential homes were received by building control authorities in June. That figure is 30.2 per cent lower than the number of notices received in June 2021. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Jul '22

BNP Paribas Real Estate: Construction activity contracts amid soaring costs

BNP Paribas Real Estate’s June purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for the construction sector suggests that new orders fell “at a sharp and accelerated pace for the third consecutive month with -  Subscribe
© Other 03 Jul '22

Cushman & Wakefield.: Construction activity hits 20-year high in Dublin industrial and logistics market

More industrial and logistics property is under construction in the Dublin region than at any point since 2002, according to new research. Cushman & Wakefield expect that 74,085 sq m of new industria -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 13 Jun '22

Government ‘to miss targets on housing construction’ – EY report

Annette Hughes, a director at EY Economic Advisory, said “a lack of services and other infrastructure” is preventing planning permissions being converted into completions. A total of 42,991 uni -  Subscribe
© RTE 13 Jun '22

Growth in construction sector slowed again in May

Activity in the construction sector continued to increase in May but at its slowest pace in more than a year, according to the latest Construction Purchasing Managers' Index from BNP Paribas Real Esta -  Subscribe
© Business Post 15 May '22

Emma Maye and Alan Hegarty, owners of Ardale Property Group call for 0% Vat on building materials

The government should temporarily abolish Vat on construction materials used in housing and retrofits as part of its response to the current inflation crisis, the heads of a Dublin-based property deve -  Subscribe
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