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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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© RTE 17 Sep '20

Home completions to reach 18,000 in 2020, down 14% - BPFI

While that figure is down 3,000 units or 14% on last year, Dr Ali Ugur, the BPFI's chief economist, said it is better than many had expected, considering the construction sector had shut down during t -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Aug '20

Ulster Bank’s Simon Barry says contraction in construction activity for the second quarter could exceed 30%

On a more optimistic note, Mr Barry said the sector here was already experiencing a swift bounce back in activity since the lifting of restrictions, and was well-placed to recover much of the lost gro -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Aug '20

Irish construction activity picks up again in July: Ulster Bank Construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI)

Ulster Bank economist Simon Barry: “Overall, the pick-up in the July PMI is an encouraging sign that the recovery in construction activity regained some further growth momentum early in the second h -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 13 Jul '20

Building activity surged in June as sites reopened after the lockdown: Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI

"Overall, the June PMI is an encouraging sign that the construction sector is now more clearly in recovery mode following the easing of restrictions which took hold during May," said Ulster Bank's chi -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Jun '20

Construction sector will enter recession next year - Sisk CEO

"I think, overall in construction, there will be a recession," CEO Steve Bowcott told the Irish Independent. "We're just keeping an eye on what size that will be." -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Jun '20

Pace of decline in construction activity reduces as lockdown lifts

The latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) published this morning shows it notched up a reading of 19.9 in May. That compared to a reading of just 4.5 in April. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 May '20

Construction industry expected to take at least 12 months to recover

A Construction Industry of Ireland (CIF) survey of 360 participants in the sector in April found that 71 per cent are “very concerned” about the impact of the Covid-19 economic crisis, with two-th -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 Apr '20

Housing co-op Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance to defy Covid-19 restrictions and resume building work

“We are concerned that a prolonged interruption to our construction will have long-term consequences both for our purchasers whose mortgage approvals may lapse, and for our workers.” -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Apr '20

Townmore construction urges Government not to impose a lengthy hiatus on social housing

Mark Cronin, associate director with Townmore, said that because the virus was likely to remain in circulation for a considerable time, construction sites would have to adapt to new ways of working, b -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Apr '20

Coronavirus: Construction industry collapses as restrictions take hold

Ulster Bank’s construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) shows a sharp fall in building of offices and factories, new homes and State-funded projects such as roads and hospitals. -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 03 Apr '20

Duke McCaffrey: COVID 19 – With the new ‘stay at home’ directive, what does this mean for construction contracts?

The two-week lockdown, announced by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, means that only construction sites that are critical to stopping the spread of coronavirus are to continue operating. We explore what this m -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 24 Mar '20

Construction industry continues to operate with workers urged to protect themselves

Cork developer Michael O’Flynn, of O’Flynn Construction, said this week that the construction industry was working on vital projects such as the building of temporary HSE facilities and the fit-ou -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Mar '20

Stormy weather hampers housebuilding in February

The bank’s latest construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which tracks activity in the sector, showed that while overall construction activity rose in February, it was driven by work on big -  Subscribe
© Other 02 Mar '20

The house that Jack built: 'Ireland is awash with poor quality products from the legacy of a lack of regulation'

Peter Halpenny, the group developments director at Ballymore Group said that less than 50% of the cost of a house is spent on the developing and building of it – the rest is spent on land and tax. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Feb '20

Commercial building up but housebuilding slips, survey suggests

The Ulster Bank Purchasing Managers Index recorded a “particularly strong” performance in January for commercial building activity. There was, however, a “disappointing” contraction in housebu -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 Jan '20

Mitchell McDermott: Construction sector under ‘Celtic Tiger levels of pressure’, report warns

Paul Mitchell: “Output is outstripping our already constrained supply chain, and this is a worrying trend going forward. Construction prices increased by 6.6 per cent in 2019 and we expect them to r -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 24 Jan '20

Construction industry say 2027 Cork motorway target is unacceptable

In its election manifesto for the Cork region, the CIF outlined a range of infrastructure projects it says are needed and said it is vital that commencement dates and project timescales are given for -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 Jan '20

Builders completed 21,500 homes in State during 2019

A report from stockbrokers Goodbody says 21,500 homes were built here last year, the highest level in a decade and almost five times more than the 4,575 built at the recession’s lowest point in 2013 -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Jan '20

Construction grows again in Republic after three-month slowdown

Ulster Bank’s construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) shows that activity in commercial development and housebuilding increased last month, while work on public projects continued falling bu -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Dec '19

Housebuilding contracts for first time since 2013: Ulster Bank’s latest PMI

Ulster Bank’s latest purchasing managers’ index (PMI) shows that the reading for housing fell to 47.7 in November from 51.3 in October. The wider construction PMI result rose to 48.2 from 46.2 as -  Subscribe
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