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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 25 Feb '21

New student accommodation supply to fall by more than 50%

A year into the pandemic its impact on construction here is apparent, and the Mitchell McDermott construction sector report flagged up increasing build/construction costs and a huge increase in judici -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 24 Feb '21

Evidence Shows Construction Industry can Operate Safely

The CIF is deeply disappointed with the Government’s decision to extend its lockdown of parts of the construction industry.  HSE monitoring of the construction industry has consistently sho -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Feb '21

British developers show the way to Irish rivals on addressing defective homes

Homeowners told an Oireachtas committee last December that fixing the 100,000-plus defective homes here could cost €1 billion. The builders in question in many cases are still active, but no substan -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Feb '21

Local authorities can deliver housing at more affordable rates

Local authorities can deliver housing at significantly cheaper rates than the private sector, according to the Department of Housing’s own figures. When developed directly by the local council, t -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Feb '21

Construction activity declines but firms remain optimistic

The Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) shows while the pace of contraction was not as severe as in April and May of last year during the first lockdown, activity fell to 21.1 -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Jan '21

Counting the cost of building regulations

The full impact of this disastrous decision may never fully come to light but we have seen enough evidence already to realise that it needs to be reversed. Apart from issues around fire safety (such a -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 22 Jan '21

Ireland's planning system is from another century builders say

IHBA director James Benson: "We are trying to meet the demands of the 21st Century with a 20th-century planning system. The result is unnecessary delays to homebuilding up and down the country. This l -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 04 Jan '21

Department of Finance seeks views on funding of new homes

The review comes as the supply of new homes remains weak, with the output for 2021 expected to considerably lag demand, which continues to rise, with mortgage approvals hitting record figures in Novem -  Subscribe
© Business Post 16 Nov '20

Fast-track housing scheme delivers fewer than 700 dwellings

A total of 43,000 homes have been given go-ahead through the Strategic Housing Development system, but developers say a lot of the planning permissions were only recently approved -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Nov '20

Construction activity on rise as increase in new orders

The Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 48.6 in October from 47.0 a month earlier. Still, a reading below 50 indicates that activity is contracting. Although posting be -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Oct '20

Greenside Building promises ‘pandemic proofed’ office solution

touch-free access control devices, automated opening doors, anti-bacterial surfaces, an upgraded air-quality filtration systems, integrated smartphone technology for lift functionality, touch-free sec -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Oct '20

Irish construction nears stabilisation after Covid-19 hit

The Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI), a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in construction activity - rose to 47.0 in September from 44.0 in August. Still, -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 01 Oct '20

New Innovator: Terratonics is an eco-friendly alternative to concrete foundations

“Terratonics is a disruptive green technology that produces 90 per cent less emissions, 100 per cent less water usage and 70 per cent less site deliveries leading to significant positive environment -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 01 Oct '20

Only half the homes needed this year will be built, CIF conference told

Stephen McCarthy, managing director of Astra Construction Services, argued that the shared equity scheme provided a better solution to the Republic’s housing crisis. Mr McCarthy said the scheme -  Subscribe
© Business Post 27 Sep '20

Investment firm Iput signs up to anti-carbon initiative

roperty investment group Iput Real Estate Dublin, or Iput, has become the first Irish property company to join the World Green Building Council's Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. Iput has pledged -  Subscribe
© 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
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