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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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© 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
© The Irish Times 22 Apr '22

Cost of commercial building set to keep soaring

Figures released by the Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland show the annual rate of construction inflation hit 13.4 per cent from January to December last year. Its Tender Price Index shows that -  Subscribe
© Other 12 Apr '22

LDA submits a SHD planning application for 345 homes in Hacketstown in Skerries, Co. Dublin

The Land Development Agency (LDA) has submitted a planning application to An Bord Pleanála for a Strategic Housing Development (SHD) in Hacketstown in Skerries, Co. Dublin. The 6.9-hectare site was m -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Apr '22

KPMG Ireland buys construction consulting firm KMCS

News of the deal comes as figures from BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland showed that growth in construction activity slowed in March from the previous month, likely reflecting the impact of soaring pric -  Subscribe
© Business Post 28 Mar '22

Construction firms threaten to down tools on roads and housing schemes

The companies have warned that “hyperinflation” means the works are no longer viable and that they cannot afford to deliver them, as the costs of steel, timber, diesel and other materials have soa -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Mar '22

Inflation pushes standard cost of two-bed apartments to €440,000

Mitchell McDermott has also warned that Dublin planners’ efforts to limit build-to-rent apartment blocks threatens supply, as costs mean building them to sell is not viable. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 01 Mar '22

Residential construction activity tops pre-pandemic levels

Deloitte Ireland’s latest Real Estate Planning & Development Statistics report says commencement notices were lodged on 24,304 units in residential schemes comprising more than 20 units last year. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 25 Feb '22

Paul McNeive: Soaring costs are undermining industry viability in construction

the recent announcement by Latvian specialist Forta that they are establishing here will open up possibilities. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Jan '22

Legislation aimed at keeping ‘cowboy’ builders out of industry published

There is an appeals board to which people can make complaints about a registered builder, but “there isn’t any redress, it’s not an insurance scheme” -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Nov '21

Cop26: Construction industry must embrace sweeping changes – and fast

Rami Nassar, head of sustainability with JLL: The Irish market is not without shortfalls. We have seen inadequate implementation of technology, less than optimal operation of buildings, poor maintenan -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Nov '21

Construction activity rises sharply again as new orders surge

Growth in Irish building activity accelerated again in October, with the sector expanding for the sixth consecutive month, according to Ulster Bank’s construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI). -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 01 Nov '21

Big Dublin retail projects hit by delays

The completion of Clerys Quarter and Central Plaza, two redevelopments of iconic Dublin landmarks, have been delayed by nine months and a year, respectively, as a result of lockdowns and a shortage of -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Oct '21

Number of housing starts passes 30,000 as construction hits its fastest pace since 2008: Davy Stockbrokers

The data for September show 3,200 starts during the month, taking the rolling 12-month total to 30,500. The numbers are important not only because they point to more new homes being available next -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Oct '21

Number of home completions expected to reach 27,000 next year: Goodbody

The number of home completions is expected to reach 27,000 next year and 31,000 the year after, according to a new report by Goodbody, although the figures are still below what is required to meet dem -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Oct '21

Cost of building rising at twice rate as before pandemic

“The last time we saw comparable rates of tender inflation was in 2000, at the height of the Celtic Tiger,” said Kevin James, SCSI vice-president. “While that highlights the seriousness of the c -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Oct '21

Central Bank says rebound in construction will see 31,000 homes built in 2023

A faster-than-expected recovery in construction is expected to see up to 27,000 new homes built next year and 31,000 built in 2023, the Central Bank has said. This is close to the Government’s ta -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 13 Sep '21

Construction growth still robust despite further easing in August

The latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index still notched up a reading of 57.5 in August, showing that overall growth in the sector remains robust. Any reading ab -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 07 Sep '21

Residential construction rebounds as restrictions ease: Production in Building and Construction Index

The volume of production in construction increased by 7.7% in Quarter 2 2021 compared to Quarter 1 2021 on a seasonally adjusted basis. On an annual basis, volume rose by 26.3% in Quarter 2 2021.Non-e -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Aug '21

Timber crisis adding ‘€15,000 extra’ to cost of new homes

Tom Parlon said house-builders had seen “huge” increases in the price of timber through this year. “What’s frustrating is that whilst other input costs have been driven by Covid-19, global dem -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 12 Jul '21

Housing sector drives post-Covid construction sector surge: Ulster Bank

Construction activity continued to ramp up at a rapid pace in June following the loosening of restrictions, according to the latest purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for the sector from Ulster Bank. -  Subscribe
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