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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 13 Nov '17

Growth rates slows in Republic’s construction sector

The latest monthly Ulster Bank purchasing managers index (PMI), which measures activity in the construction sector, showed a “solid increase” in activity October but overall growth slowed to its s -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Nov '17

Crane Watch: 79 cranes visible over centre of Dublin on November 1st

Ronan Corbett, head of offices at Cushman & Wakefield, believes the north docks will see the next wave of office development as there are very few sites or refurbishment opportunities left on the sout -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Oct '17

House building below official figures but growing strongly

The Goodbody BER Housebuilding Tracker, which is based on building energy ratings, was formed following increasing doubts about the accuracy of official statistics. “Our analysis suggests that thes -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Oct '17

Cantillon: Little point discussing higher buildings if numbers do not add up

This runs directly counter to demands from the building industry for a lifting of existing height restrictions to allow a greater level of development on one plot. -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 24 Oct '17

Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland publish “The Real Costs of New Apartment Delivery” Report

The report shows that it is currently not commercially viable to deliver affordable medium rise apartments in Dublin -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Oct '17

Crane count: 70 cranes visible over centre of Dublin on October 1st

Construction is still concentrated in pockets south of the Liffey – Ballsbridge, the Docklands and Molesworth Street – where there were 54 cranes (the same as last month). -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 09 Oct '17

Construction activity rises slightly in September

The Construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to a mark of 56.5 in September, from a mark of 55.1 in August, according to the latest PMI from Ulster Bank. September’s figures mark -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 02 Oct '17

Housebuilding rate is ‘well below official figure’

Based on building energy ratings, the Goodbody BER housebuilding tracker shows 5,377 houses were completed in 2016. This compares to 14,932 completions indicated by official data, which derives from e -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 02 Oct '17

CSO boss Pádraig Dalton: Using Eircodes could provide new property data to address the crisis

The CSO is helping the Department of Housing to compile more accurate statistics on new house completions following concerns that the existing system of using ESB connections is not accurate. -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 19 Sep '17

Four recommendations to get new houses built quicker, according to architects

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has published a report with four suggestions to speed up the delivery of new houses around the country. The RIAI report highlights what they -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Sep '17

Builders ‘can’t make viable profit’ on €320,000 apartments

The report, which assesses the cost of building, finds that while it is easier for builders to construct affordable suburban housing estates, it is still only “marginally viable” for them to do so -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 11 Sep '17

Rate of growth in building sector at 29-month low

The rate of growth in the Irish construction sector is at its slowest in 29 months, dragged down by a continuing decline in civil engineering activity. The figures indicate that infrastructure constr -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Sep '17

Number of cranes on Dublin skyline doubles from February 2016

There were 68 construction cranes visible over the centre of Dublin on September 1st from the seventh floor of the Irish Times building on Tara Street. This is a drop of one on July’s total of 69 bu -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 29 Aug '17

Cork CIF: Help fund builders in the regions

The difficulties for small housebuilders to secure finance outside of Dublin could “derail” the Government’s housing strategy, the Cork branch of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has s -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Aug '17

Dublin City Council scheme shines light on housing costs

Since the 1980s, successive Irish governments have moved away from funding large-scale social housing projects, deeming the private market a more efficient model for dealing with the State’s housing -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Aug '17

Construction activity still on the up despite dip in optimism

Ulster Bank chief economist Simon Barry: “Firms reported another substantial increase in new business flows, reflecting a greater availability of projects – a signal that offers considerable encou -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Jul '17

Crane watch: 69 cranes over the centre of Dublin on July 1st

It seems, however, that the construction surge is spreading further out from the city centre. Eleven cranes, not included in the survey total above, are visible over Dún Laoghaire. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Jul '17

Pace of growth in Irish construction sector slowed in June, survey finds

The latest reading of the monthly Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) shows that activity across the industry eased to 58.2 in June from 63.6 in May. A reading above 50 per cen -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Jun '17

Volume of residential buildings increases by 29% on the year

The volume of residential buildings increased by 29.9 per cent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year. However, in comparison to the fourth quarter of 2016 volumes had -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Jun '17

Property industry needs to get itself up to speed quickly on 'Green leases'

Typical green clauses include agreements between the landlord and tenant not to do anything which would adversely affect the energy rating of the building and that works, eg fit-outs, are carried out -  Subscribe
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