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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 17 Sep '19

Cost of rebuilding homes now back at boom-time levels

The SCSI annual house rebuilding cost guide highlighted rising labour costs due to the shortage of construction workers, the impact of new building regulations, specifically those related to ventilati -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Sep '19

Times editorial on poor construction standards: Government is ignoring a dangerous situation

The first task is to prevent further breaches of planning regulations and to protect consumers. The second is to establish the size of the problem. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Sep '19

Construction activity in Republic rises but North’s economy in trouble

Simon Barry, chief economist for Ulster Bank: “Overall, following the sharp weakening in the pace of construction activity recorded over the previous three months, the pick-up in the August PMI is a -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Sep '19

Blackrock apartment owners at Frascati Hall face €25,000 bill for defects

The 42-apartment block was built by developer McInerney Homes, which went into receivership in 2011 with debts of €113 million. Details of the structural defects present at the block were summari -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Aug '19

IRES has spent €1m remedying building defects at Sandyford Beacon South Quarter apartments

In accounts published on Friday, IRES confirmed that it had paid €965,000 in owners’ levies that were agreed in 2017 to pay for “water ingress and fire-remediation works” at the Beacon South Q -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Aug '19

Pace of building growth hits six-year low, says Ulster Bank

The bank’s Construction PMI (purchasing managers index) for July showed a “a modest expansion” in activity, the bank said. The rate of growth in house building activity and engineering weakened -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 09 Aug '19

17% increase in number of houses built in first half of year

A new CSO report on dwelling completions shows that the number of homes being completed is continuing to increase. In the first half of the year, there were 9,185 new dwellings completed, a 16.8% incr -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Jul '19

Slow down in building growth last month: Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers' Index

The overall reading for the index was 53.1 in June, down from 54.9 in May. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion, and readings below indicate contraction. Simon Barry, Ulster Bank's chief econom -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 Jun '19

Johnny Ronan company seeks €250m in forward funding for a scheme of 471 new homes in Dublin docklands

“Dublin’s first purpose-built private rented sector scheme” is located immediately adjacent to Salesforce’s new European headquarters, which is now under construction. The “Spencer Place Res -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 Jun '19

Derry group to deliver three rapid-build projects for Dublin

FastHouse, a specialist in rapid-build homes, will deliver the schemes which include 74 houses in Craddockstown, Co Kildare, 79 houses in Corkagh Grange in south Dublin and 49 houses in Ballymun in no -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Jun '19

Turnover at Ireland’s top 50 construction firms tops €8bn

Figures in the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Top 50 Contractors list show that John Sisk & Son retained its position as the largest contractor, with revenues of just under €1.2 billion, up -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 10 Jun '19

Construction growth slows, but still remains 'solid'

Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers' Index: The survey showed housing once again recorded the fastest rise in activity of the three monitored sub-sectors for the fifth month running during Ma -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 30 May '19

Iput's redevelopment of the Tropical Fruit Warehouse at 30-32 Sir John Rogerson's Quay

Two floating office floors over a redeveloped former warehouse building bring an unusual integration of old and new to Dublin's south docklands. The full-glazed floors are an attractive feature of Ipu -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 May '19

Construction activity boosted in April while companies increase stock

Ulster Bank??s construction purchasing managers index (PMI) showed that business levels continue to rise underpinned by ongoing increases in the demand for construction work. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 23 Apr '19

House completions increase at slowest pace in six years: ??Building Energy Rating (BER) Housing Tracker?? from Goodbody

The build-to-rent sector will be the biggest driver of the growth in apartments, according to the report. "Without this investment, it is likely that the output in the sector would be much lower in -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 11 Apr '19

Dublin seventh most expensive place in the world to build

The international construction market survey by global professional services company Turner & Townsend said Dublin is the third most expensive city in Europe for construction costs, behind only London -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Apr '19

Dublin crane count drops six in April from record high in March

This is the first drop in the count for six months but is still comfortably above the 102 recorded on November 1st last year when the survey started a run of five record highs in a row. However, Ap -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Apr '19

Construction growth tapers slightly in March but is still strong

At 55.9 in March, the figure is down from a reading of 60.5 in February, but still well above the 50 mark that divides growth from contraction. ??[However] Irish construction firms continue to exp -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Mar '19

Housebuilding drives construction activity in February

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers?? Index rose to 60.5 in February on a seasonally adjusted basis, marking a seven-month high, from 54.6 a month earlier, according to the bank. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Mar '19

Dublin crane count reaches record 123 in March

There were 49 cranes visible on the northside ?? three up on last month ?? but this is set to surge as a number of large schemes are due to go on site soon in the north docklands and work on the DIT -  Subscribe
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