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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 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
© 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
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