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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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© Irish Independent 20 Jun '24

Paul McNeive spoke with Kevin Hollingsworth about the need for more building inspections

Mr Hollingsworth highlights that many local authorities are barely meeting a very low target of inspecting 12pc of new buildings. Mayo and Sligo failed to meet even that level in 2022, but Meath and K -  Subscribe
© RTE 19 Jun '24

Dublin fourth most expensive city in Europe to build - survey

The International Construction Market Survey 2024 Report noted that Dublin continues to see robust investment in both private and public sector housing projects, driven by an acute rental shortage. -  Subscribe
© Business Post 16 May '24

Michael O’Flynn backs Cairn chief on housing delivery

Ireland’s construction sector is capable of delivering 50,000 homes per year at its current staffing levels, according to developer Michael O’Flynn, who said that the belief that a dearth of skill -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 16 May '24

Housing starts surge to almost 18,000 in April: Goodbody Stockbrokers

The company’s analysis of the Building Control Management System indicated that there were 17,600 residential units commenced last month. That raises the total for the 12 months to April to more tha -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 May '24

Property developer KC Capital sues Keegan Quarries Ltd over Greenside Building concrete

KC Capital says the cost of removing the allegedly defective concrete is some €9 million and its total loss and damage is €13 million. Keegan denies any wrongdoing and claims if there was any defe -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Apr '24

Housing targets at risk as new home completions fall

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) said there were 5,841 new dwelling completions during January, February and March, a fall of 12.1 per cent on the same three months of 2023. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 11 Apr '24

Number of new homes under construction has surged since January

The incentive appears to be working, as Goodbody estimates there has been a surge of activity this year with commencements increasing by 67pc year on year, including a 107pc increase in apartment buil -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Feb '24

Housing commencements hit new post-boom record in January

Commencement notices for the construction of 3,357 new homes were received by the Building Control Management System (BCMS) last month. This was an increase of 59 per cent on the number of new homes c -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 16 Feb '24

Things can only get better as housing completions rise and construction costs ease

According to the SCSI’s latest Tender Price Index, housing completions are up (32,695 last year), commencements are up, and the annual rate of commercial construction cost inflation is now at a far -  Subscribe
© Business Post 12 Feb '24

Decline in house building softened last month

The headline BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland Construction Total Activity Index for January - which tracks changes in the total volume of construction activity compared with one month previously - rema -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 21 Jan '24

Record number of new homes commenced in 2023

Commencement data for December shows construction started on almost 33,000 new homes in 2023The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has published its monthly data on the number of Com -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Jan '24

Construction activity kept shrinking in December

The latest monthly construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) published by BNP Paribas Real Estate shows that overall construction activity contracted in the final month of 2023, but at a softer -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 Jan '24

‘It’s a nightmare’: Landlords in a bind as France imposes tough new emissions rules

President Emmanuel Macron’s government argues that widescale renovations are needed to address a big source of greenhouse gas emissions: buildings account for almost half of French energy consumptio -  Subscribe
© RTE 12 Dec '23

BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland Construction PMI: Construction activity falls for fifth month in a row

The survey found in Dublin's office market, developers have heeded the signals of rising vacancy and softening lease terms to turn off the supply tap. "Completions will fall by 25-30% this year, and t -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 11 Dec '23

Builders say performance bonds are driving up costs on large projects

The CIF said it is time for the government to cut the performance bond which must be paid by builders on public private partnerships (PPPs). The payment was increased from 8pc to 10pc after the 2018 c -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

SCCI: Cost of building three-bed semi in Dublin jumps €90,000 to €461,000 in less than four years

The group also calculated that first-time buyers, individuals or couples, purchasing a new three-bed unit in Dublin with a mortgage now needed a minimum total salary of €127,000. -  Subscribe
© Business Post 01 Dec '23

Ireland expected to deliver more houses while construction rates across Europe plummet, report shows

The research by Euroconstruct said that Ireland’s residential sector output is forecast to grow by 12 per cent this year and in 2024. Further analysis by the group, of which EY Ireland is a member, -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Nov '23

Lower standard build-to-rent system to end in Dublin

New guidelines, the Sustainable Urban Housing: Design Standards for New Apartments 2023, have been issued to local authorities, stating the “standard for BTR development is now the same as those for -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Oct '23

CIF predicts record post-crash housing output next year as costs ‘stabilise’

Director of housing and planning Conor O’Connell declined to say if output next year would be in line with or exceed the Government’s Housing for All target for 2024, which is for 33,450 units. Ho -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Oct '23

Construction slows again but inflation appears to be easing

“Perhaps reflecting this, the Future Expectations Index shows that construction firms remain quite optimistic, with 81 per cent expecting to be as busy or busier in one year’s time.” -  Subscribe
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