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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 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
© The Irish Times 22 Sep '23

Housing starts continue on upward trajectory despite wider construction slowdown

Commencement notices for the construction of 2,770 new homes were received by the Building Control Management System (BCMS) in August this year, an increase of 30.6 per cent on the number of new homes -  Subscribe
© RTE 14 Aug '23

Decline in construction activity in July - BNP Paribas Real Estate

John McCartney, Director & Head of Research at BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland, said the decline in activity will not impact the Government's housing targets this year. Speaking on Morning Ireland, -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Jul '23

Concrete levy to add €300m to costs of Housing for All targets, says industry body

Commissioned by the Irish Concrete Federation (ICF), a new report estimates that the levy, which comes into force from September, will add €1,285 to the cost of building a three-bed house, ahead of -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 Jul '23

New-build home starts up 25% on same month last year, says Department of Housing

The data, published on Thursday, show that commencement notices for 2,574 new homes were received by building control authorities in June 2023, compared to 2,060 units in June 2022. According to th -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 10 Jul '23

Building is picking up as Irish cost pressures start to abate

BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland said the construction sector expanded in June for the first time since September last year, as new orders rolled in more quickly, firms added jobs and cost inflation ea -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Jun '23

Construction to expand despite domestic and external challenges

The March PMI did show inflation easing, meaning the actual rate of price increases slowed, rather than stopped or turned around. CIF's Tom Parlon says cement prices rose 27.5 per cent over the past y -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Jun '23

Problems with access to finance making construction projects ‘unviable’ - SCSI

Enda McGuane: “According to our members, the hike in interest rates has become a key reason why access to finance is becoming increasingly difficult to acquire. The higher interest rates are affecti -  Subscribe
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