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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 10 Dec '18

Housing demand boosts construction activity in November

The latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) said the greater rate of activity stemmed from an increase in customer demand. “Panellists attributed this to an overall inc -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Dec '18

Dublin crane count reaches record 104

This is the highest score yet registered by Crane Count – two up on last month’s previous high of 102 and nine more than the then-record 93 on September 1st. December’s count is more than triple -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 Nov '18

Dublin crane count in November reaches record high of 102

This is the highest score yet registered by Crane Count – nine more than the previous high of 93 on September 1st – and up 13 on last month’s total of 89. November’s count is more than triple -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Nov '18

Growth in construction continues in October, according to Ulster Bank’s PMI, but pace of expansion slows

October was the 62nd consecutive month that the index showed growth, meaning that the Republic’s construction industry has been expanding for five years after pulling out of a deep recession sparked -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Nov '18

Microsoft, LinkedIn buildings scoop International Property awards

Both buildings were designed by Irish architectural practice RKD. One Microsoft Place, won the Best Office Architecture Ireland category, with LinkedIn’s European headquarters awarded Best Office In -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Oct '18

Dublin crane count at 89 on October 1st

There were 89 cranes visible over the centre of Dublin on October 1st from the seventh floor of The Irish Times building on Tara Street. This is down four (or 4 per cent) on September’s total of -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Oct '18

Construction activity eased to 11-month low in September

Activity in the Republic’s construction sector eased to an 11-month low in September but was still expanding, according to Ulster Bank’s latest construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI). -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Sep '18

Ballymore founder warns soaring build costs ‘biggest risk’

“Because there aren’t enough tradesmen, they’re going to call the tune – and, by the way, builders’ suppliers are just going to go for it, too,” said Mr Mulryan. “That’s the biggest r -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 20 Sep '18

Johnny Ronan to begin work on new Facebook HQ on the site of the AIB Bank Centre in Ballsbridge

The commencement of works on the 30,900 sq m (333,000 sq ft) Fibonacci Square scheme by Ronan's company, RGRE, will represent the first step in the delivery of a wider 65,000 sq m (700,000 sq ft) camp -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 14 Sep '18

Office boom gives way to growth in new home building: Construction Information Services (CIS)

The number of office, retail and commercial property projects which started on-site fell 20pc to 220 and slightly smaller falls were seen in the numbers of these types of projects granted planning per -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Sep '18

Dublin crane count reaches record high of 93 in September

This is a trend likely to intensify in the coming months as a number of major schemes in areas like the north docks and near the DIT Grangegorman campus ramp up construction. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Sep '18

Cost of building a new family home rose 7.5% in past year

A report published by Linesight on Tuesday estimates that the construction industry will be worth €21 billion to the economy this year. The surveyor firm’s figures show the pure construction co -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Sep '18

Growth in construction continues in August despite slowing slightly

Ulster Bank’s construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) shows that activity in commercial development, house-building and public projects increased again last month. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Aug '18

Number of new homes built up 30%, CSO figures show

More than 7,900 new homes were built in the first half of 2018, according to the Central Statistics Office, a year-on-year increase of 30 per cent. Despite the improvement, the figure is well below -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 16 Aug '18

Anger over lack of public consultation amid search for builders of 1,200 new homes

Expressions of interest are being sought from developers for the construction of up to 1,200 homes in the north Dublin suburb of Donabate by Fingal County Council. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Aug '18

Housing activity biggest boost to construction in July

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank’s chief economist for the Republic, said the index reflected “very rapid growth” in construction. “Firms continue to benefit from sharp rises in incoming new business -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 07 Aug '18

Building costs rapidly rising to Celtic Tiger peak: surveyors

Construction costs will surpass 2006 levels this year and are rapidly approaching the highest levels of the Celtic Tiger bubble, according to new figures from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Irelan -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 04 Jul '18

Dublin crane count rises to 79 in July

This is a rise of seven (10 per cent) on June’s total and one off the 80 recorded on December 1st, 2017 – the highest score yet registered by the Irish Times Crane Count. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 Jun '18

Housing crisis and high tax deter builders from returning

Lobby group Property Industry Ireland and Ibec have recently estimated that an additional 80,000 workers are needed in the sector just to meet current housing demand. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Jun '18

Crane Watch: Numbers down 8% to 72 in Dublin city centre

This is a drop of six – or 8 per cent – on last month’s total of 78 and eight less than the 80 recorded on December 1st, 2017 – the highest score yet registered by the Irish Times Crane Count. -  Subscribe
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