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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 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
© The Irish Times 12 Jun '23

Residential construction slowed in May as inflation bites: BNP Paribas Real Estate Purchasing Managers’ Index

A report from the Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB) warns that inflation has been rising so rapidly during the lead-in times to projects that some are no longer viable by the time work is due to -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 15 May '23

Sharp slump in housing construction, figures show

The latest construction purchasing managers’ index from BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland reveals a reading of 48.4 in April compared to 49.5 in March. Any figure below 50 indicates contraction and an -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 May '23

Spending on housing 32.5% lower than planned for first four months

Some €434m had been earmarked for spending on housing up until the end of April but just €293m of this was spent. "The department expects expenditure to return to profile throughout the year and a -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 05 May '23

Building a home in Dublin costs 30pc more than in similar European cities

The study found that the cost of building an apartment in these cities can be up to 30pc lower than it is here, even if the apartment has similar specifications. It is common to sell or rent apartm -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 Apr '23

Housing completions up 19% as momentum carries forward from 2022

There were 6,716 new dwelling completions in the State in the first three months of the year, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) said on Wednesday, with apartments accounting for 36.1 per cent of the -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Apr '23

Eoin Burke-Kennedy: How many new homes will be constructed in Ireland this year?

There are two big forces threatening the viability of housing projects and by extension the Government’s future housing targets, namely higher input costs and higher borrowing costs. Apartment viabi -  Subscribe
© Business Post 02 Apr '23

Housebuilding figures 20 per cent down on same period last year

Construction began on more than 3,500 new homes in March, but the level of homebuilding is still 20 per cent behind the rate recorded this time last year, a Business Post analysis has found. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Mar '23

Construction costs a ‘significant worry’ for delivery of cost-rental homes in Dublin city

There were a large number of reasons the council paid more for housing development, including the nature of the sites, additional facilities and the higher specification required by the council. -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 13 Mar '23

BNP: Rising builder confidence despite surprise jump in construction inflation

According to the BNP Paribas Construction Activity Index, the proportion of construction companies saying that they expect to be busier in 12 months’ time is at its highest level in more than a year -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Feb '23

Housing starts rise in January despite increase in construction costs

The Department of Housing, which publishes the data, noted that this was the highest number of commencement notices received in the month of January since the data series began in 2014. -  Subscribe
© Business Plus 15 Feb '23

Mystery Over 6,000 New Houses: Were They Built Or Not?

CIS said in its report: "At the end of the first year of their commendable Housing for All plan, the Government claims to have exceeded their target of building 25,000 new homes by almost 20%, by deli -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 15 Feb '23

BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland: Housebuilding activity contracts four months in a row

The latest BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) also showed builders continue to battle sharp input cost inflation as prices increased across a broad range o -  Subscribe
© The Currency 01 Feb '23

Ronan Lyons: Ireland has hit peak construction. The data reveals it is still not nearly enough

Unfortunately, we are at the peak of the construction cycle. While almost 30,000 homes were completed last year, just 22,300 were started – down from 25,400 in 2021. Meanwhile, the number of propert -  Subscribe
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