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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 12 Nov '19

Housing commencement notices jump despite reports of slowdown

According to the Building Control Management System (BCMS), there were 7,596 commencement notices or housing starts in the third quarter of 2019, up 33 per cent year on year. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Nov '19

Construction activity falls at sharpest rate since June 2013 – survey

The Ulster Bank PMI survey recorded a second consecutive monthly decline in activity. But, despite a report last week pointing to contraction in the Dublin residential market, the PMI survey says the -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Nov '19

Housing policy under fresh scrutiny as home-building stalls in Dublin

The latest Dublin Economic Monitor, compiled on behalf of the city’s four local authorities, showed housing completions in the capital fell by nearly 14 per cent to 1,628 during the three-month peri -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 04 Nov '19

Michael Clifford: Why foundations of our building regulations are as weak as ever

For the last five years, any time another example of shoddy and dangerous building practices from the Celtic Tiger era has been exposed, the stock response from government has been that the past is a -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 04 Nov '19

Hines lobbies against ‘onerous’ apartment fire-safety standards

The builder, US company Hines, also told the Government that the new regulations would be “less safe”, result in fewer apartments being built and add up to €11,000 to the cost of each apartment. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 24 Oct '19

Housing targets 'face risks' from poor construction productivity

The department warned that deficits in managerial capacity, and the prevalence of small and medium-sized firms and micro-enterprises in the sector, as well as the fragmented nature of the industry, al -  Subscribe
© Business Post 21 Oct '19

[NEEDS SBP SUB] Probe into building of Google’s €300m Boland’s Mill offices

BAM Building Ltd has told local representatives that it has identified “an issue” that requires remediation work in certain parts of the structure -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Oct '19

Brexit uncertainty triggers first construction fall-off in six years

Ulter Bank's latest construction purchasing managers index, which tracks activity in the sector, fell below 50 – the mark that delineates expansion from contraction – last month for the first time -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 03 Oct '19

Old-fashioned builders are 'holding Ireland back and adding costs', says Taoiseach

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) fired back, identifying the Government's own procurement rules as "the key logjam" preventing cost-effective delivery of public projects. The two squared -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 Sep '19

New energy rules for home renovations and extensions: NZEB

The new rules will come into effect from November, and will also require new homes to become nearly zero energy buildings (NZEB). That will require them to have a rating of A2, which is twice as energ -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Sep '19

Cost of rebuilding homes now back at boom-time levels

The SCSI annual house rebuilding cost guide highlighted rising labour costs due to the shortage of construction workers, the impact of new building regulations, specifically those related to ventilati -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Sep '19

Times editorial on poor construction standards: Government is ignoring a dangerous situation

The first task is to prevent further breaches of planning regulations and to protect consumers. The second is to establish the size of the problem. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Sep '19

Construction activity in Republic rises but North’s economy in trouble

Simon Barry, chief economist for Ulster Bank: “Overall, following the sharp weakening in the pace of construction activity recorded over the previous three months, the pick-up in the August PMI is a -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Sep '19

Blackrock apartment owners at Frascati Hall face €25,000 bill for defects

The 42-apartment block was built by developer McInerney Homes, which went into receivership in 2011 with debts of €113 million. Details of the structural defects present at the block were summari -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Aug '19

IRES has spent €1m remedying building defects at Sandyford Beacon South Quarter apartments

In accounts published on Friday, IRES confirmed that it had paid €965,000 in owners’ levies that were agreed in 2017 to pay for “water ingress and fire-remediation works” at the Beacon South Q -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Aug '19

Pace of building growth hits six-year low, says Ulster Bank

The bank’s Construction PMI (purchasing managers index) for July showed a “a modest expansion” in activity, the bank said. The rate of growth in house building activity and engineering weakened -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 09 Aug '19

17% increase in number of houses built in first half of year

A new CSO report on dwelling completions shows that the number of homes being completed is continuing to increase. In the first half of the year, there were 9,185 new dwellings completed, a 16.8% incr -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Jul '19

Slow down in building growth last month: Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers' Index

The overall reading for the index was 53.1 in June, down from 54.9 in May. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion, and readings below indicate contraction. Simon Barry, Ulster Bank's chief econom -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 Jun '19

Johnny Ronan company seeks €250m in forward funding for a scheme of 471 new homes in Dublin docklands

“Dublin’s first purpose-built private rented sector scheme” is located immediately adjacent to Salesforce’s new European headquarters, which is now under construction. The “Spencer Place Res -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 Jun '19

Derry group to deliver three rapid-build projects for Dublin

FastHouse, a specialist in rapid-build homes, will deliver the schemes which include 74 houses in Craddockstown, Co Kildare, 79 houses in Corkagh Grange in south Dublin and 49 houses in Ballymun in no -  Subscribe
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