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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 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
© Irish Examiner 11 Jun '18

Survey points to rise in new homes

The number of houses being built is mired in controversy. Critics such as Goodbody chief economist Dermot O’Leary have long said that official figures on new home completions based on ESB electricit -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 11 Jun '18

Carlow’s Burren Precast Concrete is growing

Burren Precast has started work on the first phase of a 198 social and affordable homes in Carlow. “We are manufacturing the houses now and expect to be on site in July, building 60 this year and -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Jun '18

State project construction slows as private-sector building booms

The Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) shows that commercial and house-building drove further expansion in the industry last month. The index, which follows the sector’s -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Jun '18

CSO develops new measure of housebuilding activity

The agency’s “New Dwelling Completions” series, which will be launched next week, aims to give an accurate picture of the number of new homes being built in the State. The series, which will -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 May '18

Ulster Bank Index: Irish construction activity accelerates to three-month high

The latest reading signalling a sharp expansion in Irish construction was the second fastest since May 2017. The overall upturn, the bank’s report said, was driven by an increase in new projects fol -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 May '18

Dublin crane count rises to 78 in May

This is a rise of seven – or 10 per cent – on last month’s total and two less than the 80 recorded on December 1st, 2017 – the highest score yet registered by the Irish Times Crane Count. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Apr '18

Housebuilding in Ireland still among the lowest in Europe

According to a new report from Goodbody Stockbrokers, based on the number of new BER certificates being issued, 754 homes were completed in Ireland in March 2018, up by 43 per cent on the year. A simi -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Apr '18

Known unknowns: how many houses are we really building?

Ten years on from the crash and we still don’t have an accurate measure of housing output. The one metric that might give us an understanding of the scale of the current crisis and how to remedy it -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Apr '18

Dublin crane count drops to 71 in April

A lot of construction projects – particularly in the south docklands – are approaching completion and the quantity of new schemes entering the development phase is falling off, as was predicted by -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Mar '18

Construction sector continues strong start to the year

The Irish construction sector’s strong start to the year continues, with the latest Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) showing a sharp increase in activity and new orders, a -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Mar '18

Crane Watch: 78 cranes visible over Dublin city centre on March 1st

This is down one on the previous month’s total but is still more than double the number recorded on February 1st, 2016, when the newspaper’s crane survey was launched. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Feb '18

Construction industry front and centre in National Development Plan

The CIF believes that a centralised database of all capital projects being undertaken by the exchequer and by semi-State bodies is essential as it would provide greater certainty and clarity about ong -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Feb '18

Dublin crane count at 79 on February 1st

Building work is still concentrated south of the Liffey, where there were 61 cranes (up four on last month) while the count stands at 18 (down five) north of the Liffey. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Jan '18

Four Celtic Tiger developments that had fire and safety issues

Priory Hall ... Millfield Manor ... Longboat Quay ... Beacon South Quarter ... The council agreed to contribute €1.85 million in December 2016 for the remedial work, while receivers to developer Ber -  Subscribe
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