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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 25 Oct '21

Number of home completions expected to reach 27,000 next year: Goodbody

The number of home completions is expected to reach 27,000 next year and 31,000 the year after, according to a new report by Goodbody, although the figures are still below what is required to meet dem -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Oct '21

Cost of building rising at twice rate as before pandemic

“The last time we saw comparable rates of tender inflation was in 2000, at the height of the Celtic Tiger,” said Kevin James, SCSI vice-president. “While that highlights the seriousness of the c -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Oct '21

Central Bank says rebound in construction will see 31,000 homes built in 2023

A faster-than-expected recovery in construction is expected to see up to 27,000 new homes built next year and 31,000 built in 2023, the Central Bank has said. This is close to the Government’s ta -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 13 Sep '21

Construction growth still robust despite further easing in August

The latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index still notched up a reading of 57.5 in August, showing that overall growth in the sector remains robust. Any reading ab -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 07 Sep '21

Residential construction rebounds as restrictions ease: Production in Building and Construction Index

The volume of production in construction increased by 7.7% in Quarter 2 2021 compared to Quarter 1 2021 on a seasonally adjusted basis. On an annual basis, volume rose by 26.3% in Quarter 2 2021.Non-e -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Aug '21

Timber crisis adding ‘€15,000 extra’ to cost of new homes

Tom Parlon said house-builders had seen “huge” increases in the price of timber through this year. “What’s frustrating is that whilst other input costs have been driven by Covid-19, global dem -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 12 Jul '21

Housing sector drives post-Covid construction sector surge: Ulster Bank

Construction activity continued to ramp up at a rapid pace in June following the loosening of restrictions, according to the latest purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for the sector from Ulster Bank. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 23 Jun '21

Rising costs are putting building plans at risk, say construction consultants

Joe McCaffrey of Duke McCaffrey: “Residential projects are already on the borderline of feasibility. The margins are so tight that any kind of price increase is putting developers off,” -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 15 Jun '21

Kennedy Wilson To Deliver Dublin’s Newest Urban Mixed-Use Campus In 2023

Kennedy Wilson (NYSE: KW) and Cain International, the privately held real estate investment firm, announce the construction of one of Ireland’s most sustainable commercial developments at Cooper -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Jun '21

Construction ‘ramps up’ in May with fastest increase in five years: Ulster Bank purchasing managers index (PMI)

Purchasing activity in the construction sector increased in May at the sharpest monthly rate since February 2016, as the lifting of lockdown restrictions unleashed a wave of activity in the sector, ac -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Jun '21

Marlet Property Group appoints Walls Construction for its Grand Canal Harbour scheme

Having recently received offers in excess of €1 billion for its Castle residential platform, developer Pat Crean’s Marlet Property Group has appointed Walls Construction as the main contractor res -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 May '21

Ulster Bank’s PMI for April shows rebound in house building

According to Ulster Bank’s latest construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI), house-building activity jumped to its highest level so far this year. The sub-index for housing rose to 54.8 in -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 May '21

Housing completions down ‘but not as bad as feared’

New figures published by the Central Statistics Office show there were 3,953 new dwelling completions in the first three months of 2021, versus 4,945 in early 2020. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 28 Apr '21

Lockdown hit to home building not as bad as feared: Goodbody’s BER Housing Tracker

The quarterly report, which measures housing output by building energy rating certificates, found that about 4,000 homes were completed in the first quarter, putting Ireland on track to build 21,000 u -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Apr '21

Ulster Bank purchasing managers index shows improvement in March over February

Simon Barry: "The future activity index jumped again in March to stand at its highest level in 2½ years. The jump in confidence was underpinned by the expectation of improved business conditions for -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Apr '21

Knight Frank report finds developers having greater difficulty sourcing skilled workers

Knight Frank Ireland carried out a survey of developers to assess the impact the Covid-19 crisis has had on their decisions, output and plans for the future, with 54 per cent reporting weaker construc -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 01 Apr '21

Construction curbs could cut housebuilding to 16,000 units this year

Housebuilding in the Republic could fall to 16,000 this year, according to Richard Joyce, managing director Europe with global quantity surveyor Linesight, which has just published its key report on t -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Mar '21

Builders set to work on 2,000 homes if they get green light

Builders are ready to begin work on 113 sites that will provide almost 2,000 homes, if they get the green light on April 5, according to data from Construction Information Services (CIS) which tracks -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 21 Mar '21

Construction industry needs ‘a signal’ that sites will reopen as workers seek work abroad

Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation said that “the danger is with sites being closed down for 13 or 14 weeks, it is going to be slower to get things back up and runn -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Mar '21

Dublin house completions hit 10-year high but commencements drop

The latest Dublin Economic Monitor, a report compiled on behalf of the city’s four local authorities, said the number of new homes completed in the capital between October and December rose to 2,472 -  Subscribe
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