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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 05 Aug '22

Minister Darragh O’Brien receives report on defects in apartment and duplex buildings

Report of the working group reveals between 50% and 80% of the approximately 14,000 apartments and duplexes built in the country between 1991 and 2013 many have issues. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Jul '22

Residential construction surges in first half of 2022

“This activity indicates a strong pipeline of residential properties that we would expect to enter the market in the months ahead,” said GeoDirectory chief executive Dara Keogh. A total of 34,198 -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 25 Jul '22

Mick Clifford: Apartment defects the latest step in a sorry saga

Mr Fitzpatrick thinks times have changed. “We are in a highly regulated industry today,” he said. “Any levy would question the future viability of many developments needed today.” -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 Jul '22

Ireland’s Celtic Tiger legacy: expensive loans, faulty apartments and Europe’s worst housing crisis

The working group has found that problems such as a lack of fire-safety material, structural defects and water ingress are present in up to 80 per cent of apartments and duplexes built between 1991 an -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Jul '22

Number of house construction starts down 30% in June: Department of Housing

2,060 commencement notices for new residential homes were received by building control authorities in June. That figure is 30.2 per cent lower than the number of notices received in June 2021. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Jul '22

BNP Paribas Real Estate: Construction activity contracts amid soaring costs

BNP Paribas Real Estate’s June purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for the construction sector suggests that new orders fell “at a sharp and accelerated pace for the third consecutive month with -  Subscribe
© Other 03 Jul '22

Cushman & Wakefield.: Construction activity hits 20-year high in Dublin industrial and logistics market

More industrial and logistics property is under construction in the Dublin region than at any point since 2002, according to new research. Cushman & Wakefield expect that 74,085 sq m of new industria -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 13 Jun '22

Government ‘to miss targets on housing construction’ – EY report

Annette Hughes, a director at EY Economic Advisory, said “a lack of services and other infrastructure” is preventing planning permissions being converted into completions. A total of 42,991 uni -  Subscribe
© RTE 13 Jun '22

Growth in construction sector slowed again in May

Activity in the construction sector continued to increase in May but at its slowest pace in more than a year, according to the latest Construction Purchasing Managers' Index from BNP Paribas Real Esta -  Subscribe
© Business Post 15 May '22

Emma Maye and Alan Hegarty, owners of Ardale Property Group call for 0% Vat on building materials

The government should temporarily abolish Vat on construction materials used in housing and retrofits as part of its response to the current inflation crisis, the heads of a Dublin-based property deve -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Apr '22

Cost of commercial building set to keep soaring

Figures released by the Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland show the annual rate of construction inflation hit 13.4 per cent from January to December last year. Its Tender Price Index shows that -  Subscribe
© Other 12 Apr '22

LDA submits a SHD planning application for 345 homes in Hacketstown in Skerries, Co. Dublin

The Land Development Agency (LDA) has submitted a planning application to An Bord Pleanála for a Strategic Housing Development (SHD) in Hacketstown in Skerries, Co. Dublin. The 6.9-hectare site was m -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Apr '22

KPMG Ireland buys construction consulting firm KMCS

News of the deal comes as figures from BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland showed that growth in construction activity slowed in March from the previous month, likely reflecting the impact of soaring pric -  Subscribe
© Business Post 28 Mar '22

Construction firms threaten to down tools on roads and housing schemes

The companies have warned that “hyperinflation” means the works are no longer viable and that they cannot afford to deliver them, as the costs of steel, timber, diesel and other materials have soa -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Mar '22

Inflation pushes standard cost of two-bed apartments to €440,000

Mitchell McDermott has also warned that Dublin planners’ efforts to limit build-to-rent apartment blocks threatens supply, as costs mean building them to sell is not viable. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 01 Mar '22

Residential construction activity tops pre-pandemic levels

Deloitte Ireland’s latest Real Estate Planning & Development Statistics report says commencement notices were lodged on 24,304 units in residential schemes comprising more than 20 units last year. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 25 Feb '22

Paul McNeive: Soaring costs are undermining industry viability in construction

the recent announcement by Latvian specialist Forta that they are establishing here will open up possibilities. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Jan '22

Legislation aimed at keeping ‘cowboy’ builders out of industry published

There is an appeals board to which people can make complaints about a registered builder, but “there isn’t any redress, it’s not an insurance scheme” -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Nov '21

Cop26: Construction industry must embrace sweeping changes – and fast

Rami Nassar, head of sustainability with JLL: The Irish market is not without shortfalls. We have seen inadequate implementation of technology, less than optimal operation of buildings, poor maintenan -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Nov '21

Construction activity rises sharply again as new orders surge

Growth in Irish building activity accelerated again in October, with the sector expanding for the sixth consecutive month, according to Ulster Bank’s construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI). -  Subscribe
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