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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 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
© The Irish Times 25 Feb '21

New student accommodation supply to fall by more than 50%

A year into the pandemic its impact on construction here is apparent, and the Mitchell McDermott construction sector report flagged up increasing build/construction costs and a huge increase in judici -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 24 Feb '21

Evidence Shows Construction Industry can Operate Safely

The CIF is deeply disappointed with the Government’s decision to extend its lockdown of parts of the construction industry.  HSE monitoring of the construction industry has consistently sho -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Feb '21

British developers show the way to Irish rivals on addressing defective homes

Homeowners told an Oireachtas committee last December that fixing the 100,000-plus defective homes here could cost €1 billion. The builders in question in many cases are still active, but no substan -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Feb '21

Local authorities can deliver housing at more affordable rates

Local authorities can deliver housing at significantly cheaper rates than the private sector, according to the Department of Housing’s own figures. When developed directly by the local council, t -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Feb '21

Construction activity declines but firms remain optimistic

The Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) shows while the pace of contraction was not as severe as in April and May of last year during the first lockdown, activity fell to 21.1 -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Jan '21

Counting the cost of building regulations

The full impact of this disastrous decision may never fully come to light but we have seen enough evidence already to realise that it needs to be reversed. Apart from issues around fire safety (such a -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 22 Jan '21

Ireland's planning system is from another century builders say

IHBA director James Benson: "We are trying to meet the demands of the 21st Century with a 20th-century planning system. The result is unnecessary delays to homebuilding up and down the country. This l -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 04 Jan '21

Department of Finance seeks views on funding of new homes

The review comes as the supply of new homes remains weak, with the output for 2021 expected to considerably lag demand, which continues to rise, with mortgage approvals hitting record figures in Novem -  Subscribe
© Business Post 16 Nov '20

Fast-track housing scheme delivers fewer than 700 dwellings

A total of 43,000 homes have been given go-ahead through the Strategic Housing Development system, but developers say a lot of the planning permissions were only recently approved -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Nov '20

Construction activity on rise as increase in new orders

The Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 48.6 in October from 47.0 a month earlier. Still, a reading below 50 indicates that activity is contracting. Although posting be -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Oct '20

Greenside Building promises ‘pandemic proofed’ office solution

touch-free access control devices, automated opening doors, anti-bacterial surfaces, an upgraded air-quality filtration systems, integrated smartphone technology for lift functionality, touch-free sec -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Oct '20

Irish construction nears stabilisation after Covid-19 hit

The Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI), a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in construction activity - rose to 47.0 in September from 44.0 in August. Still, -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 01 Oct '20

New Innovator: Terratonics is an eco-friendly alternative to concrete foundations

“Terratonics is a disruptive green technology that produces 90 per cent less emissions, 100 per cent less water usage and 70 per cent less site deliveries leading to significant positive environment -  Subscribe
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