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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 15 Mar '23

Construction costs a ‘significant worry’ for delivery of cost-rental homes in Dublin city

There were a large number of reasons the council paid more for housing development, including the nature of the sites, additional facilities and the higher specification required by the council. -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 13 Mar '23

BNP: Rising builder confidence despite surprise jump in construction inflation

According to the BNP Paribas Construction Activity Index, the proportion of construction companies saying that they expect to be busier in 12 months’ time is at its highest level in more than a year -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Feb '23

Housing starts rise in January despite increase in construction costs

The Department of Housing, which publishes the data, noted that this was the highest number of commencement notices received in the month of January since the data series began in 2014. -  Subscribe
© Business Plus 15 Feb '23

Mystery Over 6,000 New Houses: Were They Built Or Not?

CIS said in its report: "At the end of the first year of their commendable Housing for All plan, the Government claims to have exceeded their target of building 25,000 new homes by almost 20%, by deli -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 15 Feb '23

BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland: Housebuilding activity contracts four months in a row

The latest BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) also showed builders continue to battle sharp input cost inflation as prices increased across a broad range o -  Subscribe
© The Currency 01 Feb '23

Ronan Lyons: Ireland has hit peak construction. The data reveals it is still not nearly enough

Unfortunately, we are at the peak of the construction cycle. While almost 30,000 homes were completed last year, just 22,300 were started – down from 25,400 in 2021. Meanwhile, the number of propert -  Subscribe
© RTE 18 Jan '23

Continued cost inflation threatens housing output - AECOM

"The challenge is, because of cost increases over the last few years, the viability of certain types of homes - particularly apartments for rental - the viability of building those has fallen away. It -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Jan '23

Council home completions up 15 per cent as Wicklow soars up BER A-rated rankings

The majority of BER-rated homes in Wicklow have achieved a rating in the C or D range (52 per cent), while 29 per cent are in the A and B range, and 19 are in the lowest range, E to G. -  Subscribe
© Business Post 08 Jan '23

Internal report: LDA pays more to build affordable homes than EU neighbours

The 40-page research document obtained by the Business Post, which has not been shared with the Department of Housing, was labelled by the agency as “private & confidential – not to be shared outs -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 12 Dec '22

Further drop in building activity threatens housing targets

The latest Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index shows activity in the sector fell for the second month running. It adds to a growing list of data pointing to a slowdown as inflation and a drop -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 01 Dec '22

CSO: Homebuilding slumps by 16% as construction inflation soars

Building materials giant CRH recently warned that the industry faces a “second wave” of inflation as spiralling energy prices drive up the cost of everything from wages to logistics. -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 19 Nov '22

BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland Construction PMI

All three monitored categories saw activity decrease during October, albeit to varying degrees. Housing activity was down only marginally following a slight rise in September. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Oct '22

CIF call for concrete levy review

Tom Parlon, the federation’s director general, argued that the levy posed a serious threat to Government efforts to tackle the housing crisis, the National Development Plan and general construction. -  Subscribe
© Business Plus 18 Oct '22

Building Of Homes Slowing Down To A Trickle

The figures reveal just 5,202 out of a target of 9,500 last year were built. Of 1,850 private and affordable homes planned and 750 planned shared equity properties, none were completed. The figures -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Oct '22

Construction costs surge again with concrete levy impact yet to be felt

BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland’s latest construction industry tracker detected a modest pick-up in activity in September following three months of contraction, with new orders stabilising and emplo -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 04 Oct '22

Families ‘distressed’ as developer delays major housing project in Co Laois due to rising costs

Alder Residential has put the development of Millers Hill, a 79-home estate in Killenard, on hold until next March, citing the rising cost of construction materials, tight labour markets, a shortage o -  Subscribe
© 29 Sep '22

Cost of building new homes to go up by as much as €3k due to concrete levy

A NEW 10% levy on concrete introduced in the Budget to help pay the redress for the mica scandal will mean it will mean an extra cost of at least €3,00 to build a typical home in Ireland, it was war -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 13 Sep '22

Housing delivery in Dublin facing 'exceptional challenges and high risks'

The second report from the Dublin Housing Delivery Group (DHDG), which includes local authority heads and Department of Housing officials, highlighted numerous concerns around how new housing developm -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Sep '22

BNP Paribas: Housebuilding set to hit highest level since before financial crisis

The bank’s latest barometer indicated that activity in the Irish housing sector declined for a third straight month in August as new orders fell sharply and inflationary pressures remained pronounce -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 01 Sep '22

Construction industry levy and vacant homes tax expected in budget

The industry levy has long been mooted as a way to fund the €2.7bn mica redress scheme to remediate homes built with structurally unsound concrete blocks. -  Subscribe
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