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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 23 Nov '17

Paul McNeive: Has the Government learned nothing from the disastrous crash?

This was frustrating in that the private sector should never have been expected to provide social housing. The private sector operates in a profit-driven free market and, by definition, there is no ma -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Nov '17

Government unwilling to admit scale of housing crisis, developer says

“They are families, not units,” he said. Barrett’s case is that the Government cannot tackle the crisis. It has signed the stability and growth pact which allows it to borrow only 3 per cent of -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 20 Nov '17

Housing dysfunction is a political failure, not an economic one

There is nobody who would claim that the aggregate housing services market in Ireland is being well provided for. There is a market failure. When market failures happen governments must step in, or el -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 20 Nov '17

Solving housing will be time consuming

Dutch housing associations are much larger and better financed than their UK and Irish equivalents. In Sweden and the Netherlands, these bodies are now net contributors to the national coffers. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 20 Nov '17

Eilis O'Hanlon: The housing crisis is about people, not just prices

To afford to live in such a house, said couple must stretch themselves to the absolute limit financially. Pray tell, ESRI, is that "on the low side"? The institute's research is not in doubt here. -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 17 Nov '17

Jim Power: Debate about a housing bubble is missing the point

Demand is being driven higher by solid fundamentals such as population growth, employment creation, an improvement in credit availability, and a basic improvement in confidence about Ireland’s futur -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 16 Nov '17

A bubble? We just need more homes

Among the most prominent of those arguing that another bubble is coming is economist and author David McWilliams. On the face of it, one would have to be brave to bet against him. McWilliams argued a -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 16 Nov '17

‘Vulture-like’ landlords criticised for exploiting tenants

Cork auctioneer, Andrew Moore: An “insatiable appetite” for higher rents by vulture-like landlords is leaving tenants open to exploitation in a “completely broken market”. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 09 Nov '17

More property experts say values approaching peak

These are among the latest findings from the third quarter 'Ireland Commercial Property Monitor' compiled by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) in conjunction with the Royal Institute o -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Nov '17

Is the housing market getting more unfair?

Mortgage lending limits can play an important part in ensuring that we never return to the crazy lending of the boom years. That’s important to note. However, in the current environment, it could be -  Subscribe
© Business Post 31 Oct '17

[Needs SBP sub] Karl Deeter: What have we done?

Those who say we can’t give away land miss the point: we’re punishing all of society for bad management -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 26 Oct '17

Paul McNeive: Could the answer to the building height debate be 20 storeys in the city?

While apartment values increase, the higher up in the building they are, building costs don't increase in a linear way, and the economics of development move in stages, as foundations and frames have -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 24 Oct '17

Finance Minister: 'Stamp duty hike in national interest'

"If it was a shock to the [property] industry, then I urge them to look more carefully at what I say in the future. "In the run-up to the Budget, I said I will make economic choices in the context o -  Subscribe
© Business Post 23 Oct '17

Karl Deeter: What have we done?

Those who say we can’t give away land miss the point: we’re punishing all of society for bad management -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Oct '17

Green areas in suburbs ripe for housing - Dublin city chief, Owen Keegan

“I think parts of these sites, many of which are pretty useless spaces which don’t offer much in the way of amenity, could be used to provide higher-rise units, in the five-eight story range.” -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 20 Oct '17

Ireland’s housing crisis is ‘completely normal’: outgoing chairman of the Housing Agency Conor Skehan

“We are at the end of a classic five-year period, which occurs at the end of a housing crash. The first two years are stopping to work out has the actual building finished collapsing around us.” -  Subscribe
© Business Post 16 Oct '17

An enduring Irish love affair

People still believe in property as an investment, despite the recent memory of the catastrophic crash -  Subscribe
© Business Post 16 Oct '17

Developers slam tripling of stamp duty in budget

(Needs subscription) Stephen Vernon says amount raised from tax might fall well short of government projections; Johnny Ronan calls decision to raise rate ‘unwelcome and unwise’ -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 06 Oct '17

Help-to-Buy is 'a mad idea' - former Central Bank official

Stefan Gerlach, who left the financial regulator last year to take up a post as chief economist at BSI bank in Zurich, made the remark in response to a tweet from veteran London-based journalist Russe -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 04 Oct '17

'Significant Government intervention' needed to tackle the housing crisis – Sherry Fitzgerald

The forthcoming budget represents the best opportunity for the Government to address these issues," Marian Finnegan, chief economist at Sherry FitzGerald, said. The call for action from the estate ag -  Subscribe
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