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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 Examiner 26 Oct '21

Mick Clifford: Tales of ordinary madness from the housing market

There are a few big winners and a generation of losers, who have to fork out a completely disproportionate amount of their income in order to rent a home in which they will only have basic rights of t -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Oct '21

Having two help-to-buy schemes at a time of rapid inflation is madness

We’re now planning to add another weave to the tapestry in the form of a shared-equity scheme, which involves the State paying for up to 30 per cent of the cost of new homes in return for a stake in -  Subscribe
© Business Post 11 Oct '21

Why a housing supply boost might not solve issue of price

Some economists say factors like interest rates and credit availability will have far more influence on prices in the coming years -  Subscribe
© Business Post 04 Oct '21

O’Flynn: high-rise apartments not the answer to housing crisis

The Cork-based developer said there needed to be a greater focus on delivering compact housing projects in cities, similar to those built in Ranelagh and Stoneybatter. The O’Flynn Group, which he -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 01 Oct '21

Charlie Weston: Regulator must come down hard on landlords who continue to flout rent rules

Landlords are breaching rent caps set by legislation and the regulator is promising to go after those who are breaking the law. But will anything really happen? Don’t hold your breath. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 27 Sep '21

Mark Keenan: why backyard homes could help to solve our housing crisis

So instead of vast rental payments being exported virtually tax-free out of the state each and every month (the same overseas based funds), the cash would instead fuel local economies. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 27 Sep '21

Every TD should ask themselves: Would I like to be renting for the next 25 years?

No matter how many of them lecture us that we should be more like a Berliner, most of us want to buy our own home. Eventually: Lorraine Courtney -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 20 Sep '21

New vacant homes tax won’t solve housing crisis – Finance officials

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe’s own department has cast doubt over how effective plans to hike Local Property Tax on vacant homes, in a bid to increase supply, would be in tackling the housing cr -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Sep '21

David McWilliams: Flipping rezoned land is nothing short of a State-sanctioned heist

From now on, the State will demand that a percentage of the rezoning upside is shared between the State and the landowners. So far so good... If we don’t get housing right soon, the implications for -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 10 Sep '21

Paul McNeive: There’s a housing policy for everyone in the audience, but maybe not a house

I fear that the plan is burdened with too much bureaucracy and interventions to achieve its aims. The history of interventions in the market is one of “unintended consequences”, with policies o -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 10 Sep '21

Michael Stanley of Cairn Homes says housing plans at risk from tight mortgage rules

“Housing For All needs to be complemented by a prudent and appropriate lending environment, for today’s environment, not for circumstances that existed when the rules were written, ” -  Subscribe
© Business Post 05 Sep '21

Matt Cooper: A new national housing bond is something everyone could buy into

Irish people have saved €12bn during the pandemic, so why not give them the opportunity to buy a state housing bond, marketed as a patriotic investment that helps others while helping yourself -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Sep '21

David McWilliams: Housebuyers should step away from the market

The homes that used to be reserved for the people in the middle are bought by people who used to be on the top, and the houses that used to be earmarked for the lower end of the market are snapped up -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 31 Aug '21

Ray Cooke on the Central Bank lending rules

The Central Bank Lending rules are being reviewed over the summer- should they be relaxed, should buyers be able to get higher mortgages??? OR should we leave it alone & keep them as is? What’s your -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Aug '21

Home ownership being blocked by mortgage rules, industry group claims

“It is now clear that the regulations as currently constituted are effectively locking those on average incomes out of the home-ownership market,” IPAV’s chief economist Jim Power said. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 26 Aug '21

Renters are the glue that holds our housing market together, so why are they treated like modern-day serfs?

Katie Byrne: “I firmly believe that the capitalist tradition of retaining that money after the sale of a property is exploitative and antithetical to a just society”, the landlord stated. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Aug '21

Ross Maguire of of New Beginning: Private capital in social housing is a good outcome for the State

Investment funds providing housing in the social and affordable sector do so under a long-term lease, a form of investment that has been subjected to negative commentary. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 16 Aug '21

Eoin Burke-Kennedy: Ramping up supply will not resolve Ireland’s housing crisis

A building boom – as many seem to want – will not resolve the central issue at the heart of Ireland’s housing problem: affordability. You can draw a parallel with the electric car market. Many m -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Aug '21

Michael O’Flynn: ‘Land value sharing’ proposals will increase house prices

At a time of a prolonged and acute housing crisis, when we are failing in our basic moral duty to put roofs over people’s heads, the Government is proposing to do exactly what it should not do – d -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 Aug '21

Government’s radical land sale plans potentially contentious

At root, the aim is to rein in land speculation and hoarding. But the need to make more funds available for the State to boost building is also critical, given the public finances are in tatters after -  Subscribe
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