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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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© Business Post 31 Mar '20

Nothing taken for granted as property market holds its breath

House buyers and sellers alike are holding their breath as the nation waits for the pandemic to play out. Here‘s how the residential sector is handling the uncertainty – and what might happen next -  Subscribe
The Property Week 03 Apr '20

Latest PPR sales results already fully matched up with our listings – Download sample here

We've already completed this week's matching up of the latest sales results with the original property listings (as well as recording results of properties not previously listed). Download sample here -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Mar '20

Cantillon: Government’s move to allow construction to continue is good politics

Halting everything but essential building projects boils down to choosing what is “essential” in the first place. Working that out is not easy. The word could apply to repairing flood-damaged stru -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Mar '20

John McCartney, Savills: Housing back on agenda once Covid-19 crisis over

The supply-side response to these developments has been interesting. After a slow start, construction took off with a vengeance. Even the narrowest measure of housing output shows a near fivefold incr -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 24 Mar '20

A 'waste' for construction industry to have protective clothing when HSE needs them

Architecture and planning expert Orla Hegarty has called on the construction industry to hand over to the HSE any personal protective equipment (PPE) they have. It was a “waste” of PPE to give -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 19 Mar '20

Paul McNeive: Property professionals' perspectives

Mark Reynolds: "After 9-11, everything came back in two weeks. This will take longer, but it will be the same. The fundamentals are right." Myles Clarke: "perhaps a hiatus, and a little bit of value". -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 16 Mar '20

If apartments are not viable, how come we are building them?

We’re constantly told the solution to housing in Ireland is more high-density development, in other words more apartments and fewer three-bed semis. Problem is, the industry says it cannot deliver a -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 13 Mar '20

Colm McCarthy: Should central government take control of planning in our cities?

The incoming team, whatever its composition, will have to make choices, which means that affordable projects will have to take priority over the visionary stuff. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Mar '20

MISSED: Why the notion that building more houses will cure our housing woes is bogus

In the same breath, he [Glenveagh’s chief executive, Stephen Garvey] admitted the company could not produce homes for people on average incomes because building costs here were too high. So how is t -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Mar '20

Dermot Desmond: Everyone has a right to a home. Here is how it can be done

The following snapshot of 2019 highlights our flawed approach to housing. – 5 per cent of apartments built were available for purchase; 95 per cent were sold to institutions. – A total of 8,000 -  Subscribe
© Business Post 09 Mar '20

[NEEDS BP SUB] Ivan Gaine: House-building solutions must focus on affordability and viability

There are no easy solutions, but there can be creative solutions for different demand profiles as people go through their lives and their housing requirements evolve. For now, let's focus on the immed -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 05 Mar '20

Paul McNeive on 'Twitter spats' with UCD architecture assistant professor Orla Hegarty

Ms Hegarty is annoyed about the variations to the Dublin City Development Plan, which she describes as political "knee-jerk reactions". By these she means measures like the ministerial guidelines to l -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Mar '20

Could Danish co-op model solve Ireland’s housing problems?

Recent data from Eurofound showing that Ireland has one of the EU’s highest rates of people aged 25-29 still living in the parental home while Denmark has the least, provides a shocking illustration -  Subscribe
© Other 05 Mar '20

Home ownership is the West’s biggest economic-policy mistake

Vibrant cities without space to grow; ageing homeowners sitting in half-empty homes who are keen to protect their view; and a generation of young people who cannot easily afford to rent or buy and thi -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 04 Mar '20

Cairn Homes says 'cuckoo' funds are key to city living

Funding from institutional investors is needed to facilitate city centre living, according to Michael Stanley, CEO of Cairn Homes: "So, if you want city centre apartment living, which is really expens -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Feb '20

John FitzGerald: Urgent action is not enough to deliver required new homes

Building land is still exceptionally pricey, with one site in Dublin this week selling for €6.5 million an acre. Effective action to release more building land, tackle land hoarding and reduce site -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Feb '20

‘The only time apartments were viable was in . . . Ballsbridge, Killiney and Dalkey’: Pat Farrelly CEO Irish Institutional Property

Farrell sees the participation of institutional capital – which, he notes, accounts for less than 5 per cent of the total rental stock available in the Republic – as being critical for a mature pr -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Feb '20

Eoin Burke-Kennedy: Turbocharging housing supply may fuel negative equity

Ires Reit dismissed suggestions, however, that it would halt building new apartments until it knew which parties were likely to form the next government. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 21 Feb '20

Paul McNeive: Could the election reduce supply and increase rents?

Sinn Féin keeps saying it will "cut rents". This echoes the equally ridiculous proposal to reduce commercial rents under existing leases in a previous election campaign. You can't! -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Feb '20

Irish Reits would benefit from property funds overhaul, Davy says

Davy analyst Coin Grant: “We have long been of the view that these fund structures have major flaws relative to the listed sector, where there is daily pricing, immediate liquidity, full regulation -  Subscribe
© Business Post 17 Feb '20

[NEEDS BP SUB] Derek Mulligan of OMD: Post-election housing plans may be more political than practical

Incentivising builders and landlords should be an important part of solving the housing crisis but is unlikely to be play well with voters -  Subscribe
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