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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 21 Sep '20

Long-term remote working could be the ruin of city centre economies and FDI: Kellie O'Brien, Savills

I work for Savills - one of Ireland's largest property advisors - as an associate director in its office-leasing team. Our success is contingent on demand from office occupiers for space. What prom -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Sep '20

Selling off homes has hurt State's ability to provide social housing

Prof Michelle Norris told the Dublin Economics Workshop that Ireland needs to learn lessons from other small countries, particularly Austria and Denmark, which provide much more social housing at a fr -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Sep '20

Ronan Lyons says State needs to build 1.4m extra homes by 2050 to meet demand

“The more homes that are available the more prices fall... We’ll need something like 3.1 million dwellings by 2050” to accommodate this increase, he told the annual conference of the Dublin Econ -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 07 Sep '20

Building to a crisis: Fixing the Irish housing model

Assistant professor of architecture at UCD Orla Hegarty agrees that what is needed is a much more strategic focus on affordable housing. "It has been sold to us for a long time as a supply problem. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 04 Sep '20

Does property make sense as a pension punt?

Aengus Burns is a partner at Grant Thornton: “It tends to be more of a play on yield, so it’s probably more suited to high yield, high return investments than investments where you are looking for -  Subscribe
© Business Post 31 Aug '20

Daniel O'Connor, JLL: Politicians need to ignore anti-hotel sentiment

If our leaders do not want to be haunted by past errors, they must resist any new hotel development planning restrictions coming into force in the final months of 2020 -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 31 Aug '20

New State body required to build homes and tackle housing crisis

The emphasis has to switch to capital spending – building more houses. The most effective way to do this is to establish a national building authority, employing specialised staff, with a singular o -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Aug '20

Time to add morality to the profit motive when building: Damian Flanagan, property investor

A “moral” building was one that made a positive contribution to society and human beings as a whole, not one simply designed to extract as much profit as possible from the people living in them. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Aug '20

Bill Nowlan: 'Turnkey’ approach is ideal for providing high volumes of houses at affordable prices

"Some commentators are attributing the shortfall in supply to lack of skilled labour. I do not agree. The problem lies in the procurement and funding structures currently in the industry. Ireland has -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 Aug '20

Claim that 47,000 new homes needed a year isn’t credible

The one thing the report neatly eschews is any discussion of land values and why the costs of development can vary so greatly across the State. The only valid explanation for why this is much costlier -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 20 Aug '20

Paul McNeive: Don't write off 2020 - there are still property deals to be done

You should be reconsidering the areas you are in, and what you could be doing differently. In March, I advised firms to be getting close to the insolvency practitioners, who, sadly, will become a sour -  Subscribe
© Business Post 16 Aug '20

Pat Davitt: Valuing property before, during and after Covid-19

Some valuers have downgraded valuations during the coronavirus lockdown. Are they correct? -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Aug '20

Quintain directors on Covid-19, a scrapped IPO and plans for Dublin’s Cherrywood

“We think the market is going to be remarkably resilient,” says Byrne (54). He sees the fact that less than 10 per cent of Irish mortgageholders sought payment breaks during the coronavirus crisis -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 05 Aug '20

We must make bold and swift decisions to fix the housing crisis: Hugh Wallace

Currently there is no link between local development plans and national framework plans. More alarmingly, one council's development plan has no regard for the next town, county or district. The number -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Jul '20

Robin Mandal, architect: We are about to build the wrong homes in the wrong places at the wrong price

We have conflated the shortage of housing with creating a system that facilitates the needs of developers. This will not answer the needs of our society. Expecting private developers to provide a publ -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Jul '20

Costs and borrowing rules locking a generation out of home ownership, builder warns

Micheal O’Flynn, chairman and chief executive of the O’Flynn construction group, argued that any Government plan to tackle the Republic’s housing crisis had to take building costs and affordabil -  Subscribe
© Business Post 06 Jul '20

Mind your language when it comes to housing: Ivan Gaine

There is no panacea, but there should be a collective, collaborative and decipherable range of solutions for different parts of society -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Jun '20

Mark Keenan: No plunge in prices yet, as some pent-up demand keeps market going

While cheaper property prices are a good thing for first time buyers and generally for housing, hopes shouldn't be raised just yet of cheaper homes, as proved by the data contained in this quarter's I -  Subscribe
© Business Post 28 Jun '20

Elaine Byrne: A referendum on housing is not going to solve the supply crisis

It is reasonable to assume that, after five weeks of marathon talks between the three-way coalition partners, some description would have been provided regarding what exactly this would entail. Nope. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 26 Jun '20

Paul McNeive: Difficult to believe coalition could deliver on half of proposed policies

It's far more efficient to build new houses to the highest standards than to tie up scarce resources in retrofitting. Build enough houses first, then start retrofitting. -  Subscribe
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