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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 25 Sep '17

Ronan Lyons: I have to ask - is Ireland 25 years into a 100-year housing crisis?

Dublin needs an apartment block of 200 homes opening every week from now until the 2080s. The rest of the country (combined) needs six opening every month. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Sep '17

Wrangling over ‘affordable housing’ prices threatens funding

“In some of the south Dublin sites, the developers are having difficulty delivering affordable housing because of the overall development costs associated with the area. “It is easier for develop -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Sep '17

Fintan O’Toole: We have returned to 1913 conditions - families living in a single room

The market myth was exposed in the crazy boom years. We had a frenzy of private housebuilding. Houses were going up like balloons at a children’s party: at the height of the madness, we were buildin -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 14 Sep '17

Paul Mills: Developers need to accept houses need to be built for people on the average wages

I cannot understand why housing planning applications are not flooding the local authority’s’ offices or why housing construction isn’t booming. -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 13 Sep '17

Developer Michael O’Flynn seeks new measures to spur building

Mr O’Flynn — who was speaking at a Chartered Institute of Management Accountants business breakfast in Cork — said that there was a lack of “joined-up thinking” at the moment that was hamper -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Sep '17

[Selfish] Public culture is ultimately to blame for lack of houses

Michael O’Loughlin: This is not a crisis, this is a permanent, structural condition, one which has been carefully planned – or rather, carefully and deliberately left unplanned, for a complex mixt -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Sep '17

Complex housing crisis needs variety of imaginative solutions

Marian Finnegan, chief economist with property agents Sherry FitzGerald, puts the requirement at 38,000-39,000 houses a year up to 2020. She points to just 0.8 per cent of standing stock being availab -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Sep '17

Barry Cowen, TD: Responding to Fintan O'Toole's comments about VAT proposals

This is why we proposed to directly incentivise the construction of units (houses or apartments) to be sold below affordable price points. This would involve the application of the special rate of VAT -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Sep '17

Tax breaks for housing developers show Fianna Fáil's true colours

This history is worth recalling because Fianna Fáil is at it again. Over the weekend it unveiled its big new idea to solve the housing crisis: tax breaks for developers. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 04 Sep '17

Government must not create house price spike - Slark

Gavin Slark of Grafton group: "I don't want to take a political view on it, but if we can find mechanisms in Ireland that help to underpin the growth in the housing market, I think that's a good thing -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 01 Sep '17

Colum Kenny: A semi-State for housing would solve absolutely nothing

There is no single planning body for the entire Dublin region, including Dún Laoghaire, Bray and Fingal. And who has ever answered for “planning failures of the past”? Planning should ultimately -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 16 Aug '17

How can we force vulture funds to build homes?

They are not inherently evil. They are just rational. And rather than rail helplessly against the predictable behaviour of the sort of mobile international capital we invited into Ireland in the firs -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 11 Aug '17

Is the property market 'at middle stage of upturn'?

The latest quarterly commercial property monitor from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) found that only half of members nationally believe that the property market is at the middle sta -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 11 Aug '17

Carrots have failed to get houses built... it's time to use the stick

But it's not just the 'Stabilising Rents, Boosting Supply' scheme that appears to be such an abject failure. Earlier this week, the Irish Independent revealed that developers and local authorities had -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 17 Jul '17

Indo editorial: Help-to-buy scheme a disaster - as predicted

And we also know that this is all about lack of supply. We urgently need more houses to be built and for that we need bureaucratic log-jams set aside as quickly as possible. We acknowledge the sinc -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 17 Jul '17

Indo editorial: Property and the squeezed middle

It may be that the crisis has ushered in a new era in which the middle-class aspiration of property ownership will remain beyond the reach of many in this new generation and that the relative norm els -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Jul '17

Tanya Sweeney: At €4,000 a month, my property earns more than I do

On the ground, buyers, bloodied but far from unbowed, are speaking a familiar language: “Well over asking price”; “Bidding storm”; “Not our dream home, but it will do”. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 10 Jul '17

Solution to the housing crisis is under our noses

The latest Census data tells us there are more than 180,000 vacant homes across the State. Bringing even 50,000 of them back into use would represent the equivalent of two years' supply and help ease -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 03 Jul '17

Colm McCarthy: Deflating housing bubble must bring realistic prices

It has taken several decades to create the current artificial shortage of building land in the Dublin area and it would be risky to unravel it too quickly. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 26 Jun '17

Richard Curran: Time to say bye bye to ill-conceived Help-to-Buy housing scheme

When it bites the dust, most likely in the October budget, it will no doubt have helped finance nice furnishings for people who were buying their first home and didn't need the cash. It will also have -  Subscribe
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