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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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© RTE 26 Sep '23

Are landlords really fleeing the Irish housing market?

Introducing tax breaks for landlords might at first seem an obvious way to increase the supply of rental properties, but it can also increase demand for housing, leading to higher house prices and mor -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Sep '23

Lorcan Sirr, TUD: The hidden ways our housing could be making us sick

Housing is mostly left to the market and built wherever developers have land. Water infrastructure takes decades. And health doesn’t seem to get a look-in at a macro level. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 14 Sep '23

Paul McNeive: Ratepayers must be on the ball as revaluations hit their bottom line

The rates payable by the occupier of a commercial premises to the local authority do not receive enough attention, in my view. -  Subscribe
© Business Post 11 Sep '23

Peter Garrigan, CBRE: Residential land hoarding is more fiction than fact

While development land trades have slowed, demand for well positioned sites remains strong, particularly for residentially zoned sites. However, landowners should be aware of the need for fresh thinki -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Sep '23

Myles Clarke, CBRE: Climate change presents significant challenge for real estate investors

Developing new assets means addressing not just the environmental impact of a building, but ensuring also that thought is given to its impact on society. Our built environment must not ostracise local -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 04 Sep '23

Una Mullally: It looks like a commercial property crash is looming for Dublin

Dublin city urgently needs a cohesive strategy to tackle office vacancy. In Park West, an office complex has been converted to social housing. Social housing in industrial estates on Dublin’s outski -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 21 Aug '23

Richard Curran: Housing crisis was years in the making, and more money alone will not solve it

Imagine if, a few years ago, the Government said it was looking at putting €8bn into a new state agency charged with building tens of thousands of affordable homes. The reaction would have been enor -  Subscribe
© Business Post 11 Jun '23

Colin Richardson, CBRE: Speculative commercial market shows promise for second half of year

As we head towards the half-year mark, the Irish commercial real estate market remains in a transitional phase, with a confluence of cyclical and secular trends impacting deal flow and sentiment. D -  Subscribe
© Business Post 11 Jun '23

Why the 'stretched valuation' of commercial property should make us worry

Lorcan Allen: There are now major question marks hanging over the supposed value of commercial property assets in Ireland – and the Central Bank has identified this as a threat to the health of the -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 May '23

Empty office blocks could become liveable homes, but it’s not simple

Some of the challenges are technical, and some are commercial. The biggest technical issue is the sheer size of many office buildings. There are vacant offices in Dublin with floorplates of 28,000s -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 23 May '23

Eoin O’Malley: State has the power to push private developers to act in the public interest on housing

Steady house prices should be good news for us all, as developers will continue to build, and buyers don’t get spooked into waiting to buy if prices are about to become cheaper. Rapid falls would ca -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 May '23

Cliff Taylor: Are Irish house prices set to fall further, in common with many European markets?

The long price surge is over, even if the dynamics of the Irish market and the stronger financial position of households look set to provide some support to prices, avoiding a re-run of the financial -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 May '23

Fintan O’Toole: Ireland’s giant open-air experiment on property has failed

We do not have an economy that prioritises the fulfilment of people’s needs. There’s still a governing ideology that holds (a) that the market will provide housing and (b) that the market is ratio -  Subscribe
© Guardian 07 May '23

Our cities are not museums. We must stop nimbys weaponising heritage laws to block affordable housing

There’s no denying the importance of preserving our most significant buildings. However, in recent years, heritage protections have gone too far, taking precedence over other policy goals, and being -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 28 Apr '23

Paul McNeive: Government hits panic button on housing supply as election looms

The Government parties must have seen this danger too, yet, despite unlimited resources, they have been unable to identify the radical actions needed to haul them from the quicksand of bureaucracy, mu -  Subscribe
© The Currency 23 Apr '23

Ian Kehoe: The fact that Glenveagh cannot secure permission to build any houses in a calendar year is beyond the point of irony

If anyone in government has not watched the interview, they should. Because it was shocking. Stephen Garvey: “For the last 12 months we have seen no decisions come out... We did not get a single dec -  Subscribe
© Business Post 23 Apr '23

House prices will have to fall if we don’t want our kids to emigrate

Owen Reidy of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions says homeowners must be prepared to take the possible hit on property values, as current spiralling house prices are creating a situation where we are -  Subscribe
© 19 Apr '23

Cian O'Callaghan of Social Democrats: Owners of vacant properties should either use it, rent it or sell it

The Government needs to stop rewarding speculators who leave habitable homes vacant and drop the pretence that it has taken action on the issue. It is time to get serious about property vacancy in Ire -  Subscribe
© Business Post 16 Apr '23

Damien McCaffrey, director investments BNP Paribas: Mood of cautious optimism prevails

Investors are regrouping and setting strategies to take into account the new monetary reality, rebalancing toward property that has enduring value, writes Damien McCaffrey -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Apr '23

‘Dysfunctional and illogical’: Developer Michael O’Flynn on Ireland’s vacant land tax

“It’s conceptually good, but the application is dysfunctional and illogical,” he tells podcast presenter Ciarán Hancock. Calling it a hopeless plan, the property developer says, “it hasn -  Subscribe
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