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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 20 Apr '18

Colm McCarthy: How to solve the housing crisis

Most Irish people with a steady job can afford to rent accommodation and can at least aspire to home ownership. The exception is Dublin. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 20 Apr '18

Richard Curran: Housing boom is different this time - high costs and rip-off rents mean it's far crueller

Dealing with the housing problem head on would have meant taking on various property interests but also taking policy initiatives during the recession years that would have been deeply unpopular with -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 11 Apr '18

Housing crisis 'biggest economic and social issue' as 10pc price increase predicted - report

The lack of housing poses a “serious national challenge and threat” to the economy, a highly influential report warns the Government today. Housing is “undoubtedly the biggest economic and so -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 Apr '18

Cash buyers lead the charge as Ireland’s property woes continue

And so we arrive at a point, where property price inflation of 12.5 per cent is glumly accepted as a fact of life, home ownership is prohibitive for most of the population under a certain age and ineq -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Mar '18

David McWilliams: Dublin is squeezing out low-income workers

So you can see that rents have risen 10 times faster than incomes. Rents in Dublin 2,3,4,5 and 6 reveal increases of a similar magnitude over the past seven years rendering “central Dublin” out of -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 23 Mar '18

Ronan Lyons: Could cost rental housing help to kick-start the market?

Suppose policymakers do finally grasp the nettle and bring housing costs down by, say, one quarter. The break-even or 'cost rent' for a two-bed is still likely to be in the region of €1,000 per m -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 20 Mar '18

Declan Jordan: The Government’s much-vaunted 2040 plan is a manifesto for sprawl

If the target of 60% of these houses being built at the edge of settlements and in rural areas, that is 330,000 new homes that will require transport links to the location of the jobs they will need. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 13 Mar '18

Jean Winters of CIF: Building sector needs women to thrive

This balance is not reflected at the top of construction companies where only 3pc of CEOs and 10pc of company directors are women. Addressing these imbalances is more than a moral issue. It's good bus -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Mar '18

Eamon Ryan: Social housing on its own will not solve the housing crisis

The name is descriptive because the rents are set at a level which covers the full cost of construction over the life of a long-term building loan. It is effectively affordable, high-quality rental ac -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 05 Mar '18

Responsible majority of mortgage holders shouldn't pay for irresponsible minority

These responsible borrowers are paying the highest mortgage rates in the eurozone, because they are paying not just their own mortgage, but they are also paying the mortgages of the 20,000 or so peopl -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 15 Feb '18

Paul McNeive: Industrial market finally recovers - and this time it really is different

Most of the enquiries for new space are to lease, with the majority of sales taking place in the second-hand market. While office and retail investments became expensive, prime industrial yields almos -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 14 Feb '18

Desperation to build housing now comes at a heavy price

Do we really want to have our sporting clubs approached by developers with offers of cash and land swaps to prise them from their proper place at the heart of our communities ? The answer today to -  Subscribe
© Business Post 12 Feb '18

[Needs SBP sub] Time for competition on mortgage credit

Almost 900,000 people rent their living accommodation in Ireland, according to property agent Savills. There are a number of factors as to why this is the case. We can look at the recession and subseq -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Feb '18

David McWilliams: Dublin Port is a waste of space. Move it

There is an obvious solution to Dublin’s crippling capacity problem: move our Port and develop one of Dublin’s greatest natural assets into a new, gleaming city. Dublin is one of the last major ci -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 09 Feb '18

'House prices to fall here if UK fails to get Brexit deal'

This country faces Brexit-related risks because of its tight links with Britain, its largest trading partner, according to ratings agency Standard and Poor's (S&P). "Should the UK government fail t -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 08 Feb '18

Why Vat should be cut for builders after all

Over the past few weeks I’ve had some conversations with professional investors about the apartment market in Ireland. It is a subject worth ventilating because apartments can be a powerful enabl -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Feb '18

Paul McNeive: Resurgent residential property market offers planners opportunity

The big challenge for the firm, and its clients, they told me, is the difficulty in finding development sites, particularly in Dublin, however, they see great opportunity in Dublin City Council's revi -  Subscribe
© Business Post 29 Jan '18

[Needs SBP sub] State’s largest landlord: lower standards and we will deliver new homes

The state’s largest landlord is increasing the pressure on Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy to change apartment standards and planning rules, telling him that its investors are “struggling to un -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Jan '18

David McWilliams: Rising house prices suit too many people

Could it be a national conspiracy whereby the establishment tolerates high prices for accommodation and therefore, higher returns for the construction industry, the property business, its commercial h -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Jan '18

Letters to Times: Rebuilding Ireland home loans

Politicians still haven’t grasped the fact that many people never have, and never will, be able to buy a house. Social housing provided by the State is an obligation and a responsibility. -  Subscribe
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