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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 06 Jun '24

Paul McNieve: Why office tenants aren’t seeing big property price drops

There were suggestions the developer Harry Hyams was benefiting by keeping the building vacant, as the capital value based on the theoretical market rent was rising faster than if he agreed a letting. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Jun '24

Fintan O'Toole: There’s one fundamental reason why we have a housing crisis

If the State builds houses, it has assets. If it doesn’t, it forks out more and more money to private landlords to put people up in unsuitable and unstable conditions. So obviously we weren’t goin -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Jun '24

Michael McDowell: What’s the biggest problem of the housing crisis? It’s the Department of Housing

That system has actually led to de-zoning of development lands in places such as Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. Local authority members are now strictly controlled in their powers to decide on county and cit -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 05 Jun '24

Eilis O’Hanlon: What is so wrong with taking money from developers?

It’s almost like the good old days, when the mere mention of the words “brown envelope” were enough to have anyone who uttered them on the airwaves hailed as a great wit on a par with Oscar Wild -  Subscribe
© Business Post 22 May '24

Colm Lauder: Ireland needs to get real on need for private investments in social housing

Watchers of the Irish housing market will see parallels in the situation here with the criticisms levelled by a Westminster parliamentary committee at the UK government’s current approach to meeting -  Subscribe
© 22 May '24

Ireland is not a country where house prices are meant to fall

Ireland is roughly two-thirds homeowners, one-third renters. Of that home-owning group, their house is by far their most valuable asset. Figures published recently by a Central Bank researcher foun -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 May '24

Inside Business podcast: Does Dublin have a problem with vacant offices?

In part one John McCartney, Director of Research at BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland, discusses a significant surge in Dublin’s office vacancies. In part two economics columnist Cliff Taylor looks at -  Subscribe
© Business Post 08 May '24

Rent caps ‘impeding’ Ireland’s ability to attract property investment

Speaking at the Glenveagh AGM Stephen Garvey, the property developer’s chief executive, questioned whether the caps were the having the desired effect -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 May '24

In today’s Ireland, the rich live in houses that were built for the poor

Quite apart from the societal effect of pushing poor people out of their old neighbourhoods, funnelling so much money via mortgages into housing has reversed the inventive structure of our economy. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Apr '24

David McWilliams: One sector of Ireland endures housing as a crippling monthly cost while another enjoys it as an appreciating asset

If many Irish first-time buyers – once Bertie’s Fusiliers – are locked out of the house party, the housing issue could be converting them from potential supporters to potential enemies of the ce -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 06 Apr '24

Mark Keenan: Less than one-third of all new homes built last year were made available to ‘regular’ buyers

Government will expect an upbeat reception to data showing a decent uptick in new-home completions as outlined by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). It reports a 10pc rise in Irish new-home output -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 Apr '24

Response to David McWilliams from Dublin Democratic Planning Association: "I do not know where his data originates, but it does not match ours."

In my lifetime work as an architect, I never heard of judicial review of housing planning decisions until the advent of SHD. Our research shows that these “legal objections” were indeed based on a -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 02 Apr '24

David McWilliams: An entitled minority are giving two fingers to the rest in Ireland’s housing crisis

Restrictive land-use regulations, burdensome building requirements and the reliable flurry of objections from “aggrieved” local residents all serve to constrain the potential supply of housing – -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Mar '24

John Fitzgerald: Ireland’s system of rent regulation stifles expansion of accommodation supply

There is very limited access to bank funding to support a builder expanding activity – they have to put up a lot of the capital themselves, rather than relying heavily on borrowing. This could be go -  Subscribe
© Business Post 10 Mar '24

Questions remain for Nama as state looks to finally close door on financial crash

Ireland’s ‘bad bank’ will finally be wound down in 2025 after significant controversy over its activities -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Mar '24

Pat Davitt: I fear a very different kind of property crash

We could be heading for a new form of “crash”, not this time in terms of falling prices but in social solidarity and social cohesion. The shape of this one, should it be allowed to happen, will be -  Subscribe
© The Currency 21 Feb '24

Ronan Lyons: Don’t blame hotels for Dublin’s housing shortage – build more instead

Dublin City Council has refused planning permission for central hotel developments on the grounds that they’re not needed in the areas, missing the point that failure to build hotel rooms puts renew -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Feb '24

Una Mullally: The wheels have come off the Irish commercial property market

The number of new workers that would be required to fill this space betrays the complete absence of any kind of cohesive planning, not just regarding labour market projections, but especially regardin -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Feb '24

Michael O'Flynn: Even with State subsidies, it is not realistic to expect house prices in Dublin to come down dramatically

Is it too much to ask that our political parties would put their differences aside and come up with emergency plans to address the current requirement and the deficit in housing? -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 26 Jan '24

‘It should not be allowed to happen’ – Anger as Ryanair buys bulk of Swords housing estate to accommodate staff

“Whilst I acknowledge their workers deserve and should have a roof over their heads. It's a bit of a slap in the face to the local residents given the lack of communication.” -  Subscribe
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