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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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© 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
© Irish Independent 08 Apr '23

Ciara Kelly: Are you hoping for class warfare, where the squeezed middle is expected to give away its right to hold property?

The ideal(istic) solution being to never evict anyone and have secure, permanent tenancies with affordable rents. But it’s also simplistic, because landlords aren’t indentured to prop up the State -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 Mar '23

Michael McDowell: State relied on private landlords for years. Now it is turning its guns on them

Tax breaks won’t halt the damage that has been done to lessors of private accommodation by outlawing even four-year leases and substituting permanent tenancies of indefinite duration coupled with te -  Subscribe
© Business Post 19 Mar '23

Why low-rise, medium-density housing would be a game changer for the housing crisis

Tony Reddy, architect and director of Reddy A+U, will make a presentation entitled: Low Rise Medium Density Housing and Viability at the IHBA Housing Summit at Croke Park on Wednesday next, March 22. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 16 Mar '23

House price growth in Ireland is falling, will it turn negative?

Many analysts believe the industry is underestimating the impact of these higher interest rates and that we will soon see a price correction of some sort. Daragh Cassidy of "“Some of the -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Mar '23

Kathy Sheridan: Truth the first casualty in a housing crisis

Let’s reinstate that podium outside government buildings. Let’s hear it all, weekly, from the Taoiseach himself. Where is the regular, accessible Government-led information on the great housing pl -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 13 Mar '23

Shane Fleming: A lot of the rental crisis is down to weak leadership.

Shame Fleming writes on LinkedIn: A lot of the rental crisis is down to weak leadership. They knew the answers to the problem back in 1991. They knew by incentivising landlords to invest it resul -  Subscribe
© 12 Mar '23

Lorcan Sirr: 'The proportion of houses coming to market has reduced by 43.5% in 5 years'

Lorcan Sirr’s case is that one-off houses are a small slice of the overall pie, with these homes neither coming to the market or being available for rent. Social housing accounts for a proportion -  Subscribe
© Business Post 12 Mar '23

Donal Buckley: Planning uncertainty and lack of sites likely to slow development land sales

According to research from agents CBRE, 107 major deals were made worth a combined €980 million. These included residential development sites as well as several high-profile office, hotel and indust -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Mar '23

Cliff Taylor: Is Ireland really committed to private rental - or is it all about home ownership?

Do we see rental as just a transitory phase or as a longer-term way to live? Is there a commitment to develop a long-term private rental market - or is policy all about home ownership? And whatever de -  Subscribe
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