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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 16 Sep '19

Despite house price drop, the real underlying problem remains; Government has failed

The real underlying problem remains: demand has well outstripped supply. In most places that is called a shortage. A shortage means that everyone – the industry, Government and that idolised abstrac -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Sep '19

Cliff Taylor: We should be glad Dublin house prices are falling

Perhaps more houses should be the priority in an economy approaching full employment. And when even those who will get jobs in the shiny new offices can’t afford the local rents, you know you have a -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 20 Aug '19

Una Mullally: By wrapping itself in the cape of spoofery, WeWork has managed to excel beyond the humble task of signing leases

John Arenas, chief executive of Serendipity Labs, said last week that WeWork would need to make $94 billion in revenue to get a 30 per cent profit. It has $4 billion in committed revenue. -  Subscribe
© Business Post 19 Aug '19

[NEEDS SBP SUB]: Lorcan Sirr: Rental sector ‘cheerleaders’ are peddling a dangerous line

Our home ownership system is our welfare, our wealth and our safety net, and it is unwise to dismantle it without having a plan B -  Subscribe
© Business Post 12 Aug '19

Tom Parlon: Procurement paralysis is slowing down the delivery of housing

Across the country, construction companies are reporting that the number of commencements of critical infrastructure projects has fallen off a cliff in the past six months. The fallout from the Nation -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Jul '19

Cliff Taylor: We need affordable homes, not unaffordable loans

But the key to solving all this does not lie in the borrowing rules, it lies somewhere in the availability of serviced land, the price of building and, perhaps, the hobbled nature of the building sect -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Jul '19

Cantillon: The myth of our housing ‘market’

Seemingly ignoring its own power in all of this, the Government says we have a housing “market”, which will soon be functioning “normally”. Unsold houses and slowing construction in the face o -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Jul '19

Chris Johns: Is our desire to own our own home about to falter?

Would today’s generation of house buyers be quite so keen on the hassle of ownership if they thought that prices are destined not to rise for, well, at least a generation? -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Jul '19

John McCartney of Savills: Ireland’s housing market is stabilising, despite claims to the contrary

Longer-term, if completions were to continue rising, as in recent years, the biggest concern would actually be about over-supply. Thankfully, however, the construction industry already seems to hav -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Jul '19

Conall Mac Coille of Davy: Foreign investors have been made scapegoats for Ireland's housing crisis

These accusations are false. First, rents had exceeded their Celtic Tiger era peaks long before institutional investment stepped up in 2018. Notably, average rents rose by 8.5 per cent in Dublin in th -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Jul '19

Michael O'Flynn: Herd mentality condemns generation to rental housing

The mortgage market in Ireland was projected to grow by 17 per cent last year. Instead it grew by only 9 per cent and only one in three were first-time buyers. This is not just a statistic – it is a -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Jul '19

Eilis O'Hanlon: 'Is this the end of the middle class?'

The ability to buy a home if one is prudent and industrious should be regarded as part of the social contract, not least because the benefits of home ownership go far beyond financial considerations. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 04 Jul '19

Karlin Lillington: How Silicon Docks is killing Dublin

We lurch ever closer to the unwanted example of San Francisco, a renowned city now struggling with problems greatly exacerbated by the poorly planned-for expansion of the tech sector. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 02 Jul '19

Dermot O'Leary of Goodbody: Central Bank loan rules are vital so State really must stimulate less-expensive supply

Those limits have set the level of home ownership below where the Government – and, ultimately, voters – would like it to be. Ironically, the effectiveness of the Central Bank is stopping the Gove -  Subscribe
© Business Post 01 Jul '19

[NEEDS SBP SUB] Karl Deeter: The Central Bank can’t claim the credit

Could it be that the market is actually, for once, getting some normal relationship between supply and demand? I had a chat with my friend John McCartney, who is the director of research at Savills an -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 20 Jun '19

ESRI in latest quarterly economic commentary urges more aggressive site tax to spur housing supply

Kieran McQuinn said taking the “speculative element” out of land prices was the quickest route to lowering construction costs, as labour and raw material costs are set to continue to rise over the -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Jun '19

O’Flynn issues stern rebuke to ‘cheerleaders’ of private rented sector

"The model means that they do not have to pay rent when their income reduces on retirement and they have an asset of value. On death that asset can give a financial leg up to their children.” -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 Jun '19

We are building the wrong houses, in the wrong places at the wrong prices: Goodbody economist Dermot O’Leary

Though controversial, as it reduces supply for sale to home-buyers, though Goodbody argues that build-to-rent is now a key factor increasing supply. The problem is, however that the prices offered to -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 30 May '19

Paul McNeive: High time developers were allowed to build tall in cities

The arguments for more height are overwhelming. From an economic and social point of view, there is a shortage of office space, hotels and apartments and taller buildings will reduce rents. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 May '19

Co-living units: modern, much dearer alternative to outlawed bedsit

Between pricey student pads, serviced apartments, luxury build-to-rent lets and now costly co-living units – construction is undoubtedly being skewed toward the most lucrative sectors of development -  Subscribe
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