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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 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
© Irish Examiner 23 May '19

New house builds ‘to peak at only 25,000’, says Cairn Homes

Michael Stanley said he believed some forecasts projecting a continuing large pick-up in the supply of new homes were “unsustainable” and that the pace of growth in new home builds that has seen 1 -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 19 May '19

Dan O'Brien: 'The worst of the housing crisis is over'

There appears to be a reluctance to believe that housing problems can be solved. This pessimism has even pervaded some expert quarters. This may be because our public discourse tends towards pessimism -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 May '19

Orla Hegarty & Lorcan Sirr: The Irish planning system has been dragged backwards

The recentralisation of power erodes the hard work and expensive tribunals that went into creating a strong and credible planning system and puts control back again into the hands of ministers and civ -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 14 May '19

Charlie Weston: How State policy is feathering the cuckoo funds' nests

The scale of benefits for build-to-rent developers is such that they will inevitably choose this path, architect and UCD lecturer Orla Hegarty warned. This will mean fewer properties for first-time -  Subscribe
© Business Post 12 May '19

[NEEDS SBP SUB] Karl Deeter: State needs to be less greedy on construction

About 40 per cent of the cost of a new home goes towards government costs and taxes. This needs to change, argues Karl Deeter -  Subscribe
© The Times Ireland 09 May '19

[NEED TIMES SUB] Tom McEnaney: Remove politics from housing crisis

The pressure on elected politicians to oppose individual developments, or social housing provision, or public transport infrastructure that impinges on existing properties, does not sit well with the -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 09 May '19

Paul McNeive: 'State's fingerprints are all over the rental crisis'

At the root of the whole problem here is the State's failure to build enough social housing. To solve our housing and rental crisis, the Government has to boost housing supply, from the bottom of the -  Subscribe
© Business Post 07 May '19

Karl Deeter: We have strongly held views about housing - but we won't pull the trigger. So nothing gets done.

We want social housing (but please don??t build it next to me). Seriously, without more social housing we are on a road to nowhere (but don??t do like they do in other countries where this is achiev -  Subscribe
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