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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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© Business Post 14 Oct '18

[Needs SBP sub] The real cost of social housing: Karl Deeter

The idea that we can deliver social houses in Dublin for €140,000 is a fantasy. Lately, there has been a lot of talk suggesting it is possible from a number of architects and from politicians like S -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Oct '18

Fintan O'Toole: Snobbery is at the root of the housing crisis

The “lovely social housing original” that is now worth €550,000 could not be built today. This “original” social housing is now okay only for hipsters. Nobody minds at all if places like Bat -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Oct '18

Housing crisis: Government pilloried for developer-led approach

Mick Wallace: “The Government is paying an extra €100,000 per unit, at a minimum, to allow the big developers to supply the housing for it. It is not prepared to fix the problem. “It could pr -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Oct '18

Housing experts warn Government against short-term measures to address crisis

John McCartney, chief economist with estate agency Savills, said the Government needed to hold its nerve. “We are in a crisis situation now. But with earnings growth picking-up and house-price infla -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Oct '18

John Coleman, CEO of the Land Development Agency: The Agency is not a free-for-all for private developers

Similar scales of delivery have been achieved by our European neighbours using methods such as land-pooling (where multiple sites are joined together to form larger co-ordinated delivery opportunities -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Oct '18

Arguing that developers should profit from VAT reductions will not play well

The suggestion by housebuilder Abbey’s executive chairman, Charles Gallagher, that cutting the 13.5 per cent VAT rate on houses would boost both the supply of new homes and builders’ profits is bo -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 Oct '18

The 10 reasons why house prices and rents must fall sooner rather than later

Influenced by a “herd mentality” or “irrational exuberance” similar to pre-crash days those seeking homes over recent years have been encouraged to purchase irrespective of whether such homes -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 23 Sep '18

State backing for builders is under fire

House Building Finance Ireland (HBFI), which was announced in last October's budget but has yet to be set up, was given a pot of €750m to lend to the private sector at below market rates of interest -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 20 Sep '18

Paul McNeive: Land Development Agency could be a game changer

It would be far better to see the State building social housing directly. However, boosting overall supply is planned to provide a minimum 40pc of social and affordable stock. Lowering prices and rent -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 20 Sep '18

Couples earning up to €90,000 may avail of new affordable housing scheme after Budget

House-hunting couples who earn up to €90,000 a year may be able to avail of a new affordable housing scheme after the Budget. Fianna Fáil is demanding the introduction of an affordable housing s -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 20 Sep '18

Letters to Times re developers and the housing crisis

Despite the rose-tinted glasses of romantic retrospection, areas like Crumlin could be harsh places to grow up, despite the vast majority of the residents being the essence of “salt of the earth” -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Sep '18

Colm McCarthy: Why councils are unable to tackle housing

Putting local councillors and planning officials in the driving seat has failed and the Government's new plan is hostage to the same people. If the goal is the resolution of the housing crisis, it is -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 Sep '18

Fintan O’Toole: It is insane to look to developers to solve housing crisis

Nama said that “if the receiver for the project had decided that the best way to maximise the value of the asset was through an open sale process . . . the agency was powerless to intervene”. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Sep '18

Government policy making housing crisis worse, expert claims

The Government’s policy to promote more student housing, for instance, had merely “hiked up” site values, making it too expensive to build traditional apartments, which had resulted in more lops -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 07 Sep '18

Paul McNeive: 'Red tape' getting in the way of housing delivery

Local authorities also have the ability to build at relatively low cost. A recent Department of Public Expenditure and Reform review of housing policy noted that local authorities can build dwellings -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 05 Sep '18

Cairn CEO: Irish want to own homes, not rent them

Michael Stanley: "You're not going to turn the Irish into Germans overnight. People are arriving out at our schemes with prams, they want a back garden, they want to have their own home." -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Sep '18

Michael O’Flynn wants local authorities to zone thousands of acres of land for house building

He believes this could free up 3,000 acres of land in Dublin and Cork alone, for the building of between 40,000 and 50,000 new homes. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 02 Sep '18

David McWilliams: Dublin’s housing market not yet ripe for a crash

The one area where there is leverage, but foreign leverage, is the Dublin commercial property market. As this has become more and more the property of leveraged international funds, any serious slump -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 02 Sep '18

Chris Johns: Stalling house prices are a good thing

Taxing land and property, including the unused variety, is an efficient and effective way of raising public funds. But good luck with trying to implement this. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 30 Aug '18

Paul McNeive: Cutting red tape with build deals and cheap land could ease crisis

Architect Mel Reynolds says that there is enough residentially zoned land in the country for 414,712 dwellings. In Co Dublin, there is enough zoned land for 116,705 dwellings. The State controls resid -  Subscribe
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