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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 05 May '21

Evidence does not support case for shared-equity housing scheme: Ciarán Hancock

It is quite something when the Housing Agency (set up by the Government in 2010), the Central Bank and the ESRI all sound warning bells on a key policy tool of the State to tackle the housing crisis. -  Subscribe
© Business Post 03 May '21

Joan Henry: Tech sector set to remain vital in attracting investment

Technology companies’ involvement in the evolution of the office had started prior to Covid-19, with the development of campus-style headquarters already becoming a key feature of the Dublin office -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 May '21

Never mind critics: shared-equity scheme can help affordable housing: Pat Farrell of Irish Institutional Property

All the evidence shows that in the absence of some form of shared-equity scheme, apartments will be unaffordable for buyers on modest incomes, regardless of who builds them. -  Subscribe
© Business Post 26 Apr '21

Aidan Regan: The house price effect is shaping our society, and not for the better

The increasingly unequal distribution of wealth and property ownership is helping to remould class politics in this country -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Apr '21

An act of cultural homicide in Dublin’s south docklands: Hugh Linehan

Kelly jnr correctly criticised the widespread dereliction and under-use of land in the north inner city. But he also offered an insight into what the people who rebuilt Dublin’s docklands think they -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 Apr '21

Dublin needs new buildings to serve its citizens: Simon Kelly of RQTwo development company

Old Dublin, for want of a better term, is still rife with dereliction and decay It is still the Dublin of The Commitments in 1991. Vast areas of the city have been left behind. Why? -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Apr '21

The plan to tackle Ireland’s housing crisis has failed

By noting the fall-off in home ownership, Michael Stanley may have been thinking ahead to what sort of customer base the firm will have if this polarising trend continues. Government might also wonder -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 31 Mar '21

Hot property: Is now the right time to buy a house?

Irish residential property prices have proved remarkably resilient and, according to figures supplied by Marian Finnegan, Head of Residential & Advisory at Sherry FitzGerald, increased by an average o -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Mar '21

David McWilliams: Stay away from the property market. It holds no value

Such a dysfunctional market creates panic-buying, where the fact of rising prices panics people into buying because they are understandably unnerved, thinking that if they don’t buy “something” -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 21 Mar '21

Charlie Weston: Property market defies all expectations of crash with ongoing price rises

The property market is laying waste to predictions of a crash with a rise in transaction levels and prices going up at a faster pace every month. At the start of the pandemic, spiralling unemployme -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 Mar '21

State’s affordable housing plan will only make things worse: Eoin Burke-Kennedy

“Affordability erosion” – from which everything else radiates – now seems locked into the system. The average price paid for a home in Dublin in the 12 months to January was €453,075 – nin -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Mar '21

Citizens should decide height of Dublin skyline, not Johnny Ronan: Michael McDowell

The axis of paralysis between local authorities and the Custom House, the supervisory department, has resulted in catastrophic underprovision of homes, whether private or social, and has resulted in a -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Mar '21

Time for investors to catch the falling knife on the retail sector?: Gavin Brennan, HWBC

For investors able to anticipate future trends, valuations in specific assets should be starting to look attractive. And prospective tenants weighing up signing a lease will find landlords more flexib -  Subscribe
© Business Post 08 Mar '21

Ivan Gaine: Shared equity proposal can alleviate housing mess

Just when the housing industry was beginning to increase supply of private and social housing, the industry has suffered a number of major setbacks. Not alone have Covid-19 health restrictions delayed -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Mar '21

Johnny Ronan replies to Frank McDonald: Tall buildings must be part of Dublin’s future

If we rule out meaningful height in the last significant site remaining in the city that can accommodate a development of this type? Preserving traffic congestion as it is? Upholding urban sprawl? Kee -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 03 Mar '21

Government ploughing on with affordable homes scheme – despite what experts say: Colette Browne

Minister Darragh O’Brien flatly denied there had been a notable level of criticism directed at the scheme, other than from the usual suspects. “There hasn’t actually been a lot of criticism, the -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Feb '21

Ann-Marie McCoy of Lisney: Loan clause should be removed to stop property sale delays

Both buyer and seller could rely fully on the contract at the point of signing as opposed to sellers having to vacate properties, find temporary accommodation and still wait for transactions to comple -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 26 Feb '21

Paul McNeive: Housing policy is a mishmash of conflicting forces

Apartments are too costly to build and the only reason that there are maybe fifty schemes under way in County Dublin is because most of those are destined for the institutional PRS market, which now r -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 16 Feb '21

MISSED: Do not listen to estate agents – house prices will go down, not up

Eoin Burke-Kennedy: if prices and rents are moving sideways, albeit at a high level, and population growth is easing, the likelihood of strong inflation in the near term is low or negligible. If anyt -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Feb '21

David McWilliams: A solution to Irish house-price silliness

Could we provide homes at these fair prices as other countries do? Of course, we could. But the private building sector won’t do this on its own. It needs to be coaxed with the offer of long-term -  Subscribe
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