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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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© 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
© The Irish Times 07 May '19

John Mark McCafferty of Threshold: The PRS is unable to provide social housing sufficiently plentiful or affordable and secure.

Relying on ever more complex and expensive schemes to engineer the private rented market does not and will not work. HAP must be reviewed and reformed to meet the needs of tenants and reflect the priv -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 May '19

Marian Finnegan: ‚??Cuckoo funds‚?? are not the enemy

If we are to halt the outflow of private landlords, it is essential that we offer them a more equitable tax treatment, particularly given the very favourable tax structure offered to other investment -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Apr '19

Claire Murphy: 'Bulk sales and build-to-rent crucifying potential buyers'

We overheard one of the estate agents say to another: "How many have you sold today? I've just sold eight together there." It's easy to appreciate why developers prefer bulk selling over individual sa -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Apr '19

Richard Curran: 'Has Vernon got his property timing right at Green again?'

Back in 2014 talking about why he set up Green Reit, he had some interesting things to say about property players and risk. You can sit on the assets, and if they have a good cash flow and you are not -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Apr '19

David McWilliams: Dublin‚??s too-high crane count is disturbing

Once the group dynamic takes hold, it is more instructive to look at prices as amplifiers of the group trip, rather than indicators of fundamental value. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 10 Apr '19

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy says 'institutional landlords' are good for Irish tenants

‚??The fact that institutional investors are entering the rental market with a clear long term focus on their investment provides security for tenants who can be confident their landlord is committed -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Apr '19

Dalata boss McCann rubbishes idea of Dublin hotel with 1,000 bedrooms

The boss of Ireland‚??s largest hotel group has rubbished the idea of a 1,000-bedroom hotel for Dublin, describing it as ‚??the biggest load of rot‚?Ě he has ever heard. ‚??It‚??s naivety in the ex -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Apr '19

David McWilliams: Unless Ireland makes housing cheaper we will miss Brexit bounce

We are way out of line. And, of course, the surplus is skimmed off by a landowning class that does nothing but sit back and take the rent. This is feudalism; but more egregiously it is legislativel -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 04 Apr '19

Richard Curran: 'Renters are most vulnerable in post-crash housing era'

Government policy has incentivised large investment funds to build more houses. They are building but they see greater potential in building or buying to rent, especially apartments. By not protecting -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 03 Apr '19

Donal O'Donovan: 'The rent is just too damn high - a cry of pain that reveals deep social wounds'

An affordable rental model won't just mean building more housing. It potentially means a whole raft of mechanisms to plan for and supply homes, and to decide who gets to live in those homes, and then -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 25 Mar '19

Mark Keenan: 'Kirstie and Phil can beat location drum all they want - here it's about mortgages'

For the first time since our survey began, agents in a number of markets have said buyers are citing Central Bank-enforced lending rules as playing a pivotal role in determining where they actually bu -  Subscribe
© Business Post 04 Mar '19

[Needs SBP Sub] Karl Deeter: Where have all the towers gone?

Many highly qualified professionals are very quick to tell me that you can have equal density at lower heights, but it is always predicated on the same false logic. That logic goes like this: if you h -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Feb '19

Outrageous to have hundreds of empty buildings alongside a shortage of houses

On the one hand, we have those who view a house as a home. On the other hand, there is the view of a house as a commodity. Clearing the way for developers to generate private wealth will result in the -  Subscribe
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