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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 14 Jul '20

Costs and borrowing rules locking a generation out of home ownership, builder warns

Micheal O’Flynn, chairman and chief executive of the O’Flynn construction group, argued that any Government plan to tackle the Republic’s housing crisis had to take building costs and affordabil -  Subscribe
© Business Post 06 Jul '20

Mind your language when it comes to housing: Ivan Gaine

There is no panacea, but there should be a collective, collaborative and decipherable range of solutions for different parts of society -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Jun '20

Mark Keenan: No plunge in prices yet, as some pent-up demand keeps market going

While cheaper property prices are a good thing for first time buyers and generally for housing, hopes shouldn't be raised just yet of cheaper homes, as proved by the data contained in this quarter's I -  Subscribe
© Business Post 28 Jun '20

Elaine Byrne: A referendum on housing is not going to solve the supply crisis

It is reasonable to assume that, after five weeks of marathon talks between the three-way coalition partners, some description would have been provided regarding what exactly this would entail. Nope. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 26 Jun '20

Paul McNeive: Difficult to believe coalition could deliver on half of proposed policies

It's far more efficient to build new houses to the highest standards than to tie up scarce resources in retrofitting. Build enough houses first, then start retrofitting. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 26 Jun '20

Public sector's lack of trust in builders 'holds back housing'

Mark FitzGerald, the chairman of estate agents Sherry FitzGerald, said tribunals and other historic issues had damaged trust between the public sector and builders, who need to start working effective -  Subscribe
© Other 23 Jun '20

Social Housing: Planning for Part V: Aoife O'Dea of Leman Solicitors

Although relatively new to the landscape (and not without controversy), long term leasing is an initiative providing an alternative acquisition option to Local Authorities and which is becoming more c -  Subscribe
© Business Post 22 Jun '20

Pat Davitt: The BER system has potential to aid buyers and renters

There are now, however, opportunities to turn it into a real deliverable from a climate change perspective, as well as offering greater value to property owners. The SEAI -  Subscribe
© Other 18 Jun '20

Owen Reilly offers his perspective on current state of residential market in Dublin

"I believe the real test of the market will come in the autumn and I would have concerns about what level of transactions we're going to see as inventory is very very tight. But right now, it's very p -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Jun '20

Raiding pension pots the latest harebrained solution to property crisis

This is one of the crazy, harebrained ideas being considered by Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens as part of their programme for government. The scheme would allow first-time buyers draw down -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 04 Jun '20

Property sales to 'plummet by up to 50%' due to Covid-19 crisis

Angela Keegan, managing director of property website "I don’t think we’re going to make up that 25%. My view is that transactions could be down up to 40% or 50%. I hope I’m wrong. Onl -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 04 Jun '20

Balancing caution with the human factor that makes business happen

The default communication method for those under 30 is email, and firms should insist that their staff make phone calls, where meetings aren't yet possible. -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 03 Jun '20

Covid 19 shows we need a new direction in housing in Ireland: Rory Hearne

Private housing supply is likely to reduce as investors and developers shelve projects in the face of falling rents and house prices. Wage cuts and unemployment will mean fewer mortgage approvals. Lan -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 Jun '20

New Government should adopt housing commission to deliver homes for all: Bill Nowlan

But what would a world class housing policy look like? It would not start with the principle that everyone is entitled to a home. The first principle would be that the State would subsidise a ho -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 26 May '20

No other nation treasures land ownership like we do — and that passion is reflected in inflated prices

The Covid-19 crisis is not expected to materially change the price of Irish agricultural land. Certainly, in the short-term, vendors and agents will hold back on bringing land to the market, but when -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 May '20

Developer O’Flynn calls for task force to deal with housing crisis

Mr O’Flynn has also called on the Government to extend the help-to-buy scheme to 2025 (it is due to expire at the end of 2021). In addition, he has called for the Central Bank’s macroprudential ru -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 21 May '20

Paul McNeive: We can follow examples around the world on our way back to work

All my interviewees are guarded on potential effects on the demand for offices. They believe the experience of remote-working will have varied across sectors. "It's too soon to say," was the conclusio -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 20 May '20

The Goldilocks problem of Irish housing: it’s never just right

In other words, the housing market we’ve always wanted. The only problem is, we’ve had to crash the economy to get it. Just like in 2008, the affordability dial is shifting back towards the consum -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 18 May '20

Stopping 'property market roller coaster’ should be priority for Government: Eamon Quinn

In an interview with the Irish Examiner, Kieran McQuinn of the ESRI said Irish house prices were among the most expensive in Europe and few other countries’ property markets were therefore as vulner -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 15 May '20

How will Irish house prices be affected by Covid crisis?: Mark Keenan

First off, note that asking prices haven't fallen at all thus far. There is no evidence of price cuts in transactions recently completed. -  Subscribe
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