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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 27 Sep '23

Niall Kelly, Lisney Commercial: Conversion of pubs for residential use is easier said than done

We believe a more concise and less complicated financial grant system, allowing a combination of grants such as the repair and leasing scheme with the Living City Initiative, as well as streamlining t -  Subscribe
© Business Post 18 Sep '23

BNP: Commercial construction activity plummets amid continued contraction in sector

The reduction formed part of a wider contraction of the construction industry, which saw a renewed decline in August, and coincides with input price inflation hitting a four-month high. -  Subscribe
© Business Post 11 Sep '23

Builders making offices work as homes with conversion projects

Cashel Business Centre is a nondescript office block in Crumlin, on the southern edges of Dublin city. As a microcosm of the country’s office market, it is an instructive example. Michael Heavey, -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 07 Sep '23

Developer must pay vacant site tax on old Chivers plant

The former Chivers factory site in Coolock was rezoned from industrial to residential use in 2018 after its owners said it could deliver hundreds of homes for “normal people”, but they have yet to -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 31 Aug '23

New guidelines may limit households to one parking spot in some developments

The draft guidelines recommend that, for new developments in major cities, parking spots for cars should be kept to a minimum, or potentially eliminated, where there is good public transport links nea -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Aug '23

Housing commencement notices for last month 22.4% ahead of previous July

Local authorities reported over 500 more homes starting to be built in July of this year than the same month in 2022, new figures from the Department of Housing show.. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County C -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 18 Aug '23

Value of development land sales falls 65% during first half of year

Transactions in the development land market saw a steep decline during the first six months of this year, with the total value hitting a low of €134m, a report by Sherry Fitzgerald shows. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Aug '23

More than 13,000 homes could be built under new billion-euro LDA plan

Previously, the money was paid to developers upon completion. Under a new plan, the LDA will buy the land and co-develop with the developer and then pay staged payments when certain construction targe -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Aug '23

Up to €8bn may be diverted from new sovereign wealth fund for home-building

Plan involves agency establishing panel of five or six private developers with whom it would work on specific construction projects. The money would go to the State-controlled Land Development Agency -  Subscribe
© Business Post 14 Aug '23

Changing climate: How going green and sustainable has become a big draw for tenants

Aviva Life & Pensions found that companies are willing to pay higher rents for greener properties -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 30 Jul '23

CSO: Apartment completions fall almost 20% compared to same period last year

The number of new apartments completed in Ireland fell by almost 20 per cent in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2022, new data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) s -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Jul '23

Irish Glass Bottle site developers offer 86 affordable homes to Government but only 25 taken up

John Maxwell, chief executive of Lioncor: “The activation of the Glass Bottle site after 20 years lying dormant is hugely positive; the site represents a strategic development for Dublin with homes -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Jul '23

Council wants proposed cafe at TikTok’s Dublin headquarters kept open to the public

Dublin City Council has told TikTok that its plans to close off a planned cafe to the public at its Dublin headquarters “is likely to create a precedent for similar type undesirable development”. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Jul '23

GeoDirectory Residential Buildings Report: 1,094 residential buildings under construction in Wicklow during June

The report, prepared by EY, found that the national residential vacancy rate stood at 3.9 per cent in June 2023, representing a decline of 0.3 percentage points from June 2022. This is the lowest resi -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 Jul '23

Land Development Agency to begin buying private sites for quick delivery of public housing

The programme of land acquisitions will be open to all landowners, but will focus initially on large sites, with existing planning permission for 200-plus homes, near the five main cities of Dublin, C -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Jul '23

Sherry FitzGerald says 2023 land deal volumes represent a 65pc decline from 2022

There is growing evidence of a looming slowdown in new apartment building after a report showing a fall-off in development land sales despite strong housing demand. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Jul '23

Clonburris: How do you build a brand new town of 9,000 homes in less than a decade?

Cairn Homes' Michael Stanley says “This SDZ was created in 2006 we’re now in 2023. It’s taken 17 years, many different landowners, all sorts of frustrations. We want to do it in six or seven yea -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Jul '23

Land Development Agency plans 5,000 homes as it prepares developer tender

The Land Development Agency will pay developers more than €2 billion to build 5,000 homes under the Government’s Project Tosaigh initiative, says The Sunday Times. The State agency will go to t -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 13 Jul '23

Conor Lennon, Lisney: Can the Dublin office market add a tool to solving the housing crisis?

Upcoming lease expirations will give opportunities to landlords to empty out their office buildings and carry out one of two options; 1) renovate the entire office building in order to meet the ESG cr -  Subscribe
© Business Post 10 Jul '23

Residential developers pivot to lettings after investment market slumps

Latest figures from JLL show that residential property investment deals slumped in the first six months of this year to less than €428.6 million. That’s almost half the €815.6 million achieved i -  Subscribe
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