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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 25 Sep '17

Developers need affordable finance to deliver housing

It doesn't take a genius to understand that these 'credit card' rates of borrowing will serve either to discourage developers from seeking finance in the first place, or end up being accounted for in -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 14 Sep '17

Hotel developments drive Dublin north city renewal

This week, Targeted Investment Opportunities (TIO) became the latest developer to announce plans for a hotel, which will be located at 91-94 North Wall Quay near the Point Village and 3Arena. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 13 Sep '17

The essential new home buyers' guide

The new homes departments of Hooke & MacDonald, Sherry FitzGerald, and Savills all argue that, in fact, the scheme has led to a much-needed increase in supply. The Help to Buy, they contend, has incre -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 07 Sep '17

Major ‘HQ’ development worth €160m for Cork's Horgan’s Quay

Clarendon Group and BAM Ireland lodged for planning permission this week, almost a year after a development deal was agreed between CIÉ and joint purchaser. CIÉ will be entitled to 10% of the incom -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 30 Aug '17

Dublin's new Central Plaza will host 1,000 office staff and have a 300-seat rooftop restaurant

Detailed plans for the Central Plaza lodged with Dublin City Council for the €75m redevelopment on Dame Street include a 300-seat rooftop restaurant and panoramic viewing deck for tourists and 12,00 -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Aug '17

Property developer Noel Smyth plans 9-storey hotel in Dublin city centre

His company, Fitzwilliam Real Estate Properties, plans to demolish several building on Liffey Street and Middle Abbey Street on the north side of the city. Motel One, a leading budget hotel chain in -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Aug '17

Low-density development levy needed, says Housing Agency head

John O’Connor says development levies should be proportionate to the density of housing schemes being produced, meaning builders providing higher-density accommodation would pay a lower levy. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Jul '17

DEAL: Bartra buys Dublin sites for nursing home developments

Bartra Capital Property, the investment management company founded by developer Richard Barrett, has said it will build and operate multiple nursing homes following the strategic acquisition of Dublin -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Jul '17

CIÉ to partner with developer for dockland office block

Rather than selling the 0.87-acre site adjoining Grand Canal Dart station, CIÉ wants to lock in to an income stream with the selected developer, who will be expected to handle the entire planning pro -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 30 Jun '17

Long-term rental model to replace home ownership

Andrew Kinsella, of Urban Land Institute, says that BTR can deliver supply more quickly than build to sell (BTS). "With build-to-sell units the developer will deliver groups of homes in a phased relea -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Jun '17

It's official: Twitter's Dublin HQ is 'greenest' in the world

The award makes Twitter's Dublin premises one of the few office buildings in Ireland, and the first Twitter office in the world, to achieve this highest LEED certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 27 Jun '17

IDA launches hunt for large data centre sites

The task for the company will be to now identify one site for one large data centre in the South East, the South West, the Midwest, the Midlands, the West and the North West. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 23 Jun '17

Revival continues at Adamstown

The concept of a planned village at Adamstown to ease Dublin's housing crisis may have gotten off to a shaky start because of the recession. But it's certainly taking off in full throttle now, with tw -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 22 Jun '17

Ronan Lyons: Paying the price for costly and outdated regulations

Another example - and perhaps more responsible than any other factor for delaying the apartment boom that Dublin and Ireland's other cities need - is basement car parks. It is mandatory, with some exc -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 Jun '17

Michael O’Flynn backs tax on those hoarding development land

“In principle, I would support a tax on anyone who is hoarding land, but what does hoarding land mean?” he said. “I don’t know any developers who hoard land because if they can build on it and -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Jun '17

Residents feel under siege by city's 'supersize' developments

Ben Thompson, of Churches Estate Agent in Blackrock, said property prices could be hit among those living in the immediate vicinity of certain developments. "That's a legitimate concern they have. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 Jun '17

Funding of Dublin apartment schemes viable again, AIB says

“AIB is backing mixed housing schemes where apartments and houses are being built, but in terms of ‘pure’ apartment developments, we are only now getting meaningful engagement from the market on -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 16 Jun '17

House building ‘delayed by lack of water treatment’

Mr Parlon noted that the problem was at its worst in parts of Dublin’s commuter belt and in the regions. “There is a major need to invest in water infrastructure,”he stressed. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Jun '17

Cairn Orwell Road scheme almost sold out and public launch deferred

Kevin Stanley says: “It’s our first major launch, and we would like to have it further on before bringing people through. The club room and the car park needed to be completed and a lot was closed -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Jun '17

Avestus to launch Richmond Homes brand with 25 houses in D7

The first development under the Richmond Homes brand will be Dawson Place at Arbour Hill, Dublin 7. The city scheme, built on a site that cost a reported €2.7 million, will comprise 25 two- and thre -  Subscribe
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