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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 22 Mar '19

Government seeks social housing pledge on Nama homes

The briefing note shows that Mr Donohoe indicated “cautious support” for the sale. However, the internal records show the department wanted guarantees from any buyer that the houses would be used -  Subscribe
© Business Post 18 Mar '19

[NEEDS SBP SUB] Why property has a place in my portfolio

Many private investors don’t think about deploying their capital between equities, bonds, property and cash. And many have very different notions about what constitutes a defensive, diversified and -  Subscribe
© Business Post 18 Mar '19

[NEEDS SBP SUB] Murphy: my nimbyism guilt led me to remove cap on tall buildings

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has revealed that he abolished the restrictions on tall buildings in cities due to “guilt” over his nimbyism when he was a councillor. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Mar '19

Fiona Reddan: Help to buy could pose risk of negative equity for first-time buyers

Withdraw the help-to-buy scheme and it could cool new house prices or the pace of new development, and leave some in negative equity. Retain it and it could be artificially propping up prices and feed -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Mar '19

Rental sector a 'release valve' for housing crisis: Michael Stanley

"We're starting to see some of the longer-hold money coming into Ireland which is very positive, because they [institutional investors] are likely to be 15, 20 or 30-year holders of these buildings." -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 07 Mar '19

Charlie Weston: 'Big buyers with more firepower are creating a lost generation of renters'

Also squeezing out potential new buyers are well-funded housing associations. These bodies are typically Government-funded, but are not averse to buying up whole housing blocks, even though concentrat -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 06 Mar '19

How foreign investors are squeezing out home buyers

Separately, Michael O'Flynn said that the Central Bank had over-corrected since the crash, now effectively punishing young families who should be the bedrock of Ireland's recovering housing market. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Mar '19

Apartment owners unable to access €750m lifeline Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI) fund

A spokesman for HBFI emphasised that the fund was focusing on lending for new units. He said the fund will provide loans to builders subject to certain terms and conditions, including the size of the -  Subscribe
© Business Post 04 Mar '19

[Needs SBP Sub] The silent landowners

Some €280 million worth of land is lying unused in the capital, and more than €100 million-worth is within a one mile radius -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 04 Mar '19

South Dublin homes affected by BusConnects could get €500,000 each, resident claims

NTA’s Hugh Cregan has said the organisation will compensate owners for the devaluation of their properties, and Keith Lowe said this loss in valuation could be up 25 per cent of the value of a prope -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 Feb '19

Nama criticised for ‘unacceptable’ housing delays on key sites

PAC , according to the document, will recommend that Nama “prioritises engagement with the local authorities, and other stakeholders, in order to ensure that all obstacles are removed to allow for d -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Feb '19

Dublin industrial estates to be transformed for housing

The council intends to redesignate large tracts of lands zoned for employment and enterprise purposes so they can be used to build thousands of homes to tackle the capital’s housing crisis. -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 24 Feb '19

Lambert Smith Hampton's Ireland office market report 2019

Some of these tech giants demonstrated their commitment to Ireland and ambitions for growth in 2018. Facebook announced their plans for their new EMEA headquarters at Ballsbridge, the largest deal in -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Feb '19

Social housing price caps need to be dropped for docklands

Tony Flynn of Dublin City Council: “In relation to Dublin 2, 4, 6 and 8 a special case needs to be made for the provision of social housing. “Based on the current caps that are there it is proving -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Feb '19

Should Big Tech start providing homes in Dublin?

This begs two questions: why do they have to be crammed into the city centre in the first place, and should they be asked to contribute directly to building affordable housing in areas where their sta -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Feb '19

No social homes in Kennedy Wilson’s Capital Dock on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay

Labour senator Kevin Humphreys: “This is a form of social cleansing – denying young families the opportunity to live in their local area and ensuring only extremely high earners can live in the do -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 04 Feb '19

Don't expect affordable housing in city spots, says council official

Dublin City Council’s head of housing Brendan Kenny: "The idea that people are expecting to buy affordable housing in Ranelagh or Rathmines, or even Sean McDermot Street – it’s not on." -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Jan '19

Tax breaks plan to help over-55s downsize homes

James Reilly will table a motion in the Seanad this week calling for a raft of new measures including ring-fenced funding, changes to inheritance tax and exemptions from property tax for so-called 'be -  Subscribe
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