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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 20 Sep '18

Johnny Ronan to begin work on new Facebook HQ on the site of the AIB Bank Centre in Ballsbridge

The commencement of works on the 30,900 sq m (333,000 sq ft) Fibonacci Square scheme by Ronan's company, RGRE, will represent the first step in the delivery of a wider 65,000 sq m (700,000 sq ft) camp -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 14 Sep '18

Office boom gives way to growth in new home building: Construction Information Services (CIS)

The number of office, retail and commercial property projects which started on-site fell 20pc to 220 and slightly smaller falls were seen in the numbers of these types of projects granted planning per -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Sep '18

Dublin crane count reaches record high of 93 in September

This is a trend likely to intensify in the coming months as a number of major schemes in areas like the north docks and near the DIT Grangegorman campus ramp up construction. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Sep '18

Cost of building a new family home rose 7.5% in past year

A report published by Linesight on Tuesday estimates that the construction industry will be worth €21 billion to the economy this year. The surveyor firm’s figures show the pure construction co -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Sep '18

Growth in construction continues in August despite slowing slightly

Ulster Bank’s construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) shows that activity in commercial development, house-building and public projects increased again last month. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Aug '18

Number of new homes built up 30%, CSO figures show

More than 7,900 new homes were built in the first half of 2018, according to the Central Statistics Office, a year-on-year increase of 30 per cent. Despite the improvement, the figure is well below -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 16 Aug '18

Anger over lack of public consultation amid search for builders of 1,200 new homes

Expressions of interest are being sought from developers for the construction of up to 1,200 homes in the north Dublin suburb of Donabate by Fingal County Council. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Aug '18

Housing activity biggest boost to construction in July

Simon Barry, Ulster Bank’s chief economist for the Republic, said the index reflected “very rapid growth” in construction. “Firms continue to benefit from sharp rises in incoming new business -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 07 Aug '18

Building costs rapidly rising to Celtic Tiger peak: surveyors

Construction costs will surpass 2006 levels this year and are rapidly approaching the highest levels of the Celtic Tiger bubble, according to new figures from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Irelan -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 04 Jul '18

Dublin crane count rises to 79 in July

This is a rise of seven (10 per cent) on June’s total and one off the 80 recorded on December 1st, 2017 – the highest score yet registered by the Irish Times Crane Count. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 Jun '18

Housing crisis and high tax deter builders from returning

Lobby group Property Industry Ireland and Ibec have recently estimated that an additional 80,000 workers are needed in the sector just to meet current housing demand. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Jun '18

Crane Watch: Numbers down 8% to 72 in Dublin city centre

This is a drop of six – or 8 per cent – on last month’s total of 78 and eight less than the 80 recorded on December 1st, 2017 – the highest score yet registered by the Irish Times Crane Count. -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 11 Jun '18

Survey points to rise in new homes

The number of houses being built is mired in controversy. Critics such as Goodbody chief economist Dermot O’Leary have long said that official figures on new home completions based on ESB electricit -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 11 Jun '18

Carlow’s Burren Precast Concrete is growing

Burren Precast has started work on the first phase of a 198 social and affordable homes in Carlow. “We are manufacturing the houses now and expect to be on site in July, building 60 this year and -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Jun '18

State project construction slows as private-sector building booms

The Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) shows that commercial and house-building drove further expansion in the industry last month. The index, which follows the sector’s -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Jun '18

CSO develops new measure of housebuilding activity

The agency’s “New Dwelling Completions” series, which will be launched next week, aims to give an accurate picture of the number of new homes being built in the State. The series, which will -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 May '18

Ulster Bank Index: Irish construction activity accelerates to three-month high

The latest reading signalling a sharp expansion in Irish construction was the second fastest since May 2017. The overall upturn, the bank’s report said, was driven by an increase in new projects fol -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 May '18

Dublin crane count rises to 78 in May

This is a rise of seven – or 10 per cent – on last month’s total and two less than the 80 recorded on December 1st, 2017 – the highest score yet registered by the Irish Times Crane Count. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Apr '18

Housebuilding in Ireland still among the lowest in Europe

According to a new report from Goodbody Stockbrokers, based on the number of new BER certificates being issued, 754 homes were completed in Ireland in March 2018, up by 43 per cent on the year. A simi -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Apr '18

Known unknowns: how many houses are we really building?

Ten years on from the crash and we still don’t have an accurate measure of housing output. The one metric that might give us an understanding of the scale of the current crisis and how to remedy it -  Subscribe
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