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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 12 Mar '18

Construction sector continues strong start to the year

The Irish construction sector’s strong start to the year continues, with the latest Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) showing a sharp increase in activity and new orders, a -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Mar '18

Crane Watch: 78 cranes visible over Dublin city centre on March 1st

This is down one on the previous month’s total but is still more than double the number recorded on February 1st, 2016, when the newspaper’s crane survey was launched. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Feb '18

Construction industry front and centre in National Development Plan

The CIF believes that a centralised database of all capital projects being undertaken by the exchequer and by semi-State bodies is essential as it would provide greater certainty and clarity about ong -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Feb '18

Dublin crane count at 79 on February 1st

Building work is still concentrated south of the Liffey, where there were 61 cranes (up four on last month) while the count stands at 18 (down five) north of the Liffey. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Jan '18

Four Celtic Tiger developments that had fire and safety issues

Priory Hall ... Millfield Manor ... Longboat Quay ... Beacon South Quarter ... The council agreed to contribute €1.85 million in December 2016 for the remedial work, while receivers to developer Ber -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Jan '18

Negligence in some Celtic Tiger buildings ‘put lives at risk’

The report, to be published today, cites several cases of disastrous failures in building standards, including Priory Hall and Longboat Quay in Dublin. The system of building certification and inspect -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Jan '18

Construction activity increases at fastest pace since June

The Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) found improving economic conditions supported a higher level of new orders last month, while the 12-month outlook also brightened. The r -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 02 Jan '18

Balcony defects, damp, mould and fire safety issues uncovered in prestigious boom-time development

A series of recent inspections across more than 150 apartments in the six-block Spencer Dock development have uncovered a number of issues thought to be, in part, the result of construction failings. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Dec '17

Crane count: 80 cranes visible over centre of Dublin on December 1st

Some commentators believe we’re close to the peak of development in this cycle. Tony Waters of HWBC, for example, sees evidence of a slowdown in new office starts, meaning less space is likely to co -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Dec '17

Construction expands at fastest pace in five months

“A welcome increase in housing activity saw it record the sharpest increase in activity, thus remaining the strongest performing category last month. Commercial activity also continued to grow stron -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 Nov '17

Irish housebuilding activity doubles but still far off meeting demand

In October, 1,067 new properties were registered under the building energy rating (BER) scheme, according to Goodbody’s data. That represents an increase of 110 per cent on the same month in 2016. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Nov '17

Growth rates slows in Republic’s construction sector

The latest monthly Ulster Bank purchasing managers index (PMI), which measures activity in the construction sector, showed a “solid increase” in activity October but overall growth slowed to its s -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Nov '17

Crane Watch: 79 cranes visible over centre of Dublin on November 1st

Ronan Corbett, head of offices at Cushman & Wakefield, believes the north docks will see the next wave of office development as there are very few sites or refurbishment opportunities left on the sout -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Oct '17

House building below official figures but growing strongly

The Goodbody BER Housebuilding Tracker, which is based on building energy ratings, was formed following increasing doubts about the accuracy of official statistics. “Our analysis suggests that thes -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Oct '17

Cantillon: Little point discussing higher buildings if numbers do not add up

This runs directly counter to demands from the building industry for a lifting of existing height restrictions to allow a greater level of development on one plot. -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 24 Oct '17

Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland publish “The Real Costs of New Apartment Delivery” Report

The report shows that it is currently not commercially viable to deliver affordable medium rise apartments in Dublin -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Oct '17

Crane count: 70 cranes visible over centre of Dublin on October 1st

Construction is still concentrated in pockets south of the Liffey – Ballsbridge, the Docklands and Molesworth Street – where there were 54 cranes (the same as last month). -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 09 Oct '17

Construction activity rises slightly in September

The Construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to a mark of 56.5 in September, from a mark of 55.1 in August, according to the latest PMI from Ulster Bank. September’s figures mark -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 02 Oct '17

CSO boss Pádraig Dalton: Using Eircodes could provide new property data to address the crisis

The CSO is helping the Department of Housing to compile more accurate statistics on new house completions following concerns that the existing system of using ESB connections is not accurate. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 02 Oct '17

Housebuilding rate is ‘well below official figure’

Based on building energy ratings, the Goodbody BER housebuilding tracker shows 5,377 houses were completed in 2016. This compares to 14,932 completions indicated by official data, which derives from e -  Subscribe
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