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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 Examiner 19 Sep '17

Four recommendations to get new houses built quicker, according to architects

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has published a report with four suggestions to speed up the delivery of new houses around the country. The RIAI report highlights what they -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Sep '17

Builders ‘can’t make viable profit’ on €320,000 apartments

The report, which assesses the cost of building, finds that while it is easier for builders to construct affordable suburban housing estates, it is still only “marginally viable” for them to do so -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 11 Sep '17

Rate of growth in building sector at 29-month low

The rate of growth in the Irish construction sector is at its slowest in 29 months, dragged down by a continuing decline in civil engineering activity. The figures indicate that infrastructure constr -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Sep '17

Number of cranes on Dublin skyline doubles from February 2016

There were 68 construction cranes visible over the centre of Dublin on September 1st from the seventh floor of the Irish Times building on Tara Street. This is a drop of one on July’s total of 69 bu -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 29 Aug '17

Cork CIF: Help fund builders in the regions

The difficulties for small housebuilders to secure finance outside of Dublin could “derail” the Government’s housing strategy, the Cork branch of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has s -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Aug '17

Dublin City Council scheme shines light on housing costs

Since the 1980s, successive Irish governments have moved away from funding large-scale social housing projects, deeming the private market a more efficient model for dealing with the State’s housing -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Aug '17

Construction activity still on the up despite dip in optimism

Ulster Bank chief economist Simon Barry: “Firms reported another substantial increase in new business flows, reflecting a greater availability of projects – a signal that offers considerable encou -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Jul '17

Crane watch: 69 cranes over the centre of Dublin on July 1st

It seems, however, that the construction surge is spreading further out from the city centre. Eleven cranes, not included in the survey total above, are visible over Dún Laoghaire. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Jul '17

Pace of growth in Irish construction sector slowed in June, survey finds

The latest reading of the monthly Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) shows that activity across the industry eased to 58.2 in June from 63.6 in May. A reading above 50 per cen -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Jun '17

Volume of residential buildings increases by 29% on the year

The volume of residential buildings increased by 29.9 per cent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year. However, in comparison to the fourth quarter of 2016 volumes had -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Jun '17

Brendan the Builder is busy, but he's not building houses, only office blocks and extensions

The solution is to switch from building so many offices to building homes, and build them rapidly. Apartments are the obvious quick-fire solution, particularly in urban areas where the majority wan -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Jun '17

Property industry needs to get itself up to speed quickly on 'Green leases'

Typical green clauses include agreements between the landlord and tenant not to do anything which would adversely affect the energy rating of the building and that works, eg fit-outs, are carried out -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Jun '17

Dublin crane count rises to 70 as building boom spreads

Building work is still concentrated south of the Liffey, where there were 58 cranes – a rise of two (or 4 per cent) on the April total. Twelve cranes were visible north of the Liffey, up two (or 20 -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Jun '17

Warning on housebuilding pressure will be hard sell for Government

The problem, in the council’s view, is that the economy is already rebounding rapidly from the crash and a big pick-up in construction will throw us over the edge, bidding up prices and wages, and u -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 May '17

Construction growth accelerates for third consecutive month

Momentum picked up in the Irish construction sector in April with output, new orders and employment all expanding at sharper rates compared to March, the Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 May '17

Monthly crane survey shows huge increase on last year

There were 66 construction cranes visible over the centre of Dublin on May 1st from the seventh floor of The Irish Times building on Tara Street. This is a decrease of four – or 6 per cent – on Ap -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Apr '17

Building Control Management System data shows just 2,076 homes built last year

In Dublin city, the most populous part in the State, just 68 scheme homes and apartments were completed last year. The figures stand in stark contrast to the Department of Housing’s official housing -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Apr '17

Coveney denies spin on numbers for new house builds

This is because it is based on ESB meter connection data, which typically overstates the level of new builds, reflecting the fact that new electricity connections can be triggered by work to existing -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 10 Apr '17

Construction growth at a five-month high

Simon Barry, chief economist with Ulster Bank in Ireland, which produces the survey, said the data highlights the strength of expansion of activity in the sector. "Strong demand for the services of c -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 10 Apr '17

How 'creative building and flats with no walls' could be the solution to halt urban sprawl

Carole Pollard of RIAI: "Architects need to get more creative to encourage builders to build. "We can't afford to keep losing our construction workers, architects and engineers. We're going to have ec -  Subscribe
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