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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 13 Jan '19

AIB says give landlords a break and extend help-to-buy scheme

AIB has called on the Government to level the playing field between private landlords and their institutional counterparts. AIB's head of real estate finance, Donall O'Shea, said the bank plans to fun -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Jan '19

David McWilliams: The ‘Merc index’ shows the Irish property market madness

In real terms, whereas Mercs have increased in price by about 10 times, house prices have gone up by almost 50 times... The Irish housing market is stitched-up, protected by ludicrously restrictive pl -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 02 Jan '19

Dermot O’Leary: Builders cannot deliver houses at the right price

There will, of course, be calls to loosen the Central Bank rules on mortgage lending. We will not be joining in, and any pleas will fall on deaf ears in any case. The focus of the construction industr -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Dec '18

Ronald Quinlan: 'Urbeo to capitalise on State's yawning social housing gap'

Urbeo CEO Felix McKenna highlighted the opportunity these elements of the private sector presented earlier this year when he and co-founder, Bill Nowlan were seeking funding for their new venture, say -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Dec '18

Kevin Byrne: 'How housing bonds could finally unlock the crisis blighting so many communities'

A mix of property sales and rental income would be used to do this. This harnessing of external funding to provide for profitable, but affordable, housing would complement existing, directly State-fun -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Dec '18

Make houses cheaper: Government urged to reduce rate of VAT on new houses

In a letter to the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, Mark FitzGerald, a PII council member, said that “while this may have the effect of marginally increasing the return on some sites that are alr -  Subscribe
© Business Post 09 Dec '18

[Needs SBP sub] Karl Deeter: Council flats: Rip them up and start again

In Dublin, some of the finest real-estate locations have a common type of housing: council-owned flats. They are often located in prime locations within walking distance of the best amenities. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 09 Dec '18

Scrapping height limits will change our landscape, but it won't end housing crisis

The real barrier to apartment construction is cost, with an October 2017 report from the Society of Chartered Surveyors noting it was cheaper to build a three-bed semi-detached house than an apartment -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 06 Dec '18

Paul McNeive: 'More change to come for property markets in 2019'

There is no better source of information than the 'Emerging Trends in Real Estate: Europe', a joint publication by The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC. The forecast for 2019 points to some surprisi -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Dec '18

Property prices have slowed, but buyers still can’t afford homes

This was the year when the Central Bank of Ireland’s mortgage-lending rules really kicked in – and boy did they. Most market observers last year predicted price growth of between 9 and 11 per cent -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Dec '18

Adrian Trueick of Knight Frank International: Investment yields in Cork look attractive

As most of the standing blocks have now traded, new stock will come from joint ventures or forward purchase agreements with existing residential developers. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Dec '18

John Moran of JLL: Expanding tech firms to drive office demand

The private rental sector (PRS) as an investment class has been very active, and we are expecting this to continue next year. There is very strong demand from investors, with volumes in 2019 dictat -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Dec '18

Johnny Horgan of CBRE: Sheds and beds offer best investments

"it is clear that prime CBD offices in Dublin have reached a plateau. However, rental growth will still be in evidence for secondary and provincial locations over the coming 12 months. Meanwhile, we b -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Dec '18

Aidan Gavin of Cushman & Wakefield: Interest to turn to secondary urban areas

"there is now a notable broadening of both occupier and investor appetite to secondary and suburban locations in Dublin and regional Ireland, w -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Dec '18

Conor Whelan of QRE: Good growth potential in industrial market

"As witnessed in 2018, we expect the private rented (PRS) and build-to-rent sectors to continue to grow in 2019. The fundamentals of the domestic economy – -  Subscribe
© RTE 03 Dec '18

Why Ireland's housing crisis may continue for decades: Dr Frank Crowley

From this, you would think land is scarce. In the 2011 census, urban areas only represented 2.4 per cent of the total land area in Ireland. We are not covering the countryside in concrete. In fact, mo -  Subscribe
© Business Post 03 Dec '18

Karl Deeter: We need to talk about council housing

During a housing crisis, it is ever important to examine every aspect of housing. Very few analysts ever look at social housing from the perspective of how we use it currently - and that is a mistake, -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Nov '18

Mark Keenan: 'We can't moan now we finally have someone to pull reins'

The banking and brokerage sectors didn't want the powers to grant more than the 20pc rule exceptions already permitted. They were just asking for an ability to distribute the exceptions more evenly to -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Nov '18

Irish developers have dangerous fondness for one good thing

Built-to-rent deserves a place in the Irish market. But by no means should it become a feature of lightly populated rural areas. Developers, therefore, should be cautious -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 22 Nov '18

Kennedy Wilson CEO is bullish on Dublin market

Bill McMorrow has said that the combination of a "great university system" and "clear growth" among the world's major technology companies will continue to support its decision to invest hundreds of m -  Subscribe
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