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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 24 May '18

Paul McNeive: SCSI president believes 'rigid' planning system is damaging the economy

The newly-elected SCSI president Des O'Broin's frustration is clear, as he begins to list various "blockages" in our planning system, which are hampering the development process and restricting supply -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 17 May '18

How real is risk of a fall in property prices? Even recession might not do it

Is there "a material risk" that the value of your home will fall? The country's top central banker warned as much last week. As Philip Lane also happens to be an internationally respected economist, h -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 May '18

Advisory body urges State to build homes on public land

The State should look to land it already owns such as former docks and rail depots as it seeks to solve the housing crisis, the National Economic and Social Council (Nesc) has said. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 10 May '18

'Entire generation' risks being priced out as property cost continues to surge

Irish Congress of Trade Unions general secretary, Patricia King: "This crisis is doing untold damage to many lives and an entire generation of young workers now wonders if they will be able to afford -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 May '18

Frank McDonald: Council plan to demolish Herbert Simms housing would be monumental travesty

News that Dublin City Council officials are now advocating demolition of some of the most iconic social housing schemes from the first half of the 20th century, merely because they are now considered -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 04 May '18

Ronan Lyons: How to turn gentrification into a win-win situation

Dublin has boxed itself into a corner with land-use restrictions. By placing very strict limits on how much housing can be put everywhere within the city limits, and what kind of housing, Dublin has g -  Subscribe
© Business Post 30 Apr '18

[Needs SBP sub] Karl Deeter: The Airbnb malaise is a symptom, not a cause

Blaming the website for a lack of housing supply is like putting your fever down to your thermometer -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 20 Apr '18

Colm McCarthy: How to solve the housing crisis

Most Irish people with a steady job can afford to rent accommodation and can at least aspire to home ownership. The exception is Dublin. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 20 Apr '18

Richard Curran: Housing boom is different this time - high costs and rip-off rents mean it's far crueller

Dealing with the housing problem head on would have meant taking on various property interests but also taking policy initiatives during the recession years that would have been deeply unpopular with -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 11 Apr '18

Housing crisis 'biggest economic and social issue' as 10pc price increase predicted - report

The lack of housing poses a “serious national challenge and threat” to the economy, a highly influential report warns the Government today. Housing is “undoubtedly the biggest economic and so -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 Apr '18

Cash buyers lead the charge as Ireland’s property woes continue

And so we arrive at a point, where property price inflation of 12.5 per cent is glumly accepted as a fact of life, home ownership is prohibitive for most of the population under a certain age and ineq -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Mar '18

David McWilliams: Dublin is squeezing out low-income workers

So you can see that rents have risen 10 times faster than incomes. Rents in Dublin 2,3,4,5 and 6 reveal increases of a similar magnitude over the past seven years rendering “central Dublin” out of -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 23 Mar '18

Ronan Lyons: Could cost rental housing help to kick-start the market?

Suppose policymakers do finally grasp the nettle and bring housing costs down by, say, one quarter. The break-even or 'cost rent' for a two-bed is still likely to be in the region of €1,000 per m -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 20 Mar '18

Declan Jordan: The Government’s much-vaunted 2040 plan is a manifesto for sprawl

If the target of 60% of these houses being built at the edge of settlements and in rural areas, that is 330,000 new homes that will require transport links to the location of the jobs they will need. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 13 Mar '18

Jean Winters of CIF: Building sector needs women to thrive

This balance is not reflected at the top of construction companies where only 3pc of CEOs and 10pc of company directors are women. Addressing these imbalances is more than a moral issue. It's good bus -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Mar '18

Eamon Ryan: Social housing on its own will not solve the housing crisis

The name is descriptive because the rents are set at a level which covers the full cost of construction over the life of a long-term building loan. It is effectively affordable, high-quality rental ac -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 05 Mar '18

Responsible majority of mortgage holders shouldn't pay for irresponsible minority

These responsible borrowers are paying the highest mortgage rates in the eurozone, because they are paying not just their own mortgage, but they are also paying the mortgages of the 20,000 or so peopl -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 15 Feb '18

Paul McNeive: Industrial market finally recovers - and this time it really is different

Most of the enquiries for new space are to lease, with the majority of sales taking place in the second-hand market. While office and retail investments became expensive, prime industrial yields almos -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 14 Feb '18

Desperation to build housing now comes at a heavy price

Do we really want to have our sporting clubs approached by developers with offers of cash and land swaps to prise them from their proper place at the heart of our communities ? The answer today to -  Subscribe
© Business Post 12 Feb '18

[Needs SBP sub] Time for competition on mortgage credit

Almost 900,000 people rent their living accommodation in Ireland, according to property agent Savills. There are a number of factors as to why this is the case. We can look at the recession and subseq -  Subscribe
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