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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 17 Jul '18

Housing crisis likely to last for ‘foreseeable future’

The stark warning comes in an annual assessment of risks from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s own officials. Even with Government measures such as the Rebuilding Ireland programme, a shortage of houses -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Jul '18

State should sell its bank shares to tackle housing crisis

The banking bailout was an historic event that, for better or worse, gave the Irish public a permanent interest in the fate of Irish banks. In that spirit, the proceeds of any sales should be used to -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 13 Jul '18

Cork housing shortage threatens foreign investment

Paddy O’Connell, managing director of Cork-headquartered Berkley Group, which works with a range of multinationals in the tech, engineering and life sciences sectors, said the lack of housing for th -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 09 Jul '18

Gene Kerrigan: no housing shortage among the rich, but a 94pc funding cut destabilised the market elsewhere

Wealthy people are sitting on planning permission for 25,000 houses in Dublin, waiting for prices and conditions to be improved before they'll build. In the period 2008-2013, there was a 94pc cut i -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Jul '18

A generation that resents being unable to buy their own homes

This is the conclusion that jumps out from research in the annual Aviva Family Finance report. It found one in four of those who aspire to own their home believe they will never be able to buy. -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 03 Jul '18

Michael O’Flynn: Housing is too expensive

Housing is too expensive and the simple reason the country is in the midst of a crisis. That was the view expressed by developer Michael O’Flynn at an Ibec event on the economic and labour challe -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 02 Jul '18

[Need IT sub] Mick Wallace: How to stop the developers sitting on land

This is due to the fact that the Bill is only a half-hearted attempt at tackling land hoarding. For starters, the insignificant levy of 3 per cent will do nothing to deter owners who are sitting on th -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Jun '18

House prices sky-high due to finance not scarcity

Director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics & adviser to Jeremy Corbyn, Ann Pettifor: In a world of fixed land and mobile finance, politicians must ensure that capital flows are managed by public au -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Jun '18

Expert warns of another boom and bust in Irish house prices

UCD academic Michelle Norris said the investment funds and foreign buy-to-let firms that own a huge segment of the market “could disappear in the morning” if conditions changed, potentially sendin -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 20 Jun '18

House prices set to cool off, says Central Bank boss

Philip Lane: “We have put in place credit measures, so there’s a limit to the loan-to-value ratio and loan-to-income ratio for mortgages. We are putting risk-management parameters in place. If the -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 19 Jun '18

Ibec calls for ‘site value’ tax to replace commercial rates

The Better Housing report, prepared jointly by Ibec and Property Industry Ireland, said that pent-up demand would lead to 50,000 households needed in the short-term alone, while more than 80,000 addit -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Jun '18

House price bubble fears rejected by ESRI

While new mortgage lending is “rapidly increasing” – rising by 13.5 per cent in the first quarter of the year – the ESRI said it is not yet “unsustainable”. However, it warned that “c -  Subscribe
© Business Post 11 Jun '18

[Needs SBP sub] Karl Deeter: Before we all vent our spleens at vulture funds ...

The loan buyers (commonly referred to as “vulture funds”) do what all financial practitioners do: they try to buy low and sell high, a concept that’s easier said than done. Consider the followin -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 31 May '18

OECD raises possibility of 'another property bubble' as it warns of overheating in Irish economy

It advised that lending restrictions may need to be extended to cool credit growth. It also raised the possibility of "another property bubble" if house price growth rates - currently at 13pc per y -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 May '18

David McWilliams: Our housing problem is an apartment problem

The solution to the apartment crisis is an economic one. Ireland needs to build lots of apartments and build up. Belfast has done this. The Belfast skyline dwarfs Dublin’s. In recent years, Belfast -  Subscribe
© 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
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