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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 20 Sep '18

Paul McNeive: Land Development Agency could be a game changer

It would be far better to see the State building social housing directly. However, boosting overall supply is planned to provide a minimum 40pc of social and affordable stock. Lowering prices and rent -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 20 Sep '18

Couples earning up to €90,000 may avail of new affordable housing scheme after Budget

House-hunting couples who earn up to €90,000 a year may be able to avail of a new affordable housing scheme after the Budget. Fianna Fáil is demanding the introduction of an affordable housing s -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 20 Sep '18

Letters to Times re developers and the housing crisis

Despite the rose-tinted glasses of romantic retrospection, areas like Crumlin could be harsh places to grow up, despite the vast majority of the residents being the essence of “salt of the earth” -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Sep '18

Colm McCarthy: Why councils are unable to tackle housing

Putting local councillors and planning officials in the driving seat has failed and the Government's new plan is hostage to the same people. If the goal is the resolution of the housing crisis, it is -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 Sep '18

Fintan O’Toole: It is insane to look to developers to solve housing crisis

Nama said that “if the receiver for the project had decided that the best way to maximise the value of the asset was through an open sale process . . . the agency was powerless to intervene”. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Sep '18

Government policy making housing crisis worse, expert claims

The Government’s policy to promote more student housing, for instance, had merely “hiked up” site values, making it too expensive to build traditional apartments, which had resulted in more lops -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 07 Sep '18

Paul McNeive: 'Red tape' getting in the way of housing delivery

Local authorities also have the ability to build at relatively low cost. A recent Department of Public Expenditure and Reform review of housing policy noted that local authorities can build dwellings -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 05 Sep '18

Cairn CEO: Irish want to own homes, not rent them

Michael Stanley: "You're not going to turn the Irish into Germans overnight. People are arriving out at our schemes with prams, they want a back garden, they want to have their own home." -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Sep '18

Michael O’Flynn wants local authorities to zone thousands of acres of land for house building

He believes this could free up 3,000 acres of land in Dublin and Cork alone, for the building of between 40,000 and 50,000 new homes. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 02 Sep '18

David McWilliams: Dublin’s housing market not yet ripe for a crash

The one area where there is leverage, but foreign leverage, is the Dublin commercial property market. As this has become more and more the property of leveraged international funds, any serious slump -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 02 Sep '18

Chris Johns: Stalling house prices are a good thing

Taxing land and property, including the unused variety, is an efficient and effective way of raising public funds. But good luck with trying to implement this. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 30 Aug '18

Paul McNeive: Cutting red tape with build deals and cheap land could ease crisis

Architect Mel Reynolds says that there is enough residentially zoned land in the country for 414,712 dwellings. In Co Dublin, there is enough zoned land for 116,705 dwellings. The State controls resid -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 22 Aug '18

Colm McCarthy: Let's do an Einstein thought experiment on rent rates

The excess price of apartments and houses (and hence of rents) in Dublin derives from essentially the same process, the system of restrictive zoning allied to the routine denial of planning permission -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 Aug '18

Government’s rent scheme falls through its own loopholes

The failure in the system is because of its loopholes – allowing properties that have undergone a “substantial change” to be exempted as well as those that haven’t been let at any time in the -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 Jul '18

Eoin Drea, economist: Our property market is still broken – and that means trouble ahead

If it wasn’t so serious, this would be funny, possibly tragic. Irish people remain as obsessed as ever with owning property. The lessons of the 2008-14 period have been neither understood nor emb -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Jul '18

Dermot O’Leary, Goodbody: Active land management can help solve volatility and housing crux

Ministers are normally in need of quick fixes for problems. In housing there are very few of these. Minister Eoghan Murphy will not be the one to see the benefits, but he has the opportunity to start -  Subscribe
© 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
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