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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 12 Jan '18

Dublin hailed as top city for residential landlords

Dublin has been identified by German investment manager Patrizia Immobilien as "one of the top investment cities in Europe" in its latest report into the European residential market. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Jan '18

Reasons why rent controls aren’t working as had been hoped.

1 The exemptions 2 Different rent rules apply to different tenancies 3 The sales market 4 Ability to monitor the market -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 20 Dec '17

Rents rise to above boom-time peak in third quarter of 2017

The rents paid by new tenants around the State rose between July and September to an average of €1,056 per month, up 9.5 per cent (from €965) in a 12-month period. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Dec '17

Are spiralling Dublin rents choking its economic growth?

But, just as he was about to sign the lease, he got news – he had been gazumped. The property was going to someone else who had offered €7,500 a month. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 15 Dec '17

How landlords forced 40pc of newly homeless families to quit

The report found family circumstances - such as relationship breakdowns or overcrowding - were the most common reason for becoming homeless. This was followed by forced departure from a tenancy in pr -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Dec '17

Rents along new Luas cross-city line rise

The figures from property website Daft show commuters living on the Dublin coastline continue to pay the most, however, with rents close to the Sandymount Dart station averaging €2,274 per month. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 04 Dec '17

Savills: Rents in Dublin to rise by 5-6% a year and surpass €2,000 by 2019

One in four people are now renting their home in Dublin, the highest figure since quarterly records began, with a new report predicting that the average rent in the capital will soar by 5-6 per cent a -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Nov '17

Airbnb appeal: Lucrative, exempt from rent controls and possibly tax free

In recent years the number of listings of properties for sale on sites such as and, has been steadily declining. Contrast this with Airbnb, where, according to figures from US data a -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Nov '17

Dublin City Council cracking down on Airbnb-style lettings

According to a spokeswoman for the council, about 100 apartment owners are under investigation for inappropriate use as short-term lets. This follows some 75 complaints being received about such usage -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Nov '17

New guidelines rule out rent hikes for painting and decorating

Under the law, owners of properties in RPZ areas in counties such as Dublin, Kildare and Cork can only raise the rent by a maximum of four per cent a year, but they can be exempted from this if they h -  Subscribe
© Business Post 20 Nov '17

[NEEDS SBP SUB] Revealed: 15,000 rogue landlords targeted for not registering tenants

Housing tsar says penalties are not strong enough -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Nov '17

Eoghan Murphy disputes report claiming ‘11.2% rent increase’

The Minister said the website measured asking prices which tended to be higher than the rents actually being paid by tenants. “The low number of properties being advertised on means that th -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 14 Nov '17 Irish Rental Price Price Report Q3 2017

DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT HERE >>> Ronan Lyons: "As I've argued in this commentary before, capping rental increases - as the government has tried to do in recent years - tackles the symptoms, not the under -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Nov '17

Substandard landlords may face financial penalties

Under the measures, landlords would be required to register with the board and certify annually that a property is compliant with fire-safety standards and rental accommodation requirements. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 06 Nov '17

Top employer offering loans so new staff can afford to rent in Dublin

EY is providing the interest-free loans on flexible terms to graduate trainees in order to ensure that they are able to secure accommodation and so take up placements in Dublin. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Nov '17

Calls for NCT-style inspections for rental properties

Stephen Large, manager of tenants rights group Threshold’s services in Dublin, said the lack of affordability in the current rental market was driving tenants into cheaper, overcrowded accommodation -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Oct '17

Sherry FitzGerald: Dubliners spend 55% of take-home pay on rent

“Capital cities are typically unaffordable for those on average incomes,” said Marian Finnegan, chief economist with Sherry FitzGerald, but added that the “very high figure” in Dublin does ref -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Oct '17

‘What did budget do for me as a landlord? Absolutely nothing’ says Landlord, Stephen Faughnan

“I now can only accommodate 28. That’s the type of level of exit we’re dealing with,” said Mr Faughnan. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Oct '17

Tackle the rent crisis? Stop overtaxing and over-regulating landlords

Robert Lawson of Lisney: - Reintroduce 100 per cent mortgage interest relief in this budget - Remove USC and PRSI on rent. - Allow the market to find its own level. Remove the 4 per cent rent cap. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 26 Sep '17

Renters paying twice as much as mortgage holders

In comparison, a 25 year mortgage on the average three bed semi detached house costing €211,843 works out at €969 per month at current rates, according to a survey carried out by the national Real -  Subscribe
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