Property: its gains must be seen in the context of its recent fails

Who has the fairest fund of them all? If you’re looking for an investment with an element of risk, a fund is always an option for diversifying (...)

Dublin’s docklands has been the centre of attention for many property investors recently

It’s back. With international investors ploughing into commercial property, it could be a good time to take a punt on Irish property. But how c(...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) is to redeem €3 billion in senior bonds that were originally issued in 2010 and 2011 within the nex(...)

 Mick Wallace: some of my property has been sold to foreign investors for less than half of what it could be built for today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Independent TD Mick Wallace told the Dáil that some of his property had been sold to foreign investors for less than 50 per cent of the price of const(...)

The arrival of mining equipment group Mincon on the Dublin market was the second listing this week after gaming software and content group Game Account Network. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One swallow may not a summer make, but the Irish Stock Exchange will not be too picky. After six years when the exchange was notable more for its lack(...)

Immigrants who put cash into real estate investment trusts (REITs) will qualify for a special visa programme launched last year.Under the Immigrant In(...)

A ‘Start Your Own Business Scheme’ for people who have been unemployed for 15 months or more and  a tax break for home renovations are included in a range of Budget measures announced today.

A two-year tax break for unemployed people who start their own business has been welcomed as the boost that might reignite the almost stagnant constru(...)

Green Property announced the flotation of the first Irish REIT (real estate investment trust) last week. This is great news for the Irish property ind(...)

Investing in property

The Irish Stock Exchange has had little to cheer about since the financial crisis began in 2008. A depressed equity market and sharply reduced turnove(...)

Economists say  the collapse of the property market since 2007 may have led house prices to undershoot fair values. In a research technical paper, they state that prices “are back to levels consistent with or below long-run equilibrium values”.

The rate of capital gains tax should be indexed to increases in house prices as part of efforts to prevent another property bubble, economists at t(...)