Nearly half of homes sold in 2014 were cash transactions, according to property website MyHome.ie. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

More than 20,000 houses, accounting for nearly half of homes sold last year, were cash transactions, according to property website MyHome.ie. Angela K(...)

The Central Bank has admitted the figures it used to set a price limit of €220,000 on 90 per cent mortgages for first-time buyers do not reflect current property prices in Dublin

The Central Bank has admitted the figures it used to set a price limit of €220,000 on 90 per cent mortgages for first-time buyers do not reflect curre(...)

Looking ahead: The obvious release valve on price pressure will be the construction of new homes in desirable areas in 2015

The new year brings with it fresh speculation as to how the property market will perform in 2015. But if anything was learned last year, it’s that (...)

  Last year was the best year for house price growth in seven years, according to the latest house price survey from MyHome.ie.  Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Last year saw the sharpest rates of house price growth in seven years and 2015 will see further price increases, although at more modest levels, accor(...)

The year opened with the news that the Dublin property market had turned a corner. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The Dublin housing market had a Bobby-Ewing-stepping-out-of-the-shower moment in 2014. That house-price crash, those fire-sale auctions, that negative(...)

Illustration: Jacquie Boyd/Ikon/Getty

This week the Central Bank of Ireland made what was, arguably, a long-overdue intervention in the property market. It proposed that banks be forbid(...)

Mortgage lending may be in the early days of recovery, but there has been a move away from cash buyers propping up activity levels. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As the autumn selling season revs into gear, buyers and vendors are starting to come out of the woodwork. Rising prices mean that vendors who have wai(...)

An average of €300 million was spent on residential property in Dublin every month over the first half of the year suggesting that the housing recover(...)

The national average asking price grew by 1.3 per cent in the second quarter – the first such increase since the peak of the market in the last quarter of 2006. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The average asking price of homes in Dublin went up by 4.5 per cent in the second quarter of the year, the highest jump since the height of the prope(...)

In Wicklow town  property transactions were up 102 per cent on 2012 according to Sherry FitzGerald. Photograph: Eric Luke

The population of Co Wicklow is now at its highest level since 1841. For nearly a century the population had been half the figure cited in the (...)