Constantin Gurdgiev, who is part of the line-up for the Kilkenomics festival, a three-day mash-up of economics and comedy taking place in Kilkenny next month. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

So many bubbles are popping up in the Irish economy that it’s in danger of turning into an Aero bar. Another one clearly emerging, which policymakers (...)

The average asking price for a house is €195,000, compared to €170,000 a year ago.

A survey by property website Daft shows the sellers’ market in Dublin continues, with asking prices in the third quarter of the year coming in at a q(...)

CYNK Technology shares rose from 10 US cent per share in mid-June to a peak of $21. Photograph: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The founder of the Irish Institute of Financial Trading, Peter Brown, said the “stunning” 36,000 per cent stock price rise of CYNK Technology – a soc(...)

House prices in Dublin climbed 21 per cent in 12 months

The scale of the urban/rural divide in the housing market has been laid bare in the latest house-price report to be published by property website da(...)

Radical new thinking – including the possible rezoning for residential use of such ‘desirable’ sites as Elm Park Golf Course and the RTÉ campus, both in Dublin 4 – is needed if the housing supply crisis is to be tackled, a leading economist has said.

Radical new thinking – including the possible rezoning for residential use of such ‘desirable’ sites as Elm Park Golf Course and the RTÉ campus, both (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore descend a hill at the launch of Construction 2020 at Abbotstown, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Housing experts have expressed concern that plans for a help-to-buy scheme for first-time buyers could simply end up driving the price of housing upwa(...)

Property rents are on average 9 per cent higher that they were this time last year, according to Daft.ieDublin City centre saw the biggest annual incr(...)

Smurfit Kappa group chief executive Gary McGann: “Europe is facing a major economic crisis because it is fundamentally uncompetitive and becoming more so by the day.” Photograph: Collins

Aside from the property bubble, what did for Ireland’s economy in the years to the crash was the fundamental loss of cost competitiveness of Ir(...)

Recovery in the Dublin property market continues to gather momentum, according to property-listing websites. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Recovery in the Dublin property market continues to gather momentum, according to property-listing websites Daft and MyHome.ie(...)

According to the IBF Market monitor, 2013 saw a rise in the number of transactions taking place across the country, with the number of sales up by 10 per cent to 27,500. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Property prices are unlikely to fall in Dublin in the short-term, and may rise by 10 per cent over the next two years , as supply constraints keep (...)