Geralyn Byrne, senior sales director with Sherry FitzGerald, died on Monday night

Skilled negotiator brokered Dublin’s biggest residential property sales for decades

The property of 160 acres includes Eyrefield Lodge, built in 1760 with spectacular gardens

40 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, features an ‘entertaining’ kitchen on the first floor, a larger kitchen/breakfast room at ground-floor level and a wine cellar in the basement

Grand, four-bed Victorian was third biggest residential property sale in Dublin last year

A closed building site on Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Dublin, during Covid-19 lockdown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Market applying caution in light of the pandemic in formerly brisk sector

The farmhouse along the Wild Atlantic Way in Co Donegal.

‘It’s a joyful, soulful place to live’: The farmhouse comes with a hostel and campsite

Landscaped gardens

Spectacular Ananda is one of the hottest properties to come on the Irish market in some time

First-time buyers: mortgage approvals don’t always translate into sales

‘We’re seeing a huge increase in mortgage applications, but it might just be testing the water’

Rockbrae: the 180sq m (1,935sq ft) home stands on a 0.77ac (0.31ha) site

Rockbrae sits next to a smaller Westminster Road site now home to eight townhouses

‘It’s clear the planned – and much needed – throughput of new homes is going to be impacted by the latest lockdown.’

A demand-fuelled market post-lockdown points to continued upward pressure on prices

Deirdre O’Gara and Pat Mullery have left DNG to set up their own estate agency.

Pat Mullery and Deirdre O’Gara’s departure a blow to DNG’s flagship agency in Terenure

Reassurance in numbers; an oximeter reading of 97.

Fatigue, addled daydreams and the reassurance of an oximeter

Liss Ard has 25 rooms and can accommodate 60 guests across the main house, a lakeside lodge and four mews houses

Victorian estate owned by Swiss family will continue to operate as boutique hotel

K Club mansion

Home originally owned by late legendary racehorse trainer Vincent O’Brien and wife Jacqueline

Housing on the northside of Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Covid-19 worsens housing shortage, fuels demand from cash-rich buyers and returning emigrants

‘One of the biggest and most surprising features of the Irish property market this year has been the surge in demand for properties in the €1m-plus bracket.’

‘This has probably been the best year I’ve had since 1975,’ says one Sutton-based agent

23 Ailesbury Road, Donnybrook: property sold for   €3.65 million

A south Dublin coastal site in Sandycove took top spot, selling for €6.2m

44 Fitzwilliam Sq: Beautifully restored Georgian home of late developer Paddy Kelly sold within just two weeks for €3.5million.

Limited stock, cash rich savers and returning expats putting pressure on upper end of market

Glengariff castle. Photograph : Niamh Whitty/

Buyer intends to complete castle’s refurbishment for residential use

12 Cherryfield Ave

Property retains original features including cast iron fireplaces, interconnecting reception rooms and high ceilings

House prices decreased by 0.6% in August, according to the CSO

Buyers rush to drive sales before lockdown, but agents confident transactions can continue

Montebello does not enjoy that coveted sea view which adds a hefty premium to any asking price.

One of south Dublin’s grandest properties returns to market, and it means business

A four-bedroom detached bungalow near the scenic Donegal coastline has sold for almost two and a half times its reserve price in’s latest national online property auction. 3 The Dunes, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal had a reserve price of €95,000 but after 135 bids from 12 bidders over three hours it sold for €231,000.

Coastal Donegal bungalow sells for 2.5 times its reserve of €95,000

Bullock Harbour, Dalkey: Seaspray and Windward on a nearby site have sold off market for around €6.2 million.

Seaspray and Windward are a new build and a refurb on a site sold for €3m in 2012 with direct access to the sea

The winner will be getting a holiday escape upgraded in recent years to include storage heating and a solid fuel stove. They will also receive rights to cut their own turf in the nearby bog.

Money will be used as education fund for support staff in frontline fighting Covid-19

Rathmore, Adelaide road, Glenageary, Co Dublin as it appeared in 2005

Rathmore is a property with six bedrooms, a sizeable walled garden and a separate converted stable mews

Micheál Mahon, new SCSI president. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

New presidents of property sector members' bodies make statements of intent

Aerial view of house and gardens.

A unique property in this bustling suburb designed for every aspect of modern family living

Castle Island

Uninhabited island hoping to capitalise on coronavirus market for boltholes for the super rich goes for sale for €1m

Eighteen per cent of respondents in mid-June said they were less committed to buying. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Sherry FitzGerald says over 30% of potential buyers started search during shutdown

Eyrefield Lodge Stud, Co Kildare

Eyrefield Lodge has bred many champions, including Pretty Polly, one of the all-time greats

Former home of writer Ernest Gébler cleverly transformed for relaxed contemporary living

The 150-year-old cottage, on the Mayo side of the Ox Mountains, had been placed on the market through local agent CK Auctioneers earlier this year and attracted offers of up to €90,000

Covid-19 survivor owners say fund has far exceeded expectations and continues to rise

Salterbridge House

Salterbridge House has supplied London's Savoy Hotel and the overseas flower trade

The 150-year-old cottage is  on the Mayo side of the Ox Mountains and has had offers up to €90,000.

Canada-based couple say all money raised will go to ‘courageous’ support workers

Thorndale in Dartry, Co Dublin: the fine 495sq m (5,330sq ft) Victorian turned up as sold on the Property Price Register in mid-April for €5.6million

‘Swankiest house on the green line’ and Italianate hillside home in Killiney among sales

More stringent control of house viewings will cut down on tyre-kickers and nosey neighbours. Photograph: iStock

Estate agents and clients moving to selective virtual viewings in Covid-19’s wake

After: The main living area

Owner spent €500,000 upgrading duplex bought in 2018 but never slept a night in it

The proposed measures apply to providers of auction, sales, lettings, valuations and property-management services for both residential and commercial property.

Restricted viewings and Covid-19 safety training in guidelines approved for June 8th return

Greenhall Lodge, Tinahely, Co Wicklow

A former shooting lodge in Tinahely makes a charming Victorian hideaway in a woodland setting

Hunters on Waterloo Road: the estate agent is closing its flagship premises in Dublin 4

Decision to shutter office on Waterloo Road due to high rent and predates Covid-19 crisis

Knight Frank Ireland has predicted that new homes completions in 2020 will be substantially down on the 21,241 units delivered last year

Buyers and sellers are wondering whether to proceed or defer plans

It is predicted that once restrictions have been lifted, social distancing measures will limit workers allowed on building sites and their interactions with each other

Knight Frank expects that some buyers with mortgage approval may need to be reassessed

Huntington, a five-bedroom property on a third of an acre close to Castleknock village

Hunters estate agent partners with BidX1 to complete sale of luxury five bed with pool in Castleknock

For people who have already gone sale agreed on their homes and are close to exchanging contracts the impact of the latest lockdown is likely to delay closures.

Those mid transaction facs delays, while estate agents scramble to offer end-to-end online sales

Drayton Manor originally came to the market in 2017 seeking €3.75 million and soon after was taken off the market.

Solicitor’s 11-bed Brittas Bay mansion with ballroom and bars has sold twice in three years

Coronavirus measures: Sherry FitzGerald and DNG say Saturday’s viewings will now be by appointment only. Photograph: Moodboard/Brand X/Getty

Sherry FitzGerald and DNG switch 250 homes to viewing by appointment only

Six bed in exclusive Birches in Foxrock has been finished to a very high standard

Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty

Biggest slowdown in sales were in Dublin 6 and Dublin 13, down 22,3% and down 30.1% respectively

Bannon and the bath: Architect Dermot Bannon has retrospectively applied for planning retention for storage sheds in his garden

Architect’s garden extension featured prominently in RTÉ hit series Room to Improve

Luggala Estate, in Co Wicklow, looks to have been the top Irish property sale of 2019, changing hands for about €25 million. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Off-market sales were the order of the year in Dublin, as country prices were revised

New-home market: Property Industry Ireland is calling on the Government to prioritise housing development. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Residential market plagued by high costs, problematic supply and unaffordable rents

Graham Dwyer was convicted of the murder of the childcare worker Elaine O’Hara. Photograph: Collins Courts

Architect’s detached three-bedroom house has been vacant for several years

Number 3 Arkendale Court sits in a secluded 1990s scheme of just nine houses

The owner of this three-bed rental house says fixed rents and taxes forced him to sell

Ailesbury Road: No 49, which sold for €6.75 million, adjoins No 51, already owned by Celtic Trustees

Billionaire’s Celtic Trustees believed to have paid €6.75m for 49 Ailesbury Road

Mark FitzGerald has signed on the dotted line for the sale of Lithgow, at 12 Oakley Road in Dublin 6

Mark FitzGerald’s swansong valuation on the money for 6,000sq ft Ranelagh house

Kilsharvan estate, in Bellewstown, Co Meath, is owned by Gavin Duffy. Montage: The Irish Times

Businessman and former presidential candidate selling 80ac estate outside Bellewstown

Vico Road: the property has tiered lawns, a tennis court, orchards and a gym with fantastic sea views

Strawberry Hill House, a coastal Victorian villa in Killiney, is understood to have been purchased by a UK-based expat

Marian Finnegan  is a widely known property economist and  a regular commentator on industry trends

Property economist replaces Michael Grehan, who will take up new role in agency

Thornhill House: Oak View Property Developments has bought the former home of the late hotelier PV Doyle

David Doyle sells Thornhill House on a premium 3.4-acre site off to cousin Stewart Doyle with plans for a 42-unit scheme

Luggala estate in Wicklow. Set on  5,000 acres, the historic property recently sold to an overseas buyer for a sum believed to be in the region of €20 million. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

UK interest is driving volume in these sales but, at the prime end, the US still prevails

The Stables, in Mount Merrion in south Co Dublin

The Stables is a scheme of 10 bespoke two- and three-beds in an 18th-century courtyard

Holyrood Castle, off Sandymount Avenue in Dublin 4

Celtic Tiger penthouse in Dublin 4 embodies the excesses of the early 2000s

17 Temple Gardens in Rathmines sold for €3.5 million, a 22 per cent discount on its original asking a year earlier of €4.5 million.

Good news for homebuyers as asking prices twice as likely to fall than rise

Accommodation includes a kitchen/living area, bedroom and bathroom/shower en suite.

Located on a corner near the town centre the one bed is for sale by the owners of the garden site on which it stands

Somali, Carrickbrack Road, Howth

Restaurateur's unusual hillside home has impeccable modernist credentials and fantastic sea views

Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor is an 11-bed 17,000sq ft modern mansion close to Brittas Bay now seeking €2.25m

Leinster accounts for a disproportionate amount of the value of all residential property sales in the State. Photograph: Frank Miller /	The Irish Times

Urbanisation trend continues, with almost 60 per cent of house sales in Leinster in 2018

Many apartments have waterfront views

Quarter of 120 new luxury units in Opus building on Hanover Quay already let

Bushey Park: Chris de Burgh’s Co Wicklow home

Singer’s eight-bed Georgian mansion on 27 acres is among priciest sales of recent years

It is understood the firm plans to retain a focus on the “prime” end of the Dublin residential resale market. Photograph: Bloomberg

Three branches of estate agency likely to close

A two-storey, over-basement, cedar-clad extension to the rear now sits seamlessly with the original footprint

Sherry FitzGerald co-founder Mark FitzGerald sold this home twice before buying and transforming it

Hanover Court comprises 40 one-, two- and three-bed apartments and is likely to appeal to individual investors and professionals

Hanover Court bucks the trend of private rental sector block sales with 40 units for individual sale

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy at Focus Ireland’s official opening of its John’s Lane West housing development. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Bitter disappointment down to diary error as Murphy attends Focus Ireland event instead

Medieval falconry display at Puy du Fou

A driving holiday to a theme park with a twist makes for a great family adventure

Ikea: the furniture giant wants to encourage as much reuse of its products as possible. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Furnishing giant pilots scheme in response to younger buyers’ environmental concerns

The Grove, Killiney Hill Road, Killiney, Co Dublin

The Grove former nursing home needs a big investment to regain its Victorian splendour

The Bergfink hammock €24.99 from Jysk

Plus, cool bedlinen and the new Danish lifestyle store, Jysk, offering bargain buys

Gene Murtagh's Ballybarrack House is substantial five bed with 2.5 acres of gardens

Carrigacunna Castle: the buildings sold for €1.485m; the land they sit on will have brought the total closer to €1.8m

Partially restored castle and farmhouse with swimming pool, on 20ha, sold to buyer in US

Eglinton House: Vincent Carton resold the home for a touch over what he paid for it after absorbing some of its garden

Former poultry boss buys neighbouring Eglinton Road house, co-opts part of the garden, then sells it again at a profit

Multi-unit development 2 Cannon House, Clancy Quay in Dublin 8 sold for €139 million

Biggest increases seen in Dublin 9 (up 42%) Dublin 22 (up 27%) and Dublin 10 (up 22%)

Number 1A Rockville

Deep pockets needed for any potential renovations of Victorian building 0.3 acre plot

Recruitment challenge: Maeve Hogan, chief executive of the Property Services Regulatory Authority

UK’s EU departure could drive unlicensed Northern Ireland service firms into South

Rena O’Kelly joins Sherry FitzGerald from Knight Frank

Lines drawn in the sand ahead of selling season with high profile industry moves

Liss Ard estate near Skibbereen in west Cork is going for  €5m

Liss Ard which has hosted arts festivals and famous musicians on market for €5m

The intricate metalwork and string coursing on the façade – a bit like icing on a cake – provide an exterior flourish at number 36

Once owned by actor TP McKenna, ‘Lammermoor’ is a spacious, design-led delight

Kilfinnan Castle is likely to be one of the biggest country estate sales this year

Knockdrin: the 19th-century neo-Gothic house sits on more than 400ha (1,000ac) near Mullingar

Knockdrin, owned by Ferdinand von Prondzynski, has dropped in price from €13.5m to €12m

Kilfenora, 16 Temple Gardens, Rathmines

Since 2013 eight houses have sold on Temple Gardens in Rathmines at an average of about €4m

Our list of schemes in Dublin and its environs shows improved supply

Limited supply and high prices means deep pockets needed to buy in city centre

Region with highest house price growth to get a number of brand new schemes in 2019

Value to be found but few new schemes earmarked for delivery this year

Substantial rollouts earmarked for the area in 2019

Young buyers boost demand in Cos Meath, Kildare and Wicklow

Woom service: one of the womb rooms at the Shoreditch aparthotel

Zed Rooms also offer ‘sleep menu’, essential oils and ‘dream-promoting’ four-posters

Top Irish residential sales in 2018: Clonmore, on Shrewsbury Road in Dublin 4 (top left); the Beach Haus, in Co Meath (top right); Dowdstown House, in Co Kildare (bottom left); and 41 Cowper Road in Rathmines, Dublin 6

This year’s top sale, of €8.1m on Shrewsbury Road, would have lagged in fourth place in 2017

Dublin Landings, whose 268 apartments by the Liffey are due for completion in late 2019, is likely to be bought by an investment fund for more than €200 million. Increasingly, new apartment blocks are being bought by institutional investors for private rental, removing potential new stock from the market for individual buyers

Central Bank rules have cooled the market, as buyer purchasing power takes a hit

The 528sq m Clonmore, on Shrewsbury Road in Dublin 4,  went sale agreed in late October.

Property was previously home to developer Paddy Kelly

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