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

Amy Huberman and Brian O’Driscoll’s home: 1 Larchfield Road, Goatstown, Dublin 14

Couple have been quietly showing their Goatstown four-bed

Courgette pasta with a splash of cream and a glug of white wine.

Six-ingredient supper: Irish Times property editor Madeleine Lyons’s quick courgette and penne pasta

No 11 Tresilian, Foxrock, Co Dublin: major appeal will be the secluded family-friendly enclave

Bernie Carroll built this five bed off Brighton Road in the early 1980s just as his building business was taking off

Lota: the property sits along one of the best stretches of Coliemore Road, in Dalkey, in south Co Dublin

Gene Murtagh’s €7.5m purchase is biggest sale this year

Gene Murtagh, Kingspan chief executive,  bought the property from developer Francis Rhatigan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Deal is the biggest residential property sale in the capital this year

Whether the prohibitive land cost element has been removed or not, a private sector developer-led model will seek a profit margin of at least 15 per cent. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

Analysis: Look past the big numbers and where are the affordable homes needed right now?

The Irish Yeast Co opened in 1894 in what had been the foyer of the George Hotel.

Listed property was one of Dublin’s oldest businesses and best-known shopfronts

Cottage at Corduff Road near Lusk, Co Dublin. Oozing with potential.

Protected thatch farmhouse near Lusk, Co Dublin has just dropped its price by €20,000

10 Edward Sq, Bloomfield Ave, Donnybrook, Dublin 4. Original asking price €2.495m, reduced to €2.3m, sold for €2.2m in October 2017

Nearly two thirds of asking price changes in the first half of the year in D4, D6 and D6W were reductions, as vendors adjusted exp(...)

Meath hurling captain Shane McGann and camogie player Amy Gaffney  at the launch of the Royal House Draw  at Cois Glaisin, Navan, Co Meath

Three houses up for grabs in ‘Royal House Draw’, and funds will develop 21,000 seat stadium

You need the umbrella, the togs, the wind breaker and don’t forget the chips on the way home. Photograph: iStock

Delicious, daring and downright useful ideas for making the best of our summer days

This smart Lennox Street two bed has been reconfigured for privacy and light

In 2017, the Palladian mansion on 150 acres then priced at €20m was quietly ‘disappeared’ from open market property listings

Flanagan Kerins, Deerpark Road, Mount Merrion

Move doubles existing site owned by Oakmount, with potential for 150 apartments

A Swedish businessman transformed Dollanstown Stud on 365 acres into a world class event riding and training facility, with a fine(...)

An artist’s impression of the Cabinteely scheme.

Site of former Doyles Nursery to be developed under fast-track initiative

Velux windows: rules can vary from authority to authority

In Dublin City Council’s jurisdiction, if the proposed window is to the rear, it is exempt

Bestselling author turned a modest country house into an exceptionally finished home

Seafield House  is a  rare Palladian mansion  in an 80-acre parkland

Seafield House, on 80 acres in Donabate, is one of Dublin’s finest restored homes

St George's, a Gothic Revival mansion comes with its own chapel, an acre of terraced gardens, and exemplary features from the Arts(...)

Latest Lansdowne Place offering is most expensive penthouse to go on the market

Castletown Cox estate on 513 acres in south Co Kilkenny has sold for around €20 million

The prestigious 513-acre Kilkenny country estate sold to an international buyer

Architect Dermot Bannon at his home in Drumcondra, Dublin 9. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ireland's favourite TV architect is selling his north Dublin home for €649,000, complete with one of his trademark extensions

Fedamore House, a 25,000sq ft mansion located 10 minutes from the M7 in Limerick.

Fedamore house boasts a swimming pool, home cinema and a floodlit Astro Turf pitch

Laragh House on Killiney Avenue, Killiney, Dublin. The  five-bed property is located a short distance from the O’Donnell’s former controversial Gorse Hill home on Vico Road

Family lost Vico Road home after long battle with Bank of Ireland over debts of €71m

This tasteful mid-terrace Victorian features a striking kitchen and living area

Decathlon: ‘All the family’s sporting and outdoor interests can be catered for in one spot’

‘You have no idea how much of their stuff you need until you walk through the door’

Our new homes listing of schemes in Dublin and its environs indicates improved supply, but rising prices will drive first time buy(...)

Inishcorrig, on Dalkey’s Coliemore Road, sold for just below €8 million

Gorse Hill on Vico Road, Killiney, former home of solicitor Brian O’Donnell, Dublin’s top sale this year

Lansdowne Place, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Expat buys Lansdowne Place home, the fifth highest sale of 2017

The number of homes available to buy remains critically low, and this continues to exert upward price pressure in particular at the lower end of the market, where first-time buyers are desperate to move on from paying  rent.

Despite all the bluster and hype around addressing the "property crisis" double-digit property price growth remains on the cards f(...)

House on Park Avenue house is on market after buying Riverdance duo’s Howth home for €8.2m

Knockdrin Castle, Co Westmeath

Ferdinand von Prondzynski's Westmeath home has a room where Churchill once stayed

The Houses of Parliament in London. The most recent study of UK house price growth found that in 85 per cent of local authority areas in London prices are falling. File photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA

The average rate of growth across the UK’s 20 biggest cities has slowed to 4.9 per cent

Ballinteskin Stud, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, includes a six-bed Georgian house, 32 stables,  arenas, and a helicopter hangar and landing pad

Billionaire adds 120-acre estate near Enniskerry to portfolio of equine holdings

Neptune House apartments, Blackrock

Georgian conversion in former summer home of Earl of Clonmel, aka Copper Face Jack

Simple requests about the orientation of a garden or its size are frequently met with a blank expression

Fifteen - and even 5-minute - open viewing, photocopies for brochures and poor property knowledge are frustrating would-be buyers

8 Colliers Ave with 25sq m (270sq ft) sold for €304,000

Artisan one-bed on Colliers Ave sells for €304,000 from an asking price of €220,000. It's the fourth house to sell on the same str(...)

Number 12 Deerpark Road came to the market with a bullish price of €1.75 million and within three months sold for €1.8 million, a new high for the residential suburb of Mount Merrion

Small refurbished houses around the capital are regularly making bigger returns than large trophy properties

Massbrook, on the shores of Lough Conn came to the market in 2016 seeking €2.75m

Irish tech entrepreneur, Malcolm Bell, is buyer of the 113 acre estate on shores of Lough Conn

Moya Doherty and John McColgan purchased Dane’s Hollow when it was a bungalow on just one acre in 1997 for IR£900,000.

Concert impresario may use Howth property to host stars such as Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé

The diningroom at Montebello, Killiney Hill Road, Co Dublin

Montebello was the elegant Victorian home of family behind Bach’s Rescue Remedy

Rocketts Castle, Co Waterford

In the 1990s Valery Zakharenkov’s lavish budget transformed Rocketts Castle

Former family home of poet WB Yeats’s son Michael Yeats.

Impressive home with asking price in excess of €2.2m in need of substantial investment

The bogus web page listed a property on Mayor Street in the IFSC

In one case a would-be ‘landlord’ directed potential tenants to bogus web page

Sold for €1.1m in 2013, Royal Terrace House is back with a new price – and a new street

81 Park Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4 seeking €4.6million

D4 home on 0.7 of acre once owned by late senator Eoin Ryan bought in 2004 for €7.1m

Orange County, California: the average cost of a home in California is now $500,000, twice the national average

The New York Times is reporting that a housing crisis has gripped California. Sound familiar?

 Castletown Cox. The Magan family has spent many millions on its meticulous restoration and refurbishment

A beneficiary of family trust is objecting to the sale of 513-acre Castletown Cox

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