A paper published by the ESRI found that those living closer to the coast had a lower risk of depression than people who lived farther away. Photograph: iStock

Older people lucky enough to have homes with extensive sea views have a significantly lower risk of depression than the those who are land-locked, new(...)

The Department of Housing also plans to revisit ghost estates as a potential source of vacant homes. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Local authorities must make greater use of compulsory purchase orders to acquire vacant homes for social housing, the Department of Housing, Planning (...)

The project is a collaboration between Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI), the All-Ireland Research Observatory (AIRO) at Maynooth University and Dublin City Council, drawing on data from the Residential Tenancies Board, the property price register (PPR), local authorities, the Revenue Commissioners and the Central Statistics Office.

The developers of a new housing data resource to go live on Monday believe it will “revolutionise” public understanding of property trends in the capi(...)

Jack Dangermond, co-founder and CEO, ESRI: describes himself as having been blessed for being lucky enough to have fallen into digital mapping as a career.

He may have a personal fortune of $4 billion (€3.4bn) but what really enriches Jack Dangermond’s life is knowing that he helps ensure people don’t los(...)

New president of Society of Chartered Surveyors  Colin Bray: “To remain relevant we must be adopters of technology which can free us up to provide additional and enhanced support to all our stakeholders.”

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland has appointed its latest president, and for the first time the new incumbent hails from one of the more nic(...)

The CSO’s newly revamped Residential Property Price Index is the State’s most definitive property price measure to date.

For most of us, the monthly house-price index compiled by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) boils down to one thing: the headline rate of (hopefull(...)

Dublin had the largest number of unique commercial address points followed by Cork  and Galway.

Commercial vacancy rates across the State have decreased marginally, according to new research published today. The total number of occupied commerci(...)

Irish Roots

A few weeks back, the Ordnance Survey Ireland maps website (maps.osi.ie) was taken offline and the worldwide Fraternity of Historic Map Nuts held its (...)

Go Walk: Omey Island, Co Galway
  • Travel
  • January 10, 2015, 15:00

For years, Omey Island seemed a near-mythical place to me. Despite exploring much of the Connemara coast I had never been to this tidal island, whi(...)

Being  winched onto  dangerously inaccessible rocks in the Atlantic Ocean is  an essential part of attempts to modernise maps for Ireland’s territorial seas, which cover an estimated 220 million marine acres (over 11 times the land mass of the island of Ireland). Photograph: Screengrab from Irish Air Corps video

When mulling over the job description of ordnance survey mapper, the thought of being dramatically winched onto rugged, windswept and dangerously inac(...)

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