The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) said 90 per cent of 189 estate agents surveyed in December expect property prices to increase this year. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Property prices are expected to rise by about 5 per cent this year as supply shortages, pent-up demand and pandemic savings continue to drive activity(...)

The Minister said the State has ‘brought forward really significant improvements’ to the Mica redress scheme. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Republic is facing further bills for defective homes with apartment dwellers next in line for remediation in 2022, it has emerged. Minister for H(...)

Donegal TD  Charlie McConalogue: About 60 per cent of homes in the county are one-off properties and such homes tend to be larger than those in estates.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Agriculture and Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue has insisted it is “absolutely fair” for homeowners of mica-damaged properties to have the(...)

Supply and demand: A moderation in demand combined with an increase in supply means house price growth should start to slow over the coming year.

After a subdued start due to the pandemic, the housing market took off with a bang in 2021, leading to double-digit price growth. A mix of soaring dem(...)

‘Should I decide to sell, what are my obligations in regard to fees and can I reclaim tax retrospectively if fees are paid?’

I own a rental property in a small, gated community. I received bills for management fees in the first couple of years, then I did not receive any mor(...)

There have suggestions of further protests by those affected by the mica issue with widespread disappointment expressed over this week’s proposed Government redress scheme. Photograph: Tom Honan / The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has suggested that a controversial sliding scale for financial supports for homeowne(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien is expected to hold a press conference at lunchtime on Tuesday formally announcing the scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has agreed to finance a €2.2 billion scheme to rebuild and remediate an estimated 7,500 homes which have been structurally damaged by m(...)

Homeowners from Donegal, Mayo and Clare demonstrating in Dublin in June over the mica controversy. Photograph: Tom Honan

Flashpoints have emerged around the Government’s plan to tackle the mica crisis, with campaigners hitting back against multiple parts of the scheme wh(...)

Air leakage, for example around poorly fitting windows and doors, accounts for 15-25 per cent of heat loss in buildings

Cop26 has underlined the seriousness of the challenge facing our planet and the need for urgent action. Although hugely important decisions for the fu(...)

There are a range of issues to be considered when a neighbour is building an extension. Photograph: iStock

Q. We live in a semi-detached house. Our neighbours are in the process of building an extension, but they do not have planning permission. I can see t(...)

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