The report’s author said the national decline of 2.8% was higher than usual. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Asking prices for houses and apartments dropped in the third quarter, suggesting the annual rate of inflation in Irish properties will have flatlined (...)

The New York Stock Exchange. US stocks were lower in early afternoon trading on Wall Street, pressured by a more than 2 per cent drop in shares of Apple. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European shares closed slightly lower on Monday as a massive restructuring plan announced by Deutsche Bank weighed on the wider financial sector and m(...)

The Davy study suggests  house-price inflation has slowed as a result of the Central Bank’s mortgage-lending rules but that demand pressure in the market has transferred to the rental sector. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Institutional investors or so-called “cuckoo funds” are not the prime drivers of high rents in Ireland and may be key to unlocking further housing sup(...)

‘The current slowdown in price inflation is largely due to the Central Bank’s lending rules and stretched affordability.’ Photograph: Frank Miller

Property price growth has slowed to its lowest level in five years, according to a report from Davy and property website myhome.ie, which is owned by (...)

‘Irish household debt levels are probably still higher than in the UK.’ Photograph: Getty

If there’s one league table the Government doesn’t mind slipping in, it’s the European Union household debt rankings. Official figures published lat(...)

‘We still expect Irish house prices nationally to rise by 4 per cent in 2019.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Unrealistic asking prices alongside the Central Bank’s lending rules are causing property at the higher end of the house market to flatten, a report f(...)

Total taxes collected in January and February came to €8.106bn, while the government’s non-tax revenues for the period were €1.36bn

The exchequer collected just more than €8.1 billion in taxes in the first two months of the year, an increase of €293 million or 3.7 per cent on the s(...)

MyHome.ie’s latest figures indicate that  housebuilding in Ireland is increasing. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Strong demand and rising wages will drive up house prices by 5 per cent this year, assuming Brexit uncertainty is resolved, according to the latest fi(...)

The fact that supply is such a distance from demand means there’s little prospect of affordability improving any time soon. Photograph: Istock

Prospective homebuyers will hardly be dancing in the street about the news that the volume of new home completions is continuing to increase by double(...)

So far this year 12,582 new properties have been built, an increase of 27.7 per cent on the first nine months of 2017.

The volume of new homes built in the Republic is continuing to increase but still remains far below the level of demand, figures from the Central Stat(...)

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