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Irish people now have more money on deposit today than they did back in 2009.

This Saturday marks 10 years since US investment bank Lehman Brothers imploded, sending markets around the world into freefall and exacerbating the de(...)

The bulk of new homes built last year were in Dublin and the commuter counties of Kildare and Meath, which, between them, saw seven times as many new homes built as Cork, for example.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

As the property market kicks back into gear for the autumn selling season, what’s coming down the tracks in terms of new homes will be of particular i(...)

In the 12 months to April 2017, the Republic had net inward migration of just under 20,000. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Next week the Central Statistics Office (CSO) will publish one of its most picked-over and pondered stats: immigration. Last year, or more precisely (...)

Property agents Savills is predicting a sharp slowdown in house price growth in Dublin. File photograph: Ali Waggie/PA Wire

Property agents Savills is predicting a sharp slowdown in house price growth in Dublin in the coming months as the supply of new homes ramps up. The (...)

64 Harbour View, Dún Laoghaire What: Two-bed apartment Price in 2005: From €390,000 Asking price now: €440,000

Given the double-digit leap in property prices (up 13 per cent in the year to February), the cost of owning a home in Ireland appears to be on an unst(...)

Savills said it had a “stable performance in a very competitive property market” in 2016,  with turnover up €200,000 to €1.8m. Photograph: PA Wire

Property agents Savills has cautioned the Government against providing supports or incentives for investor landlords in a bid to boost the supply of r(...)

Has Denis had a Morgan Kelly moment when he has spotted something everyone else has missed?

Could Denis O’Brien be right about the Dublin office market, when he warns that we are now in an over-building “bubble”? Has Denis had a Morgan Kelly (...)

Former five-storey office block Burlington House on Burlington Road, which was demolished to make way for a new block.

Dublin’s office landscape is in the process of a transformation with 26 office blocks demolished and replaced since 2014, according to a new report fr(...)

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has warned that although a sudden upsurge in house construction may be “necessary”, it would also be problematic in that it could spark “over-heating”. Photograph: Alan Betson

It seems it’s a case of “damned if we do and damned if we don’t” when it comes to fixing the crisis in the housing market. Estate agent Savills publ(...)

Surge into the rental market means  the vacancy rate across Ireland is now just 1.31%, or 1.41% in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

One in four people are now renting their home in Dublin, the highest figure since quarterly records began, with a new report predicting that the avera(...)

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