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Orla McMorrow has been appointed to the role of deputy chief executive at DNG

Having worked with DNG in a variety of roles over the last three decades, Orla McMorrow has been appointed as deputy chief executive of the group. A (...)

DNG chief executive Keith Lowe said the Covid surge in prices was transitory and would unwind over the next two quarters. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

House price inflation is likely to climb to 12 per cent this year before falling back sharply in 2022 as supply comes on and affordability constraint(...)

DNG’s report says that despite the Covid-19 pandemic and the uncertainty provided by Brexit, house prices remained remarkably resilient last year.

Estate agent DNG predicts property prices in Dublin could rise by as much as 5 per cent when the current lockdown restrictions are eased. In the fir(...)

Mortgage lending to first-time buyers has increased by 15 per cent. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

With record numbers seeking mortgage approval, and stricter restrictions from today on property viewings, pent-up demand for limited stock is set t(...)

 An empty Grafton Street in Dublin. Lockdown restrictions have pushed the December jobless rate to over 20%.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish economy begins 2021 in a precarious position. Record coronavirus infections and a return to a full-scale lockdown clouds the outlook and lim(...)

File photo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Unemployment is toxic for the property market. When people lose their jobs, they can’t buy houses or pay mortgages. That means fewer transactions, gro(...)

‘New homes construction numbers will surpass 2020 levels and are likely to hit 25,000 units in 2021, with many being bought by long-term investors rather than homeowners.’ File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Marian Finnegan, managing director residential, Sherry FitzGerald 2020 has been a perplexing year in terms of housing. The year began with a notable b(...)

‘One of the biggest and most surprising features of the Irish property market this year has been the surge in demand for properties in the €1m-plus bracket.’

One of the biggest and most surprising features of the Irish property market this year has been the surge in demand for properties in the €1 million-p(...)

More stringent control of house viewings will cut down on tyre-kickers and nosey neighbours. Photograph: iStock

Next week’s phase of lockdown easing will finally see the stalled property market get back to business. Buyers and sellers who have been stuck in a ho(...)

Knight Frank Ireland has predicted that new homes completions in 2020 will be substantially down on the 21,241 units delivered last year

The immediate and devastating impact of Covid-19 on global economies is apparent. What’s harder to fathom is the longer term implications. Anyone hopi(...)

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