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First-time buyers Nikki Willis  and Rob Pallin: they   finalised the purchase of a property in Dublin last month

First-time buyers Nikki Willis (26) and Rob Pallin (27) started talking about buying a house about three years ago, but with property prices skyrocket(...)

The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show residential property prices nationally rose by 2.3% in the 12 months to July. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Property prices in Dublin are now falling for the first time in seven years, according to official figures, which show the average cost of a home in t(...)

Dunlin: more than 1,000 homes will lose gardens and parking places under plans to create 230km of expanded bus lanes and 200km of cycle lanes within a decade. Photograph: Alan Betson

Houses affected by the National Transport Authority’s plan to create 16 high-speed bus routes in Dublin could fall in value by a quarter, one property(...)

Real fires are comforting, but wildly inefficient

New building regulations introduced in 2014 have effectively banned the open fire from newly built homes in an attempt to comply with European Union e(...)

Members of the Campaign for Public Housing  protesting  outside the  residential property summit in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Solving the problems in Ireland’s housing market should not be “consumed by short-term measures to deal with the awful problem of homelessness”, the (...)

“What’s actually happened is that people have had to stay out of the home ownership market due to difficulties in getting a mortgage, meaning pressure on the rental market has intensified.” File photograph: Getty Images

They’ve been singled out as playing havoc with the Central Bank’s efforts to put some manners on the housing market. Earlier this month, governor Phi(...)

Construction workers lay bricks on the Cairn Homes  Marianella residential construction site in Dublin. Speculation is mounting that the new Housing Minister is set to scrap the Help to Buy scheme, which offers an incentive to help first time buyers get on the property ladder. (Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

Speculation is mounting that the new Minister for Housing is set to scrap the Help to Buy scheme, which offers an incentive to help first time buyers (...)

A large crowd queues outside  an apartment block on Northumberland Road ahead of a viewing. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pat (66) has been a residential landlord all his life, but he’d prefer if his full name wasn’t published by The Irish Times. “Do you know the opprobri(...)

The Workplace Relations’ Commission  ordered an estate agent to pay the equivalent of two months’ rent to a  woman after telling her that the landlord was looking for a couple for the property. Photograph: Alan Betson

Landlords are often “blissfully unaware” of anti-discrimination legislation when it comes to renting property, it has been claimed. A letting agent (...)

Supply-side plans: Construction costs such as levies and tax take  need to be addressed if major apartment schemes are to become viable in 2017. Illustration: Getty

Marian Finnegan, Chief economist, Sherry FitzGerald New dwelling sales encouragingly increased during the second quarter, totalling about 2,400 i(...)

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