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The US recorded its fastest rate of annual house price growth since 2005 in the first quarter of this year. Photograph: iStock

Rising prices, insufficient supply, bidding wars. The current state of the housing market is not solely an Irish problem. As the United States emerges(...)

Housing market: in Cos Roscommon, Donegal, Cavan, Sligo and Leitrim, prices are still at least 40 per cent off their boom-era highs. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

What’s that they say about investment products? “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.” When it comes to the Irish property market, it m(...)

Brexit could prompt wealthy Chinese citizens to invest up to €65 million extra in the Republic. Photograph: Greg Baker/AP Photo

Brexit could prompt wealthy Chinese citizens to invest up to €65 million extra in the Republic under the Government’s cash for visas scheme, experts c(...)

Ballinacurra, the  Georgian estate  for sale for €6.35m with Knight Frank

For many people the word “estate” means nice culs-de-sac of houses with front lawns where children learn to kick a ball together. However, at Ballinac(...)

Expats normally make up about 5% to 7%  of the Irish market, but in recent months this has jumped to 25%. Photograph: Getty Images

Covid-19 has aggravated Ireland’s property woes. It has halted construction twice, limiting the supply of new homes which was already lagging demand b(...)

Lydia Jones, founder of Housemates

A newly launched portal, housemates.io, aimed at students renting rooms is making the booking process for student accommodation as simple as bagging a(...)

‘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(...)

Just 83,000sq ft  of office space was let in the second quarter of this year, the period when  the lockdown was most severe. Photograph: Getty Images

Office rentals in Dublin halved in the opening six months of the year as Covid-19 forced workers to stay at home, figures released on Monday show. Ju(...)

The pandemic’s impact has eclipsed problems – including an income squeeze from low interest rates, concerns over Brexit and a dysfunctional housing market – that had long had Irish bank shares trading at a discount to European peers.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On Saturday, March 14th, two days after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced the closure of schools and called for outdoor mass gatherings to be cancelled(...)

A man dressed as a ghost in Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II mall. Photograph: Miguel Media / AFP.

Image of the week: Ghost in the mall In central Milan, shoppers have been unusually hard to spot of late. In the deserted Galleria Vittorio Emanuele (...)

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