A ‘significant barrier’ to home ownership is saving up a deposit, according to the report.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Nearly half of all counties in the State are unaffordable for first-time buyers on average incomes, as recent property price hikes continue to push ho(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf, the incoming governor of the Central Bank. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg via Getty Images

It is clear that Gabriel Makhlouf, the incoming governor of the Central Bank, will come under pressure from the property industry to relax the regulat(...)

The chairman of the largest Irish estate agency has said it is time to “shout stop” about the Central Bank’s mortgage lending restrictions and has cal(...)

Sherry FitzGerald chairman Mark FitzGerald: he  will speak at the Property Industry Ireland Conference  about the future of the sector. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

MONDAY Indicators: euro zone labour cost index and wage growth (Q1). Meetings: Wind Energy Science Conference (University College Cork); Finance M(...)

It is “irresponsible” of governments not to develop proper systems of trauma care when upgrading road systems, says Prof Mark Fitzgerald, a trauma expert from the Alfred Hospital in Australia. Photograph: Alan Betson

Road users should be taxed to pay for the care of people killed and injured in traffic incidents, a conference on serious trauma injuries will hear on(...)

The judging panel for the Irish Times Business Awards, in association with KPMG, from left: Independent director Mark Ryan; Margot Slattery, country president, Sodexo Ireland; Dr John Hegarty, chairman of The Irish Times Trust; Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland and chairwoman of the judging panel; Caroline Keeling, chief executive of Keelings; Seamus Hand, KPMG managing partner; Martin McVicar, managing director of Combilift, and Ciarán Hancock, business editor at The Irish Times. Photograph: Kieran Harnett

The winners of The Irish Times Business Awards, in association with KPMG, were chosen this week by a panel of judges chaired by Cathriona Hallahan, ma(...)

Sherry FitzGerald sells about 7,000 homes a year and has a 15 per cent share of the market.

Residential estate agent Sherry FitzGerald has appointed Kevin Dufficy as its new chief financial officer. The role has been vacant since Steven McKe(...)

Pictured at the launch of this year’s The Irish Times Business Awards in association with KPMG, were Eimear Moran, media solutions director with the Irish Times; KPMG managing partner Shaun Murphy, and Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland and chair of the judging panel. Photograph: Kieran Harnett

The second edition of The Irish Times Business Awards, in association with KPMG has been launched. This year’s awards ceremony will be held in the Ma(...)

Jack Fagan: Documented all aspects of the commercial property sector’s rise, fall and rise again. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Jack Fagan has retired from his role as commercial property editor of The Irish Times. He held a series of prominent positions within the news, busine(...)

 Mark FitzGerald says the Government and the Oireachtas need to act to increase housing supply.

The continuation of the Central Bank’s restrictions on mortgage borrowing means the Government needs to reduce the rate of VAT on new houses to delive(...)

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