Mr Maccoille

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The Davy study suggests  house-price inflation has slowed as a result of the Central Bank’s mortgage-lending rules but that demand pressure in the market has transferred to the rental sector. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Institutional investors or so-called “cuckoo funds” are not the prime drivers of high rents in Ireland and may be key to unlocking further housing sup(...)

‘The current slowdown in price inflation is largely due to the Central Bank’s lending rules and stretched affordability.’ Photograph: Frank Miller

Property price growth has slowed to its lowest level in five years, according to a report from Davy and property website myhome.ie, which is owned by (...)

‘We still expect Irish house prices nationally to rise by 4 per cent in 2019.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Unrealistic asking prices alongside the Central Bank’s lending rules are causing property at the higher end of the house market to flatten, a report f(...)

Total taxes collected in January and February came to €8.106bn, while the government’s non-tax revenues for the period were €1.36bn

The exchequer collected just more than €8.1 billion in taxes in the first two months of the year, an increase of €293 million or 3.7 per cent on the s(...)

MyHome.ie’s latest figures indicate that  housebuilding in Ireland is increasing. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Strong demand and rising wages will drive up house prices by 5 per cent this year, assuming Brexit uncertainty is resolved, according to the latest fi(...)

Davy chief economist Conall MacCoille

The Government is using “buoyant tax revenues to fund exuberant spending increases in the budget”, according to one of the State’s leading economists.(...)

Davy forecast the mortgage market could reach €9 billion by the end of 2018. Photograph: iStock

Residential property transactions are up 25 per cent and could reach €9 billion by the end of 2018, according to estimates compiled by Davy. Based on(...)

In Dublin, where the housing squeeze is tightest, stock rose 25 per cent to 5,000 homes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Central Bank lending limits are cooling the rate at which house prices are rising, according to the Myhome.ie/Davy second quarterly property report fo(...)

Davy expects consumer spending to bounce back this year, rising by 3.2 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s gross domestic product (GDP) will grow at a greater rate than expected, consumer spending will accelerate and new mortgage lending will incr(...)

MyHome.ie’s report noted that the slowdown in inflation in Dublin was evident in more expensive areas and property types

House prices nationally are continuing to rise but at a slower rate due to tighter bank lending and “stretched affordability in Dublin”, according to (...)

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