Ronan Lyons

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According to Daft, there were fewer than 18,000 residential properties for sale in the Republic on October 1st, down by a third on the same date last year. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The stock of houses available to buy has hit a 14-year low as asking prices once again started to surge over the summer, according to industry researc(...)

A decade of rising house prices and chronic housing undersupply has bored a hole in Irish politics. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

After a century of relative stasis, Irish politics is realigning and the chief accelerant is housing. The State’s longstanding Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil (...)

Economist Ronan Lyons says the Republic’s population is expected to grow from 4.9m now to between 5.6m and 6.7m by 2051

The State needs to build an additional 1.4 million homes over the next 30 years – equivalent to 49,000 units a year – to cope with the likely increase(...)

The number of properties for rent in Dublin is almost double what it was a year ago, at  close to 3,000. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

The number of homes available for sale at the beginning of August fell to its lowest level in 14 years as the property market stalled in the face of t(...)

The average cost of building a three-bed semi-detached home in Dublin is €371,000 with construction costs accounting for less than half the overall. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

There’s a dreary predictability to reports from the property industry. They tend to say two things. First, there is a pent-up level of demand for hous(...)

The bulk of new homes are needed for smaller households and in locations that are in and near the main cities. Photograph: iStock

As many as 47,000 houses will have to be built each year for the next five years just to meet demand, according to a new report. This is almost twice(...)

Michael Hughes cared for his partner Christine at home in Artane, Dublin for years before her deterioration from Alzheimer’s forced him to seek a plac(...)

The cost of renting a property continued to rise in June. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Rents rose in June while house prices declined, despite a substantial increase in activity in the property market, according to a report from pro(...)

Data from property website shows  sale prices rose by an average of 3.7 per cent in May, in contrast to a 5.5 per cent fall in April. Photograph: iStock

Property prices staged a minor rebound in May having fallen sharply the previous month, while the stock of rental properties available in the month co(...)

Rents fell by 2.1 per cent on average last month compared to March, the biggest one-month decline in over 11 years. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

We’re about to enter a period of falling house prices and rents, combined with a pick-up in supply, the biggest in over a decade. That means more home(...)

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