Ronan Lyons

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The survey shows that it can now be cheaper to buy rather than rent

Average rents in Dublin are likely to hit about €2,500 a month before the market starts to taper, a new survey shows. According to the report, Dublin(...)

House prices rose in November by 11.6% year on year – down from 12.1% the previous month – according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Attempting to make space on my phone last week, I came across a text to my mother from last January, linking to a ad for a house my partner (...)

“The younger generation always seem to lose in this housing lottery.” Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

New year, same old story. The latest predictions are for the housing squeeze to intensify during 2018, with prices rising further, well ahead of likel(...)

Prices have risen to less than 10% below their 2007 peak in some urban areas.

House prices nationwide have risen by an average of almost 50 per cent since their lowest point five years ago and are expected to increase again in 2(...)

House prices were most modest along the Luas Cross City line, with the city centre section from Dawson Street to Westmoreland commanding the highest prices. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Residential property prices along the new Luas Cross City line have risen at more than twice the rate of homes along other Dublin rail lines(...)

“When house prices are rising at 12-13 per cent per annum at the same time as earnings are rising at 2-3 per cent, the dangers are pretty clear.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Is history repeating itself? Or is it different this time? The most important part of the title of the new ESRI paper entitled Irish House Prices: Déj(...)

Affordability data suggests that single buyers in particular face a squeeze in Dublin, with mortgage repayments now often taking well over a third of an average disposable income.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The most important part of the title of the new ESRI paper entitled Irish house prices: Deja vu all over again? is the question mark at the end. Pro(...)

Prof Ronan Lyons, the author of the report, said those who campaign for improved housing outcomes – from fewer people homeless to better standards in rental accommodation – “need to realise that the solution to all these is more supply”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The cost of renting a home in the Republic has climbed by more than 11 per cent over the last 12 months with the increases recorded in Dublin even hig(...)

The latest property report shows the housing market should record double-digit price growth for 2017 and into 2018 based on healthy demand generated by Ireland’s fast-growing economy. Photograph: iStock

The head of a major US multinational which employs more than 2,000 people in Dublin told me a year ago that the cost and scarcity of renting an apartm(...)

Homes at number 13 are typically €4,335 cheaper than the average Irish property, according to Photograph: iStock

Although superstition dictates that Friday the 13th, and even the number 13, can be unlucky for some, for property buyers there might be value in suc(...)

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