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House prices are set for a soft landing - again - S&P says.

Irish house prices, along with housing markets elsewhere in Europe, are heading for a “soft landing” ratings agency S&P said on Monday. But a soft(...)

McAvoy Group managing director Eugene Lynch (left) said the company is expanding capacity.

Offsite construction specialist McAvoy Group, which says it can reduce building times by half, is to enter the residential property market in the Repu(...)

Glenveagh Properties co-founder and chief executive Justin Bickle at the conpany’s maiden AGM in June. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Recently floated builder Glenveagh Properties has spent €479 million buying land for house construction since it launched on the Irish stock market la(...)

A report by the Economist in 2017 found New Zealand had the most unaffordable house prices in the world. Photograph: Mark Coote/Bloomberg

The New Zealand government has banned the sale of existing homes to foreign buyers, saying New Zealanders were sick of being “tenants in our own land”(...)

Ceadogán Rugs: traditional craftsmanship meets contemporary design 2:51

Husband and wife Denis Kenny and Fiona Gilboy have run Ceadogán Rugs for 25 years from their rural Co. Wexford base. The company makes unique rugs and(...)

Glin Castle is taken off the market 3:37

Glin Castle in Co Limerick, the celebrated home of the late Knight of Glin, has been removed from the market. The historic castle was placed for sale(...)

Raking and making: meet a master thatcher 3:03

Kyran O’Grady is a master thatcher based in Wicklow. A specialist in reed thatching, he harvests his own reed and has worked on some of the most prest(...)

The Wizard of Oz: designer transforms €2.75 million Ballsbridge home 4:29

76 Merrion Rd, Ballsbridge has been spectacularly refurbished by internationally renowned interior designer Karen Barrett Baral. Combining Edwardian e(...)

Rabbitte defends property tax exemptions

Minister Pat Rabbitte comments on the exemption of some houses from liability from the property tax. While 43,000 houses were exempt from the €100 hou(...)