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Knight Frank Ireland has predicted that new homes completions in 2020 will be substantially down on the 21,241 units delivered last year

The immediate and devastating impact of Covid-19 on global economies is apparent. What’s harder to fathom is the longer term implications. Anyone hopi(...)

The recent jump in unemployment can only be detrimental to the market, DNG said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The coronavirus crisis has effectively applied “a hand brake ” to the Irish property market, halting construction, mortgage approvals and sales, accor(...)

DNG and Sherry FitzGerald have ended physical viewings of properties in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Irish estate agents are promoting virtual viewings of properties in a bid to keep the housing market functioning through the coronavirus crisis. DNG a(...)

Dublin city estate agent Owen Reilly: ‘I’ve had the odd investor on looking for property bargains.’ File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Cancelled viewings, cancelled sales and disappearing tenants – estate agents face an uncertain spring season as the coronavirus takes hold. The countr(...)

Coronavirus measures: Sherry FitzGerald and DNG say Saturday’s viewings will now be by appointment only. Photograph: Moodboard/Brand X/Getty

Two of Ireland’s biggest estate agents have cancelled open viewings this weekend at hundreds of houses for sale in Dublin. Sherry FitzGerald and DNG (...)

First-time buyers Nikki Willis  and Rob Pallin: they   finalised the purchase of a property in Dublin last month

First-time buyers Nikki Willis (26) and Rob Pallin (27) started talking about buying a house about three years ago, but with property prices skyrocket(...)

The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show residential property prices nationally rose by 2.3% in the 12 months to July. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Property prices in Dublin are now falling for the first time in seven years, according to official figures, which show the average cost of a home in t(...)

Dunlin: more than 1,000 homes will lose gardens and parking places under plans to create 230km of expanded bus lanes and 200km of cycle lanes within a decade. Photograph: Alan Betson

Houses affected by the National Transport Authority’s plan to create 16 high-speed bus routes in Dublin could fall in value by a quarter, one property(...)

Real fires are comforting, but wildly inefficient

New building regulations introduced in 2014 have effectively banned the open fire from newly built homes in an attempt to comply with European Union e(...)

Members of the Campaign for Public Housing  protesting  outside the  residential property summit in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Solving the problems in Ireland’s housing market should not be “consumed by short-term measures to deal with the awful problem of homelessness”, the (...)

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