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Simon Coveney at the launch of the Government’s housing plan. It is irrational to believe Help-To-Buy will stimulate supply if it does not first drive up prices.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

In terms of housing policy, Ireland has been poorly served by successive governments. Until recently, however, the incoming administration appeared to(...)

Snowflake generation? To save the €50,000-plus deposit needed to buy  an average new home in Dublin, about  16,000 cappuccinos would have to be forgone. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

What is the Irish equivalent of avocado on toast for brunch? A daily diet of cappuccinos maybe? Or a satellite-TV subscription? Or a night out every F(...)

The cost of renting a home countrywide jumped by almost 10 per cent in the 12 months to the end of July with rents in Dublin reaching record levels. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The cost of renting a home in the Republic could increase by as much as 25 per cent over the next two years because of a shortage of supply and the di(...)

“House-buyers will be no better off because of this scheme – prices will just increase to offset the tax rebate”

The new help-to-buy scheme for first-time house-buyers will make housing less affordable, according to a leading estate agency. The measure provides(...)

A price increase of 7.74 per cent in the year to March 2016 saw Ireland take its place as the sixth fastest growing market in the world behind Turkey (Istanbul 19.05%); China (Shanghai 16.64%); Sweden (12.1%); Romania (11.55%) and Qatar (9.27%).

Irish house price growth may have stalled of late, but new figures show that Ireland was nonetheless one of the fastest growing markets in the world (...)

Illustration by Modelworks of the  proposed  redevelopment of Fitzwilton House overlooking  the Grand Canal in Dublin

Irish property fund Iput plc has received planning permission from Dublin City Council for the €45 million redevelopment of Fitzwilton House on the G(...)

House prices in Dublin are now 33.1 per cent lower than at their highest level in early 2007 while apartments in the capital are 41.5 per cent lower than they were at the peak of the boom.

The average cost of buying a home in the Republic climbed by 7.1 per cent in the 12 months to the end of April, new figures from the Central Statistic(...)

The mortgage lending rules brought in last year have polarised opinion. Proponents argue that a credit bubble wrecked our economy in 2008 and that len(...)

Artists’ impressions of the latest plans for the pedestrianisation of College Green in Dublin.

Dublin City Council’s plan to create a piazza in front of Bank of Ireland on College Green – effectively blocking traffic from moving through the area(...)

Andrew Smyth joined Savills in 2013 and is now responsible for the firm’s internal and external communications

Andrew Smyth has been appointed head communications at Savills Ireland. Smyth joined Savills as PR manager in 2013 and he is now responsible for the (...)

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