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Minister for Housing Simon Coveney was blue in the face fending off criticism that his budget was a one-trick pony . Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The budgetary measures on housing were long anticipated to address affordability, inadequate levels of new homes construction, low housing stock and r(...)

The Construction Industry Federation described measures introduced in the budget as a “significant step towards solving the housing crisis”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Construction Industry Federation: The federation (CIF) has described measures introduced in the budget as a “significant step towards solving the hou(...)

The imposition of property tax, which is still not allowed as an expense to offset tax liabilities, is another cost for landlords. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

With just over a month left to file tax returns for 2015, landlords across the country will be hoping for some reprieve on next year’s preliminary tax(...)

Property tax is not allowed as a tax-deductible expense for landlords. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Landlords across the country could be in line for some tax relief in this year’s budget, amid expectations that the controversial cap on tax-deductib(...)

The Government’s Action Plan for Housing was launched this week

While the Government’s housing plan has been welcomed on all sides, the IPAV is taking a different tack. It is sounding a cautionary note to the Gover(...)

In Dublin the northside accounts for most of the sales growth where transactions grew by 19 per cent last year, mostly accounted for by new homes. Photograph: IStock

1. House sales are down Despite a perceived “pick-up” in the market and increased activity, actual house sales are down by about 10 per cent, and th(...)

Ruth Coppinger: Tax breaks for house building will come with a “social cost”. Photograph: Alan Betson

A “help to buy scheme”, in which the State takes a 20 per cent stake in a new home, should be introduced to help home buyers, an Oireachtas committee(...)

Peter Barrow: a “legend” in his field of aerial photography

Peter Barrow, who died suddenly last weekend, was the “go-to guy” for aerial photography for all the property agents and developers in Ireland for sev(...)

The concept determines a property’s valuation based on a range of factors that attempt to determine value over the longer term rather than current trends at the time of sale

The merits or otherwise of introducing a European property valuation method here will be the topic for discussion at a meeting in Dublin next Wednesda(...)

“The latest figures confirm that the Central Bank borrowing rules have had a dramatic impact on house price inflation in the dearest parts of the country,” said author of the report economist Ronan Lyons.

House prices have started to climb rapidly outside Dublin but fell in the capital between June and September, according to the latest house price repo(...)

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