The number of construction notices for new housing reached 8,000 in 2015, up 19 per cent on the previous year, according to a report from Property Ind(...)

The cranes may be back on the Dublin skyline, but will it mean more residential units for sale? Photograph: Alan Betson

Last June, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly sent what now seems like a subtle warning to Dublin City Council, telling it not to put any “unreas(...)

Last month, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly issued Planning Guidelines on Design Standards for New Apartments that reduced the minimum size of apartments that could be built in Dublin and elsewhere. File photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

Property industry representatives and planners have said they urged the Department of the Environment to test new rules on apartment sizes six months (...)

If we have learned anything, it’s that the one-size-fits-all approach to housing simply doesn’t work. Photograph: Thinkstock

Dublin City Council’s run-it-up-the-flagpole-and- see-how-it-flies notion to boost new homes development by relaxing building regulations for one-b(...)

A plasterer at work. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Just over half the minimum number of new homes needed to meet demand in Dublin city and county last year were built, according to new figures from th(...)

It could take a married couple of teachers almost five years to save a 20 per cent deposit to purchase ahome valued at €241,000 under the Central Bank’s proposed mortgage lending rules.

Mortgage insurance, stress tests, a freeze on current lending practices and a longer lead-in time are some of the suggestions being proposed as an alt(...)

New Central Bank rules for mortgage lending should be introduced on a graduated basis, Property Industry Ireland  has recommended. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A key property industry lobby group has urged the Central Bank of Ireland to modify proposed new rules for mortgage lending. In a submissi(...)

The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, announced today that from January, he will abolish the 80 per cent windfall rate, and profits from such deals will now be taxed at the standard capital gains charge of 33 per cent. File Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government plans to drop the windfall tax on profits from the sale of rezoned land under measures announced in Budget 2015. Currently, gains on la(...)

  The period where IPO investors are prepared to buy into “blind pool” real estate investment trusts (reits), or trusts that have yet to r(...)

Aidan O’Hogan: ‘Potentially serious problem of undersupply emerging’

A “potentially serious problem of undersupply” is emerging in areas of the property market and the position is not likely to change until new developm(...)

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