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Guaranteed Irish House Online Listing Launched

    Guaranteed Irish House Online Listing Launched

The Government has Launched the Guaranteed Irish House online listing, the country’s first national listing of sustainable construction sector businesses based in Ireland. The new initiative by Guaranteed Irish offers

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IKEA appoints modular housing manufacturer, TopHat, to deliver first UK homes

    IKEA appoints modular housing manufacturer, TopHat, to deliver first UK homes

BoKlok UK, the sustainable, quality low-cost home provider, jointly owned by Skanska and IKEA, has announced that it has appointed leading technology-driven modular housing manufacturer TopHat, to help deliver part

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Softer Rise in Construction Activity Amid Storm Disruption

    Softer Rise in Construction Activity Amid Storm Disruption
The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted 50.6 in February, down slightly from 50.9 in January and
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National Construction Summit – 24th March 2020 – The National Arena, Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin

    National Construction Summit – 24th March 2020 – The National Arena, Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin
The annual National Construction Summit is being held on Tuesday, 24th March 2020 at a new venue - the National Arena, Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin. Incorporating a number of
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Continued Rise in Construction Activity as New Order Growth Quickens to Seven-month High

    Continued Rise in Construction Activity as New Order Growth Quickens to Seven-month High
The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted 50.9 in January, above the 50.0 no-change mark for the
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Initiative Ireland to Expand Operations in Ireland and the UK

    Initiative Ireland to Expand Operations in Ireland and the UK
Initiative Ireland, the property finance and impact investment specialist, has announced that it plans to expand operations to fund the construction of  additional energy efficient, social and affordable houses across
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Esri Ireland Helps Waterford City & County Council to Improve Public Services

    Esri Ireland Helps Waterford City & County Council to Improve Public Services
Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), has announced that Waterford City and County Council has implemented Esri’s digital mapping software to help improve the delivery of
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Dramatic Changes For First-time House Buyers Not a Good Trend

    Dramatic Changes For First-time House Buyers Not a Good Trend
The most recent Central Bank Household Credit Market Report reveals the very dramatic changes underway, particularly for first-time buyers (FTBs), according to Brokers Ireland, which represents 1,250 broker firms throughout
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Quintain Launches Irish Subsidiary to Develop More Than 9,000 Homes

    Quintain Launches Irish Subsidiary to Develop More Than 9,000 Homes
Quintain, the London-based developer, has established a subsidiary in Ireland with plans to develop more than 9,000 new homes and 600,000 sq ft of commercial space. The newly incorporated business,
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First Decline in Construction Activity Since August 2013

    First Decline in Construction Activity Since August 2013
The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – fell to 48.3 in September from 53.7 in August and marked
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Continuation of Help-to-Buy Scheme in Budget 2020 Welcomed

    Continuation of Help-to-Buy Scheme in Budget 2020 Welcomed

The continuation of the Help-to-Buy Scheme in the 2020 Budget has been welcomed by Property Industry Ireland, Brokers Ireland, EY Ireland and the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers. Reacting

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Economic Growth Set to Continue in 2020 But Significant Risks on the Horizon

    Economic Growth Set to Continue in 2020 But Significant Risks on the Horizon

The Irish economy looks set to perform robustly in 2019 with the headline GDP rate forecast to increase by 4.9 per cent, according to the Quarterly Economic Commentary for Autumn 2019

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Non-Performing Loans – Still a Long Way to Go and Delays are Costing Borrowers

    Non-Performing Loans – Still a Long Way to Go and Delays are Costing Borrowers

Commenting on the newly published Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) paper on Non-Performing Loans, Brokers Ireland said while it is to be welcomed that the pace of progress to address

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Sustainable Apartment Living For Ireland

    Sustainable Apartment Living For Ireland

A new report on sustainable apartment living in Ireland was launched by the Housing Agency and Clúid Housing. Amongst some of the reports findings and research were that apartment living

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Affordability and Uncertainty Push Irish Property Price Inflation Lower

    Affordability and Uncertainty Push Irish Property Price Inflation Lower

Irish house price inflation eased further to 2.0% in June from 2.6% in July. The annual increase in June is the slowest rise in six years (since the 1.0% increase of June 2013),

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Extend the Strategic Housing Development Scheme – Ibec

    Extend the Strategic Housing Development Scheme – Ibec

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has called for the extension of the Strategic Housing Development scheme. Aidan Sweeney, Ibec Senior Public Sector and Regulatory Executive, said: “Housing is a critical part

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Significant Slowdown in Dublin Housing Market

    Significant Slowdown in Dublin Housing Market

The average ‘sold price’ for houses across Dublin this year is almost identical to last year, indicating that growth in the housing market has slowed down, according to new research

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Biggest Ever Peer to Peer Loan in Ireland Launched

    Biggest Ever Peer to Peer Loan in Ireland Launched

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has launched its biggest loan so far – €750,000 to build two new housing development projects in County Waterford.

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The UK National Construction Expo – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes – 1st May 2019

    The UK National Construction Expo – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes – 1st May 2019

The UK National Construction Expo is being held at the Arena MK, Milton Keynes in England on Wednesday, 1st May 2019. Although British construction activity overall has slowed, chiefly due

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An Overview of the Irish Construction Pipeline

    An Overview of the Irish Construction Pipeline

A traditional barometer of the construction industry environment in Ireland is the number of cranes punctuating the Dublin skyline. “The crane count in Dublin reached a record 123 in March

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National Construction Summit – This Thursday, 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

    National Construction Summit – This Thursday, 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

There is still time left to register to attend the fifth National Construction Summit, which will be held on Thursday, 14th March 2019 at the Citywest Exhibition Centre in Dublin.

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BPFI Figures Point to a Growing Lost Generation

    BPFI Figures Point to a Growing Lost Generation

Commenting on latest Banking and Payments Federation Ireland Housing Market Monitor, Brokers Ireland said it reinforces what is known from several other sources – that major behavioural change is being

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Property Market Grows 8% – Almost Half of Homes Bought With Cash

    Property Market Grows 8% – Almost Half of Homes Bought With Cash

The latest quarterly Consumer Market Monitor (CMM), published by the Marketing Institute of Ireland and UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, shows slow but steady growth in Ireland’s residential property

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Dublin Property Prices to Rise 3.8% in 2019

    Dublin Property Prices to Rise 3.8% in 2019

Dublin estate agents expect property values to rise by an average of 3.8% this year – less than half the

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Major Shift in Irish Housing Construction Needed to Safeguard Future Sustainability of the Sector

    Major Shift in Irish Housing Construction Needed to Safeguard Future Sustainability of the Sector

A major shift in Irish construction practices is urgently required to safeguard the sustainability of the sector into the future,

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Affordable Housing Scheme Needed For First Time Buyers

    Affordable Housing Scheme Needed For First Time Buyers

The effects of the Central Bank Lending Rules are now clearly showing in Ireland’s property prices. Since the measures were

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Dublin Housing Crisis Restricts Employers’ Ability to Recruit

    Dublin Housing Crisis Restricts Employers’ Ability to Recruit

New research commissioned by specialist regeneration and property developer U+I shows that Dublin’s housing crisis is seriously hampering business’ efforts

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Glenveagh Properties is Ahead of Schedule

    Glenveagh Properties is Ahead of Schedule

Glenveagh Properties, a leading Irish homebuilder listed on Euronext Dublin and the London Stock Exchange, has reported revenue of €1.3

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Northern Ireland Housing Market Continues to Perform Strongly

    Northern Ireland Housing Market Continues to Perform Strongly

The latest Quarterly House Price Index report from Ulster University reveals a relatively healthy housing market with strong but sustainable

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Call For Reduction in Stamp Duty For First-time Buyers

    Call For Reduction in Stamp Duty For First-time Buyers

A call for stamp duty to revert to 2pc to enable more aspiring first-time buyers acquire once off sites to

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Dublin’s First Major Cost Rental Development

    Dublin’s First Major Cost Rental Development

A Dublin City Council-owned site at Emmet Road in Inchicore, has been selected as the location for Dublin’s first major

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First Phase of the Regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens Gets Underway in Dublin

    First Phase of the Regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens Gets Underway in Dublin

Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government; Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform;

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Home For Life is a New Participant in the Mortgage to Rent Scheme

    Home For Life is a New Participant in the Mortgage to Rent Scheme

The Government has welcomed Home For Life Ltd as a new participant in the Mortgage to Rent [MTR] scheme, where

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New Requirements Introduced to Provide Additional Transparency and Facilitate Mortgage Switching

    New Requirements Introduced to Provide Additional Transparency and Facilitate Mortgage Switching

Following a public consultation process, the Central Bank is introducing changes to the Consumer Protection Code 2012 to help consumers

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Major New Report on Housing Outlines Policy Actions to Boost Affordability and Supply

    Major New Report on Housing Outlines Policy Actions to Boost Affordability and Supply

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has launched a new national campaign – Better Lives, Better Business championing new policies across

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Residential Property Prices Rise by 13.0% in Year to April

    Residential Property Prices Rise by 13.0% in Year to April

In the year to April, residential property prices at national level increased by 13.0%, according to the latest CSO figures.

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Housing Market Failing Younger Generations, Says First Woman President of IPAV

    Housing Market Failing Younger Generations, Says First Woman President of IPAV

The current housing market is failing our younger generations, according to Ella Dunphy (pictured) of DNG, who recently became the

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Brokers Ireland Warns of Financial Impact of Inability to Buy Homes at Affordable Prices

    Brokers Ireland Warns of Financial Impact of Inability to Buy Homes at Affordable Prices

Responding to the latest CSO house price figures indicating continuing house price growth of 12.1% in the year to March

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Hardware Sector Set For Strong Growth as Economy Expands and Housebuilding Recovers

    Hardware Sector Set For Strong Growth as Economy Expands and Housebuilding Recovers

Ireland’s robust economic performance coupled with the ongoing recovery in the housebuilding sector are driving strong growth in the hardware

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The Economic Picture and Construction

    The Economic Picture and Construction

“The Irish economy is firmly back on its feet,” according to Loretta O’Sullivan, Group Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland.

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No Single Solution to the Imbalance in the Housing Market

    No Single Solution to the Imbalance in the Housing Market

“How do you intervene in a market that is out of balance? We have a lot of policies but implementation

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National Construction Summit 2018 – Ireland is Building Again, Says Housing Minister

    National Construction Summit 2018 – Ireland is Building Again, Says Housing Minister

By 2040 the population of the Republic of Ireland will have reached 6 million, according to Eoghan Murphy TD, the

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A Plan For Affordable Housing

    A Plan For Affordable Housing

“All housing, not just for first time buyers, needs to be affordable. This means lower prices in Dublin and surrounding

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The National Construction Summit 2018 Opens This Wednesday, 2nd May, at Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin – Register Now

    The National Construction Summit 2018 Opens This Wednesday, 2nd May, at Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin – Register Now

Time is running out to register to attend the 2018 National Construction Summit being held this Wednesday (2nd May) at

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Economic Déjà Vu as Market Positivity Overshadows Ireland’s Vulnerability?

    Economic Déjà Vu  as Market Positivity Overshadows Ireland’s Vulnerability?

In the latest Friends First Economic Outlook report, Friends First Chief Economist, Jim Power, has warned of the potential dangers

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Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to Open National Construction Summit – 2nd May, 2018 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

    Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to Open National Construction Summit – 2nd May, 2018 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

Eoghan Murphy TD, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, will make the opening address at the 2018 National

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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Provides Over €742 Million For Future Development

    Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Provides Over €742 Million For Future Development

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has agreed a Capital Expenditure Programme of over €742 million. The Three Year Capital Programme 2018-2020

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Progress on Actions to Address Unfinished Housing Developments

    Progress on Actions to Address Unfinished Housing Developments

The Government has published the sixth annual progress report and seventh housing survey on tackling the issue of unfinished housing

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BPFI Mortgage Figures – Trend in Right Direction But Supply is Primary Impediment

    BPFI Mortgage Figures – Trend in Right Direction But Supply is Primary Impediment

The latest Banking and Payments Federation Ireland figures showing very steady improvement in mortgage lending is to be welcomed but

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Four Times More New Houses Need to be Built in 2018 Compared to Last Year

    Four Times More New Houses Need to be Built in 2018 Compared to Last Year

Initiative Ireland, headquartered at NovaUCD, has launched a new annual housing report, entitled Housing 2031. The report was commissioned to provide

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Development of Second-tier Cities Key to Sustainable Economic Growth

    Development of Second-tier Cities Key to Sustainable Economic Growth

Policies should aim to rebalance growth by encouraging regional development led by a small number of large urban centres outside

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Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Introduced

    Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Introduced

The Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan, a new Government-backed mortgage for first-time buyers, will be available nationwide from local authorities from

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Review Confirms Core Elements of Mortgage Measures Remain Unchanged

    Review Confirms Core Elements of Mortgage Measures Remain Unchanged

The outcome of the annual review of the residential mortgage measures has been published by the Central Bank of Ireland.

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House Prices Could Rise By 20% From 2017 to 2020

    House Prices Could Rise By 20% From 2017 to 2020

New ESRI research analyses a number of demographic and economic factors to forecast trends in house prices. The research finds

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Rents in Dublin grew by 3.3% in Quarter 2 2017

    Rents in Dublin grew by 3.3% in Quarter 2 2017

According to the Residential Tenancies Board, private sector rents grew 6.6% in the year end to the end of June this

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200 additional emergency beds to be in place in Dublin by December 2017

    200 additional emergency beds to be in place in Dublin by December 2017

Minister Eoghan Murphy has announced the following outcomes on homelessness arising from the first phase of his review of Rebuilding

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Moves to restrict student housing must be opposed – Ibec

Ibec has called on Government to oppose and prevent measures under consideration by Dublin City Council to restrict student accommodation.

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