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Construction Activity Declines at Fastest Pace Since June 2013

    Construction Activity Declines at Fastest Pace Since June 2013

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – fell to 46.2 in October from 48.3 in September. The rate

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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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Planning is Not the Roadblock to Housing Delivery

    Planning is Not the Roadblock to Housing Delivery

“Planning is not the roadblock to housing delivery,” according to Joe Corr, President of the Irish Planning Institute (IPI), the professional body representing planners in Ireland. Speaking at the IPI’s

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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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€75 Million Lusk Village Quarter Launched

    €75 Million Lusk Village Quarter Launched

McGarrell Reilly, the privately-owned property group specialising in high quality residential and commercial developments mainly in Ireland, has launched plans for the new €75 million Lusk Village Quarter in Lusk, County

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RIAI Conference 2019 – October 4th & 5th – RDS, Dublin

    RIAI Conference 2019 – October 4th & 5th – RDS, Dublin

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, and RIAI President David Browne will open the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Conference 2019, at the RDS,

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Extension of the Help to Buy Scheme Key to Solving Housing Crisis

    Extension of the Help to Buy Scheme Key to Solving Housing Crisis

CIF is calling for an extension of the Help to Buy scheme as a top priority in their recent Pre-Budget 2020 Submission. Many house builders have reported that between 40%

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Solid Rise in Construction Activity, But New Order Growth Slows to Four-and-a-half Year Low

    Solid Rise in Construction Activity, But New Order Growth Slows to Four-and-a-half Year Low

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – rose to 53.7 in August from 51.4 in July. This marked

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Tuath Housing Set to Finalise €118 Million Low-Interest Financing Deal

    Tuath Housing Set to Finalise €118 Million Low-Interest Financing Deal

Ireland’s fastest growing Approved Housing Body plans to capitalise on the current ‘lower for longer’ interest rate environment to accelerate its planned delivery programme of 2,000 social homes by end 2022. Tuath Housing Association currently manages 5,000 social homes across Ireland with plans to scale to 7,000 homes in the next three years. The Housing Finance

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RIAI Priorities For Budget 2020 Include Housing, Environment and Better Use of Public Funds

    RIAI Priorities For Budget 2020 Include Housing, Environment and Better Use of Public Funds

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland has called upon the Government to use Budget 2020 to address serious social issues including the on-going housing crisis, Ireland’s response to

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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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Increases in New Dwellings Still Short of Requirements

    Increases in New Dwellings Still Short of Requirements

Commenting on the latest CSO New Dwelling Completions for Quarter 2, 2019, IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers, said the continuing and welcome increase in the number of

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BSI Establishes New Framework For Installation of Energy Efficiency Measures in Existing Dwellings

    BSI Establishes New Framework For Installation of Energy Efficiency Measures in Existing Dwellings

Introducing energy efficiency measures into buildings brings benefits and savings, namely the reduction in energy bills and carbon emissions resulting from e.g. better insulation, windows, or a more efficient gas

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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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Lagan Investment’s Acquires Majority Stake in GB Business

    Lagan Investment’s Acquires Majority Stake in GB Business

Lagan Investments, the investment vehicle formed following the sale of Kevin Lagan’s building materials business to Breedon in 2018, has acquired a majority stake in Frame-Tech Structures Ltd, a manufacturer

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Next Generation of Sustainable Social Housing in Kerry

    Next Generation of Sustainable Social Housing in Kerry

Clúid Housing, in partnership with Kerry County Council, Rebuilding Ireland and Kerry-based Thermohouse Ltd, the leading Irish low energy building system manufacturer and installer, have commenced the second stage of construction

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PropertyBridges.com Announces New Investment Partnerships With Lagan Investments and Enterprise Ireland

    PropertyBridges.com Announces New Investment Partnerships With Lagan Investments and Enterprise Ireland

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s peer to peer lender to the property sector, has announced that it is bringing on further investment partnerships with Lagan Investments Ltd and Enterprise Ireland. Lagan Investments Ltd is

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€1 Billion Investment Plan For 4,500 New Homes in South Dublin

    €1 Billion Investment Plan For 4,500 New Homes in South Dublin

South Dublin County Council have considered proposals that could deliver up to 4,500 new homes to the area. The total investment envisaged under the ambitious housing plan is in excess

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The Vienna Model of Public Housing Exhibition Returns For Second Showing in Dublin

    The Vienna Model of Public Housing Exhibition Returns For Second Showing in Dublin

The internationally regarded Vienna Model of Housing is returning for a second period of exhibition in Dublin’s Civic Offices, Wood Quay from, Monday 1st July until Friday 26th July. Organised by Dublin City

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Nearly Half of All Counties in Ireland Unaffordable For First Time Buyers

    Nearly Half of All Counties in Ireland Unaffordable For First Time Buyers

A new report issued by EY-DKM Economic Advisory, confirms that nearly half of all counties (46%) in the Republic of Ireland are now unaffordable for first-time buyers on an average

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Level of New Dwellings Transacted is “Paltry”

    Level of New Dwellings Transacted is “Paltry”

Responding to the CSO Residential Property Price Index for April, Brokers Ireland said the low level of new dwellings being

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Focus Ireland’s New 31-unit Social Housing Development Opened

    Focus Ireland’s New 31-unit Social Housing Development Opened

The Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy has officially opened Focus Ireland’s new 31-unit social housing development built by Duggan Brothers.

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Over 10,000 Workers Joined the Irish Construction Workforce in 2018

    Over 10,000 Workers Joined the Irish Construction Workforce in 2018

A new report from the CIF shows that 10,600 extra workers joined the construction workforce in 2018, up 8% year

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Housing Development in Limerick Awarded RIAI Silver Medal For Housing

    Housing Development in Limerick Awarded RIAI Silver Medal For Housing

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has announced the winner of the RIAI Silver Medal for Housing,

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Kingspan Powers Behind OFTEC’s Call For Homeowners to Choose Double-Skinned ‘Bunded’ Tanks

    Kingspan Powers Behind OFTEC’s Call For Homeowners to Choose Double-Skinned ‘Bunded’ Tanks

As one of Ireland’s most established oil tank manufacturers, Kingspan is fully behind OFTEC’s Bunded campaign which has been created

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Fundamental Issues Remain Unresolved in Tackling Housing Crisis

    Fundamental Issues Remain Unresolved in Tackling Housing Crisis

Responding to the Daft.ie Rent Report for Quarter 1 2019, IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers, said there are two

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Funding and Regulatory Obstacles Frustrating Delivery of Social and Affordable Housing

    Funding and Regulatory Obstacles Frustrating Delivery of Social and Affordable Housing

The Housing Alliance, a collaboration of six of Ireland’s largest Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs), has launched its new campaign, ‘More Social and

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€700,000 Peer to Peer Finance Raised in Just 5 Days For Waterford Housing Development

    €700,000 Peer to Peer Finance Raised in Just 5 Days For Waterford Housing Development

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has filled its biggest loan so far – €700,000

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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

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Funding to Build Two New Housing Developments in Waterford

    Funding to Build Two New Housing Developments in Waterford

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has launched its biggest loan so far – €750,000

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Over a Third of Construction Companies Recently Hired an Irish Worker Returning From Abroad

    Over a Third of Construction Companies Recently Hired an Irish Worker Returning From Abroad

37% of Irish construction companies recently hired Irish workers returning from living and working abroad, according to recent survey findings.

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Planning Permission For 913 Residential Units in Dunshaughlin, County Meath

    Planning Permission For 913 Residential Units in Dunshaughlin, County Meath

Gem Group has welcomed the approval of planning permission by An Bord Pleanála for a Strategic Housing Development (SHD) at

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89% of House Hunters Have Under €300,000 to Spend on a New Home

    89% of House Hunters Have Under €300,000 to Spend on a New Home

A new house, a central location, good transport links and a back garden are the top four ‘must have’ features

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Ballymun’s Potential as a European Leader in Housing

    Ballymun’s Potential as a European Leader in Housing

Planning and housing experts have examined Ballymun’s potential as a European leader for innovative housing development, as part of the

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Insight into Changes Facing the Dublin Housing System

    Insight into Changes Facing the Dublin Housing System

Early insights from a new study into the anticipated demographic  and migration changes facing Dublin’s housing system in the next 3

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Pioneering Vienna Model of Public Housing Exhibits Across Dublin

    Pioneering Vienna Model of Public Housing Exhibits Across Dublin

The pioneering Vienna Model of Housing will be showcased in a month long exhibition running from Monday 1st to Thursday 25th April

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Construction to Start For First Stage of National Social Housing Programme

    Construction to Start For First Stage of National Social Housing Programme

534 new homes will be built in Dublin, Louth, Wicklow and Kildare in the first phase of Ireland’s first social

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CSO House Prices – Young People Forced to Miss Normal Financial Milestones

    CSO House Prices – Young People Forced to Miss Normal Financial Milestones

Responding to the CSO Residential Property Price Index for January showing yet further slowing in the rate of house price

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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

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BPFI Figures Point to a Growing Lost Generation

    BPFI Figures Point to a Growing Lost Generation

Commenting on the latest Banking and Payments Federation Ireland Housing Market Monitor, Brokers Ireland said it reinforces what is known

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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,

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Progress on Tuath’s Social Housing Development in Dundalk

    Progress on Tuath’s Social Housing Development in Dundalk

Dundoogan, Haynestown is a planned 1100 home development, 112 of which Tuath Housing is acquiring for social housing in collaboration

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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

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Housing Construction Activity in Fingal Rose in 2018 With 2,140 Homes Completed

    Housing Construction Activity in Fingal Rose in 2018 With 2,140 Homes Completed

Fingal County Council has welcomed the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office which show that 2,140 homes were completed

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Structural Problems Still Haunt Property Market

    Structural Problems Still Haunt Property Market

Commenting on the latest CSO New Dwelling Completions, IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers, said while going in

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Cairn Homes in New Joint Development With NAMA

    Cairn Homes in New Joint Development With NAMA

Cairn Homes plc, the leading Irish homebuilding company, has announced the signing of an investment venture agreement with the National

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BAM Acquires Stake in Irish Modular Homes Specialist

    BAM Acquires Stake in Irish Modular Homes Specialist

BAM has acquired a stake in leading modular homes provider Modern Homes Ireland (MHI). MHI constructs quality assured steel-framed homes

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CSO House Price Index – Level of New Dwellings Sold is Low

    CSO House Price Index – Level of New Dwellings Sold is Low

Commenting on the CSO Residential Property Price Index for November, IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers, said it

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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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Burkeway Homes Purchases Residential Site in Galway City Centre

    Burkeway Homes Purchases Residential Site in Galway City Centre

Following on from a strong year in 2018, this year will see even more activity for leading Galway property developers,

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Avondale Heights Social Housing Development Launched in Wicklow

    Avondale Heights Social Housing Development Launched in Wicklow

20 families have received an early Christmas present of a new home following the official opening of a new social housing

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NSAI Publishes Protocol to Assess Homes Suspected of Being Affected by Mica or Pyrite

    NSAI Publishes Protocol to Assess Homes Suspected of Being Affected by Mica or Pyrite

The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) has published a standard protocol called I.S. 465. This protocol will be used

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FastHouse Could Deliver up to 40 New Houses a Month

    FastHouse Could Deliver up to 40 New Houses a Month

A Derry-based construction company says it could deliver 30 to 40 new builds per month to the Irish housing market.

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Six New Social Housing Units in Mooncoin, County Kilkenny

    Six New Social Housing Units in Mooncoin, County Kilkenny

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s new peer to peer lender to the Property Development marketplace, is about to launch its first loans on

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Burkeway Homes Granted Planning For 197 Residential Units in Galway

    Burkeway Homes Granted Planning For 197 Residential Units in Galway

One of Ireland’s Leading Property Developers, Burkeway Homes, has been granted planning permission for a new 197-unit residential development. This

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