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# Property

Last month
November 2023
WeWork's expensive gamble is summed up by its plans in Dublin's Central Plaza
The US firm is deep in crisis, with reports earlier this week revealing it intends to file for bankruptcy.
This year
Opinion: It's time we grasped the nettle and taxed those hoarding property in Ireland
Economist Ciarán Casey pushes back against the argument that it’s acceptible to allow so much property to go derelict.
Debunked: Video alleging fraud cites baseless claims about Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s assets
Properties in Israel, Miami and near the Sherlock Holmes home in London are cited in attempts to discredit the Ukrainian president
House prices falling in Dublin but rising in the rest of the country
New figures from the CSO show that property prices in the capital fell in the last 12 months.
Why Ireland’s biggest private landlord is struggling - despite average rents of €1,800 a month
The short answer: interest rates.
Almost one in 20 dwellings in Ireland were vacant in last three months of 2021
Leitrim was the Local Authority with the highest vacancy rate at 10.6% in Q4 2021, while South Dublin had the lowest at 1.%.
Fine Gael TD Damien English resigns as junior minister after reports about property ownership
English confirmed that he failed to inform Meath County Council about ownership of a house in Castlemartin.
'Cool off' in housing demand predicted as prices fall in final quarter of 2022
The average listed price nationwide in the final quarter stood at €309,941, which represents a 0.4% fall from the previous quarter.
Last year
Dublin property price ceilings under First Home Scheme to increase to €475,000
A report by
Christina Finn
Maximum property price ceilings are to increase from 1 January.
Maximum property price ceilings under the First Home Scheme for every county are to increase on 1 January, Political Correspondent Christina Finn reports.
Price caps for Dublin City; Cork City; Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, and South Dublin are to increase from €450,000 to €475,000.
Since its launch in July, 2,400 people have registered under the scheme.
Rory Hearne: The housing game is rigged and it's time we called it out
Housing minister welcomes mortgage rule change but concerns raised about house price increases
Extract: 'Governments made decisions that led to your housing situation - you are not to blame'
Housing expert Dr Rory Hearne shares an extract from his new book ”Gaffs’ released this week.
FactFind: How many current TDs own houses that they rent out?
Some TDs who had residential tenants let did not declare the rental income
There are 160 TDs in the Dáil - but it isn't entirely straightforward to find out which of them also derive an income from renting houses.
An analysis by The Journal sought to find out, using the Dáil register of interests and by contacting individual TDs.
Robert Troy says he didn't do his 'due diligence' on members' interests returns
‘I can only admit I got it wrong, I’m embarrassed at how wrong I got it,’ Troy said.
Taoiseach: Robert Troy's errors in declaring interests a ‘misunderstanding’
Junior Minister Robert Troy has been forced to correct the Dáil’s register of declarations of interest after he failed to include properties.
FF junior minister Robert Troy amends his register of interests after undeclared property sale
In declarations for 2018 and 2020 respectively, he has added the sale of two properties.
Daft report highlights largest quarterly gain in housing prices in nearly two years
The average listed price nationwide is up almost 10% on the same period last year.
Median asking price for houses in Dublin rises to €403,000
Homebuyers in the second quarter of the year were bidding up transaction prices 6.6% above asking price
The property price report found asking prices rose 5% compared to the previous quarter.
Author of the report, Conall MacCoille said that price inflation should slow down in the second half of the year.
House price growth reaches seven year high at over 15%
Residential property prices hit a fresh seven-year high of 15.2% in March, according to new CSO figures.
Home prices rise by almost 15% around the country in the space of a year
The median price nationally of a home bought in the 12 months up to January this year was €280,000.
House prices across Ireland are almost 10% higher than they were a year ago
Analysis by Davy and shows that house prices are now seven times average incomes.
All time
Revenue extends hours for Local Property Tax helpline ahead of deadline this weekend
The agency received over 12,000 calls daily this week.
Almost 40,000 people sign petition demanding government takes more action against vulture funds
The petition includes demands such as the scrapping of investor tax breaks.
Explainer: Berlin has voted to forcibly buy homes from property giants, what happens next?
The referendum supports the expropriation of homes from property companies to the city.
Sites in Dublin, Cork and Limerick included in 'largest ever transfer of State land'
The Land Development Agency will take ownership of State land capable of delivering 10,000 to 15,000 additional homes.
Vacant property tax to be introduced next year in a bid to get empty homes back on the market
Varadkar said it “might be possible” to collect the tax next year.
Property prices rise almost 7% in a single year, CSO figures show
Mortgage experts have warned that ‘property prices are really only going one way for the foreseeable future’.
Daft agrees to develop processes to remove ads that exclude rent allowance tenants
The company came to an agreement with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission on foot of a 2016 complaint.
Properties by the coast in Ireland now cost 23% more than before Covid-19 pandemic
This compares to a national average increase of just 8.7% in the same period.
Council to take €250,000 loss on Dublin property it bought just four years ago
Though commercial property prices have generally risen since then, the council says the condition of the property has deteriorated.
Here are the new Local Property Tax bands
Most of those who face an increase in the tax will pay an extra €90 per year, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said.
Personal data of customers 'inadvertently' leaked online
The Data Protection Commissioner has been notified.
'Relationship status should not define your ability to own a home, but it does'
Single people say trying to buy a home is even more difficult for them than for couples – and that’s saying something.
As difficult as buying a home can be for couples, single people face an even bigger challenge
Some people are 'priced out of 95% of houses in Dublin'
'The rampant greed of the Celtic Tiger cast a long and depressing shadow,' one buyer said
Some houses selling for €120,000 above asking price as virtual viewings become the norm during pandemic
Some houses selling for €120,000 above asking price as virtual viewings become the norm during pandemic
Home-buyers have raised concerns about the impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on house prices.
Significant decline in buy-to-lets as Covid-19 continues to impact housing market
Buy-to-let investors now account for less than 1% of mortgages, compared to 20% in 2006, according to new figures.
Rents in Dublin are falling - but rising everywhere else
The supply of rental properties in Dublin is far higher this February than in February 2020.
Buying or renting? Viewings now only allowed in person 'when contracts are being drawn up'
The new guidance was issued by the Department of Housing last night.
Average listed price of a home in Ireland was €269k this quarter - a rise of 7.4% on last year
The 7.4% year-on-year rise is the the largest such increase in three years.
Over 5,200 mortgages approved in October, with surge driven by first-time buyers
October was the busiest month for mortgage approvals since BPFI began collecting this data in 2011.
Average asking price for newly listed homes is €280k nationally and €383k in Dublin
Asking price inflation rose by 1.2% nationally compared with Q2 of 2019, despite the impact of Covid-19.
The average sale price of a home in Ireland was €254,000 last month - a fall of 3.3% on last year
The year-on-year change reflects a volatile market according to the latest housing report from
'It was like flicking a switch': How Covid-19 has hit the property scene
Agents are turning to virtual viewings as social distancing hits the market.