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# Ronan Lyons

Last year
# House Prices
House prices largely stable in third quarter but year-on-year inflation remains high
There was a 0.1% increase in the second quarter of the year but year-on-year inflation remains high at 7.7%.
# rising rents
Average cost of rent across the country up by over 11% on early 2021
There were just 851 properties listed nationwide on on 1 May.
There were only 851 properties available to rent nationwide on 1 May.
The average rent is now €1,567 a month, rising by 11.7% compared to the same period last year.
The cheapest rents are in Donegal, while the most expensive rents are in South County Dublin.
Tax measures may need review to keep landlords from exiting the rental market, says minister
All time
# Daft Report
'Chronic and worsening' supply crisis heaps pressure on renters as prices climb sharply
Just 789 homes were available to rent outside of Dublin on 1 August.
Average rental prices increased by 5.6% in the year to the end of June.
The average national monthly rent was up 2.4% from the first quarter, the largest quarterly gain since mid-2018.
The situation is more acute outside of Dublin with rents increasing typically at double-digit rates.
# Podcast
The Explainer: How has the pandemic affected house prices in Ireland?
Economist Ronan Lyons explains on this week’s podcast.
# Daft Report
National rent prices jumped 1.2% in the last year despite impact of Covid-19
The latest report shows that the industry has ‘bounced back’ from Covid-19.
# Property
Growth in house prices slows to just 0.1% - but unclear if supply or Brexit is the cause
The average cost of a house nationwide in the third quarter of this year was €257,000.
# Property
House prices rose by €1,000 a month in 2018
However, this is the lowest rate of increase since the market bottomed out in 2013.
# property trends
5 trends set to define the property market in 2019, according to an expert
Economist Ronan Lyons talks Airbnb, the Budget and why the market is improving (sort of).
# property trends
5 of the most important developments in the property market in 2018, according to an expert
From why our rent is increasing to what we can do about social housing.
# report
There are now over 5,000 'property millionaires' in Ireland
Eglinton Road in Donnybrook is Ireland’s most expensive street, according to data from
# Daft Report
House prices beginning to stabilise as parts of the country see price drop during third quarter of 2018
It’s reported that better availability is leading to a stabilising of house prices across the country.
# crisis
FactFind: Is it cheaper to have a mortgage than rent in Ireland?
We’ve all heard it in the pub, but is it actually true?
# property trends
5 property trends to look out for in 2018, according to an expert
Economist Ronan Lyons talks price increases, empty nester apartments and rising taxes.
# property trends
5 of the year's most crucial property developments, according to an expert
Economist Ronan Lyons talks Brexit, construction costs and Help To Buy.
# Out of control
The number of rental properties in Ireland is at its lowest in recorded history
The latest quarterly rental report makes for grim reading for renters around the country.
# huge increase
'Time for Dublin to grow up' - Irish rents are now rising at their fastest rate EVER’s Ronan Lyons says height limits on Dublin buildings need to be loosened to prevent higher rents.
# stock horror
One city has seen a huge hike in house prices - and it isn't Dublin
The big issue at the end of 2016? Housing stock at a ten-year low.
# million dollar question
What on earth is the solution to the rental crisis?
Irish rents have broken the €1,000 monthly average for the first time since pre-crash 2008. Where will it all end?
# That Sinking Feeling
The number of properties to rent in Ireland has hit rock bottom
Report shows tenants outside Dublin suffer biggest rent hikes.
# through the roof
There was an almighty jump in rents while everyone waited for price controls
Cork and Galway have had their biggest increases in at least 10 years.
# Up and Away
House prices are starting to take off outside Dublin
Other major cities have been leading the rises in the property market.
# do the sums
Is it cheaper to rent or buy a home? We have the figures for you
Rents have been going up – but so have sale prices.
# Tighten the belt
The rental squeeze is the worst it has been for a decade
The supply of available homes has hit rock bottom – and that means only one thing for prices.
# back down to earth
Here is why double-digit house price increases are a thing of the past
This week the Sales Report showed that we can expect the housing market to calm down a little bit.
# bubble trouble
We asked this expert if people were paying over the odds for property again
The demand for houses is there – but are people spending more than they should?
# Room To Grow
These are the cheapest places in Ireland to buy a family home
Asking prices are going up again – but there are some bargains around if you look outside the big cities.
# Look to the Sky
'We need to allow people to build higher in Dublin'
One economist explains why people are being squeezed out of the city.
# feeling the squeeze
'People are basically fleeing the city now': What sky-high rents are doing to Dublin
Economist Ronan Lyons tells us why the government needs to cut the cost of building new homes.
# House Prices
The average asking price for a house in Ireland is now €193,000
Asking prices actually fell in the last three months of 2014 – but are still significantly higher than one year ago.
# Property
People will pay more to live near a school (regardless of how good it is)
As a national average, people pay 2.6% more to live within 200 metres of a primary school.
# Property
Rise in Dublin house prices masks fall in every other part of the country
The 2013 house price report from property website shows more evidence of Ireland’s two-tier housing market.
# idiots
Here's what Ronan Lyons really thought of protesters on the Six One
He has answered the question on everybody’s lips.
# Property
Dublin house prices rise but supply, not bubble, the key worry says economist
Prices in Dublin were up by 7.7 per cent on last year but prices dropped in every other county in the state according to
# Property Tax
Revenue's property tax calculator 'adding to distress of homeowners'
The criticism comes as launch a new property tax calculator which takes the number of bathrooms and bedrooms into account, as well as whether the property has a garden.
# Property
Some stabilisation in Dublin property market – reports
There are now 47,000 properties for sale in Ireland and the average asking price is €151,000, according to and €201,000, according to
# Budget 2013
Budget 2013: Here's what the experts had to say about it
From property tax to child benefit cuts to the motor industry, we asked the experts what they thought about Budget 2013. Here’s what they had to say.
# Property
Price index shows property prices have stabilised - has matched the prices in the national property price index with its own, and believes the market is stabilising.
# Cribs
House prices are still falling - except for South County Dublin
The average asking price for a house in Ireland is now €167,000 – down by 54 per cent since the peak of the boom.
# Property Tax
Report on property tax to be brought to Cabinet 'shortly'
The Department of Environment has dismissed claims that the report by the expert group examining the issue is being suppressed.
Column: Forget about our ‘economic sovereignty’ – let’s look at what matters
Fears over ceding our sovereignty are misplaced – people do it all the time, writes Ronan Lyons. Here’s what we should be focusing on instead.