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# ronan-lyons - Friday 21 August, 2020

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.

# ronan-lyons - Sunday 22 September, 2019

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.

# ronan-lyons - Sunday 30 December, 2018

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.

# ronan-lyons - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

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).

# ronan-lyons - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

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.

# ronan-lyons - Sunday 16 December, 2018

There are now over 5,000 'property millionaires' in Ireland

Eglinton Road in Donnybrook is Ireland’s most expensive street, according to data from

# ronan-lyons - Sunday 30 September, 2018

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.

# ronan-lyons - Thursday 15 February, 2018

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?

# ronan-lyons - Thursday 21 December, 2017

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.

# ronan-lyons - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

5 of the year's most crucial property developments, according to an expert

Economist Ronan Lyons talks Brexit, construction costs and Help To Buy.

# ronan-lyons - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

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.

# ronan-lyons - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

'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.

# ronan-lyons - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

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.

# ronan-lyons - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

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?

# ronan-lyons - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

The number of properties to rent in Ireland has hit rock bottom

Report shows tenants outside Dublin suffer biggest rent hikes.

# ronan-lyons - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

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.

# ronan-lyons - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

House prices are starting to take off outside Dublin

Other major cities have been leading the rises in the property market.

# ronan-lyons - Monday 11 May, 2015

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.

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.

# ronan-lyons - Thursday 9 April, 2015

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.

# ronan-lyons - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

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?

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.

# ronan-lyons - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

'We need to allow people to build higher in Dublin'

One economist explains why people are being squeezed out of the city.

# ronan-lyons - Monday 16 February, 2015

'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.

# ronan-lyons - Monday 5 January, 2015

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.

# ronan-lyons - Thursday 13 November, 2014

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.

# ronan-lyons - Monday 6 January, 2014

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.

# ronan-lyons - Thursday 28 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Here's what Ronan Lyons really thought of protesters on the Six One Idiots

Here's what Ronan Lyons really thought of protesters on the Six One

He has answered the question on everybody’s lips.

# ronan-lyons - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

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

# ronan-lyons - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

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.

# ronan-lyons - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

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

# ronan-lyons - Thursday 6 December, 2012

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.

# ronan-lyons - Sunday 14 October, 2012

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.

# ronan-lyons - Monday 1 October, 2012

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.

# ronan-lyons - Monday 24 September, 2012

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.

# ronan-lyons - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

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.

# ronan-lyons - Monday 2 April, 2012

Daft, MyHome reports offer mixed messages on house prices

Two new reports on property prices out this morning agree that prices are falling, but not on very much else.

# ronan-lyons - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Column: Fiscal compact? Time to send Merkozy back to Economics 101

The EU fiscal treaty shows a level of economic illiteracy that would embarrass most college students, writes Ronan Lyons.

# ronan-lyons - Monday 30 January, 2012

Will Ireland need a second bailout? Here's what 10 economists think

Economists in Ireland are divided on whether or not the country will need a new bailout programme next year. But very few think it is likely we can return to the markets as scheduled.

# ronan-lyons - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

Not-so-happy new year: House prices still dropping as January begins

Two new reports show the property market continued its decline right up to the end of 2011, with few signs of an immediate recovery.

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