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IHBA tackling Housing Sector challenges head on

IHBA Chairman outlines his priorities The Irish Home Builders Association’s (IHBA) newly appointed Chairman ANTHONY NEVILLE outlines his priorities after taking office to CAROL TALLON and reaffirms the Association’s commitment to support house builders in navigating through industry changes. Anthony Neville is not a chairman removed from his members, he is a provincial house builder […]

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The Housing Agency Report 2017

The Housing Agency

National Statement of Housing Supply & Demand and Outlook of 2017 – 2018. Key points New Builds Sufficient development land – Construction Growth – Progress in unfinished estate completions Sales Residential sales decline in 2016 – House price increases slower Rental Sector Rents rise across country – New rent highs in Dublin. Affordability problems in particular […]

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Help to Buy Scheme – 120 applications in first 12 hours

Help to Buy scheme

Ten applications per hour as Help to Buy Scheme opens Help to Buy scheme gets off to a quick start with some 120 first time buyers submitting applications in first 12 hours of it opening, according to the Revenue Commissioners. The Government’s first time buyers Budget 2017 incentive came into legislation in the new year. […]

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Most new houses outside urban centres

Construction workplace fatalities

An ESRI report has found that demand for housing is greatest in Dublin, the Dublin commuter counties and other larger cities including Cork and Galway. However, the increase in housing completions recorded between the first quarter of 2013 and the last quarter of 2015 was concentrated outside of these regions. The disparity of pricing between […]

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CIF in Cork seeks urgent action on housing crisis

Construction Industry Federation

The CIF in Cork says that supply of housing in the city in no way matchs demand. According to CIF Regional Director, Conor O’Connell, statistics in the first 9 months of 2015 show that only 658 units commenced construction in Cork City & County. Of those 346 were one-off units which will not reach the market. […]

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New orders fuel construction growth

Construction workplace fatalities

A further sharp rise in new business was central to improvements in activity, employment and confidence at Irish construction firms in October. Companies also continued to increase their purchasing activity, while the rate of input cost inflation moderated for the second month in a row. The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI)– a seasonally adjusted […]

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New housing package will increase the supply says CIF

Construction Industry Federation

The announcement yesterday evening by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly that he is to reduce levies for construction and make changes to planning standards, will increase the supply of houses and lower construction costs significantly, according to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). Director General of the CIF Tom Parlon stated: “The removal of costs […]

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