Residential property prices are continuing to rise nationally but there has been a significant slowdown in the rate of increase in the last 12 months.
Wed, 14 Aug, 2019
A skills shortage in all areas of construction has worsened in recent months, with a lack of carpenters and plumbers leading to a squeeze on project delivery, a new report has found.
Wed, 01 May, 2019
The Society of Chartered Surveyors’ of Ireland’s (SCSI) Annual Review and Outlook always makes interesting reading.
Thu, 25 Jan, 2018
House prices are set to rise by 8% this year, according to a new report.
Wed, 24 Jan, 2018
With housing stock for purchase at all-time low, we should adopt the apartment-for-rent model, as in Europe (where 50% of residences are apartments), says
Sat, 30 Dec, 2017
Apartments are currently not viable to build and too expensive to buy for too many people, according to a new report published by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.
Tue, 24 Oct, 2017
A new report from the Society for Chartered Surveyors in Ireland (SCSI) shows that construction tender prices have risen by 2.6% in first half of 2017.
Thu, 28 Sep, 2017
Sat, 18 Feb, 2017
The price of a three-bed semi will rise by 9.4% nationally this year, helped by the Government’s ‘help to buy’ scheme and looser Central Bank lending rules, say the country’s chartered surveyors.
Wed, 25 Jan, 2017
The Government “is continually grappling with the effects of the housing shortage, not the cause,” says the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, in response to Housing Minister’s Simon Coveney’s proposal on rent freezes and caps, in Dublin and Cork.
Thu, 15 Dec, 2016
Thu, 01 Dec, 2016
The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland has welcomed the decision by the Central Bank to ease deposit rules for first-time buyers.
Wed, 23 Nov, 2016
Tickets are likely to be in hot demand for a black-tie dinner address next week by John Delaney, the former vice-president of the Olympic Council of Ireland and the CEO of the Football Association of Ireland.
Thu, 10 Nov, 2016
The Government will not make a dent in the housing crisis by handing out grants in the budget to first-time buyers, “as supply is the problem and not demand”, according to the Irish Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCSI) .
Thu, 29 Sep, 2016
There is no financial incentive for builders to engage in house building as costs are too high and property prices too low, according to the country’s chartered surveyors.
Thu, 19 May, 2016
Thu, 11 Feb, 2016
Supply constraints will send the cost of renting offices in Dublin soaring again this year and could likely take the shine off the capital as a leading destination for service and internet firms, the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) has said.
Wed, 10 Feb, 2016
Munster surveyors in the SCSI meet tomorrow night for their annual dinner, at a time of recovery in the construction profession. Here, former SCS Munster chair Rob Andrews surveys his own half-century in quantity surveying.
Thu, 19 Nov, 2015
A report commissioned by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland wants increased government support for developers and builders of new homes in order to improve the national housing stock.
Wed, 09 Sep, 2015
No rent controls, a reduction in Vat on new homes, tax breaks for landlords and an apprenticeship scheme for construction workers are among a list of demands for the Government unveiled by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland yesterday.
Wed, 26 Aug, 2015
The cost of rebuilding a house will increase by an average of 4% this year.
Wed, 08 Jul, 2015
Thu, 04 Jun, 2015
Thu, 28 May, 2015
Tue, 26 May, 2015
IRISH house prices are climbing faster than any elsewhere in the European Union so it can only be a matter of time before someone who should know a lot better suggests that we should not fret “because this time it’s different”.
Thu, 16 Apr, 2015
The tide is turning quickly — the country again needs building professionals to meet the demands of the uplift in construction.
Thu, 19 Mar, 2015
At some point in our lives, we all carry out renovations on our home.
Sat, 28 Feb, 2015
Thursday of last week, a gathering of building surveyors, QSs and estate agents in their professional body the SCSI heard that their attendance - of 1,250 diners- for a black-tie function was “a very good barometer of the growing confidence in the economy and our industry.”
Sat, 14 Feb, 2015
The country needs more office space, more urban housing, increased construction activity and employment — and greater investment and activity at a regional level, Patricia Daly, president of the 5,000-member strong Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) told last week’s annual dinner, attended by 1,250 guests.
Thu, 12 Feb, 2015
Just 15% of people believe they will be able to afford a mortgage under Central Bank proposals that would require applicants to save a 20% deposit.
Wed, 10 Dec, 2014
The Construction Industry Federation is "disappointed" Budget 2015 didn't address the high cost of building in Ireland.
Tue, 14 Oct, 2014
There is enough land zoned and potentially available in Dublin to provide housing for 269,000 people, although the planning permission system is acting as a constraint on the number of units being released on the market.
Mon, 22 Sep, 2014
If we are to solve the housing crisis, the State must lever private finance but also provide adequate infrastructure, writes Kyran Fitzgerald.
Mon, 11 Aug, 2014
There is a surge in the number of houses for sale as owners look to take advantage of rising prices for the first time since the bubble burst.
Tue, 01 Jul, 2014
House prices outside of Dublin continue to bounce along the floor of the market despite pressures in the capital driving the national average to its highest point in three years.
Thu, 29 May, 2014
Land prices rose 14.3% last year for holdings of up to 50 acres in the dairy stronghold of Munster, but poor access to banking finance is impeding growth, a report has found.
Tue, 27 May, 2014
Irish building and surveying is returning to employment and recruitment, Irish Transition Year students heard this week. It’s forecast that there could be a shortfall of 1,500 surveyors in four years’ time.
Thu, 01 May, 2014
There is a warning from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland that a lack of graduates in the construction sector could threaten the housing recovery.
Tue, 29 Apr, 2014
Office rents are up 10% already in 2014 in Dublin as the office market leads the recovery of the country’s commercial market — but retail’s still a drag, with rents continuing to fall even in major cities like Cork and Dublin.
Thu, 27 Mar, 2014
The amount of money being quoted by building firms for large scale construction jobs increased by over 3% in 2013, and is expected to continue to grow moderately during this year.
Mon, 10 Mar, 2014
Construction output is set to grow by 30% over the next four years — creating 30,000 new jobs, it has been claimed.
Wed, 26 Feb, 2014
Surging house prices in Dublin and other urban centres will moderate from 2015 onwards as supply constraints becomes less acute and mortgage arrears work their way through the market, according to a report by the ratings agency Standard & Poor’s.
Thu, 23 Jan, 2014