New housing package announced by Government will increase the supply of new homes

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 […]

Six steps to increase housing supply and stimulate growth in the economy – CIF

If 10,000 more housing units are built per year, an additional 25,000 people will be employed in the construction sector, according to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF).  This would also restore residential construction activity to levels needed to meet the growing high levels of demand. The CIF have proposed six steps for inclusion in October’s […]

Irish house prices rising fastest in EU

Ireland’s house prices were 16.3% higher in the last quarter of 2014 than in the last quarter of 2013, according to Eurostat estimates released today. This is the highest annual house price increase in the EU. Today’s estimates also show that the rate at which Irish house prices increased over the year in 2014 was […]