Property prices soar €27,000 in a year but rate of increase slows

In a recent report, Property prices continued to rise at double-digit rates in June, but the rate of increase has eased. Now experts expect price rises to ease further. Figures from the Central Statistics Office show values were up by 12pc in the year to June across the State, with the strongest increases outside Dublin. […]

Aloft to build first Irish hotel in revamped Liberties area

The high-tech hotel will comprise 202 bedrooms, meeting room space, on-site gym, and gastro pub.  Ireland’s first Aloft Hotel will open in the Blackpitts area of Dublin’s Liberties this November. Hotel giant Marriott International last year announced that it was behind the new hotel, which is backed by Denis O’Brien. The high-tech hotel will comprise […]

Building costs rapidly rising to Celtic Tiger peak: surveyors

Chartered Surveyors said the price increases are symptoms of high levels of activity and limited resources.  Construction costs will surpass 2006 levels this year and are rapidly approaching the highest levels of the Celtic Tiger bubble, according to new figures from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI). The higher prices have big implications for […]