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New ‘use it or lose it’ rule to speed up home building

The Government plans to introduce a ‘use it or lose it’ clause to planning permissions to force developers to build new homes. Local authorities will be given powers to reduce the amount of time allowed to develop new estates if they believe builders are delaying construction works in the hope that prices will rise. And […]

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Developers expected to get less time to build on land

The government is expected to increase pressure on property developers with planning permission to ‘use it or lose it’. A new scheme would see local authorities have the power to cut the time allowed after permission is granted, if they feel builders are holding out for higher prices. According to the Irish Independent, task forces […]

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Outlook 2015: Property train steaming into 2015

05/01/2015 – This article from yesterday’s Sunday Business Post references research carried out by Link2Plans.  The article looks ahead at the likely market scenarios from both the commercial and residential perspective.  Link2Plans research is referenced and Managing Director Danny O’Shea gives his view on the residential sector during 2o14 and for the year ahead. With […]

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Danny Talks to Newstalk’s Chris Donoghue

01 December – This morning Link2Plans Managing Director, Danny O’Shea, talks to Newstalk Breakfasts co-anchor Chris Donoghue about the findings from the latest Link2Plans National Residential Developments Report, which tracks multi-unit Residential Developments that have commenced construction from January 1st to end of September 2014.  The report indicates that work on 6400 units has commenced […]

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Wicklow Construction Projects on the Rise

03 November – The National Housing Construction Index illustrates the increase in in construction projects activity in Co. Wicklow according to this article in the Wicklow People.  The garden county has experienced a 21% increase in project commencements during 2014. Read full article

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Longford Construction Activity Slows

31 October – In this article featured in the Longford Leader the National Housing Construction Index is referenced to highlight the apparent slow down in Construction Activity in the county.  This bucks the overall national trend for a general increase in construction activity. Read full article

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