Marie Hunt: The market deserves better data

Greater transparency is essential for potential buyers

Chairman of the Banking Inquiry Ciaran Lynch with its final report published last month. Picture:

In the last few weeks, we have seen the publication of the banking inquiry report. Under the property module, the key recommendation was the establishment of a commercial property price register, which stemmed from a banking inquiry recommendation I made last April.

The recommendation was made on the basis that the quality of information on property transactions in this country was simply not good enough. Although this has been pointed out for decades, ...