Naomi Powell

Naomi Powell

Will the vultures Twist  or  stick?

Will the vultures Twist or stick?

The roar of activity in the Irish property market is about to get a lot quieter. Though that’s...

Street of dreams

Street of dreams

If the rural retail market is still struggling to get back on its feet, there are no such worries on Grafton Street in Dublin, where rents are rising by the day and vacancies are being ferociously fought

Factors pushing up prices are different from boomtime era

Factors pushing up prices are different from boomtime era

Concerns of a bubble in the commercial property sector are premature. Experts claim the phenomenal price increases are underpinned by sound economic fundamentals

Property bubble: Bringing Dublin to the boil

Property bubble: Bringing Dublin to the boil

Property bubble or not, Dublin’s other costs are creeping up, forcing workers out of the capital and putting industry at risk, writes Naomi Powell

It’s impossible for a young person to get the same start that we got

It’s impossible for a young person to get the same start that we got

World-renowned architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey say the key to creating great architecture is place, space and form

Why is construction dead in the water?

Why is construction dead in the water?

Houses, hotel rooms, offices: you name it, and it's in short supply in Dublin. So why we are no longer building? Naomi Powell reports.

The student scramble

The student scramble

Has the rising property market closed the window of opportunity for developers of student accommodation? Naomi Powell reports.

The professionalisation of the rental market

The professionalisation of the rental market

Reits and professional landlords may move into developing their own properties, writes Naomi Powell

A nation of renters?

A nation of renters?

Should you dump your aspirations of home ownership in favour of lifelong renting?

Land of opportunities?

Land of opportunities?

Post-crash Ireland presents opportunities for property investors, but as property values rise, the market is changing, writes Naomi Powell.

Spatial awareness is key to helping recovery

Spatial awareness is key to helping recovery

Demand for Grade A office space, driven largely by big tech firms, must be addressed to fuel recovery, writes Naomi Powell.