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CSO explains discrepancies between Census and Department of Housing figures for new houses

CSO explains discrepancies between Census and Department of Housing figures for new houses

The Central Statistics Office has explained the discrepancy between its figures on the number of new houses built and the Department of Housing's figures at an Oireachtas committee meeting. The CSO's Census figures published in recent weeks showed Ireland's housing stock increased by 8,800 units between 2011…
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Property prices up 10.7% year-on-year, according to latest CSO report

Property prices up 10.7% year-on-year, according to latest CSO report

Residential property prices at a national level increased by 10.7% in the year to February. The latest figures from the CSO are on a par with the MyHome.ie Property Report released at the start of April which showed prices were up 10.3% year-on-year. The latest…
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Lending for house purchases up by €27 million in final quarter of 2016

Lending for house purchases up by €27 million in final quarter of 2016

Lending for house purchases increased by €27 million over the final quarter of 2016, the first net increase since the end of 2009. The figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) revealed, however, that mortgages in the buy-to-let sector have decreased by €394 million during the…
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Collapse in property prices during crash was worse than first thought, says CSO

Collapse in property prices during crash was worse than first thought, says CSO

The collapse in Irish property prices was more severe than previously estimated while cash buyers pay less for property than other buyers, according to new data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The figures, which are based on stamp duty statistics rather than mortgage drawdown data, and…
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