Autumn 2012 Archive

The thaw begins

With the announcement of a stimulus package to create 13,000 jobs, PETER STAFFORD breaks down the detail of the 2012 Public Capital Programme. As reported in a previous edition of The Surveyors Journal, the Society’s recent report on the Irish construction industry has forecast that the output of the sector

Re-evaluating valuations

RORY LAVELLE gives us the lowdown on the recent launch of RICS Valuer Registration and reminds us all of the importance of the Red Book. What is Valuer Registration and how does it work? RICS Valuer Registration is an independent system of regulatory monitoring, which includes a register of valuers. It was conceived

Meet the regulator

With a background in professional regulation, PSRA Chairperson and solicitor Geraldine Clarke is a strong advocate for the new licensing system. She spoke to ANN-MARIE HARDIMAN about the Authority’s work. As a member of the original Implementation Group established by then Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform Michael McDowell in

Terms of engagement

PAUL MOONEY and ED CAREY look at the impact of the new requirement for licence holders to provide all clients with a letter of engagement. All auctioneers and property practitioners are now aware of the new legislation governing the industry, and have now applied, and in some cases have received,

Bringing them home: foreign direct investment in Ireland

FRANK CONLON explains how the IDA’s success in bringing high-quality foreign direct investment to Ireland can be supported by the construction, land and property sectors. At a time when Ireland is facing a range of economic challenges, the importance of foreign direct investment (FDI) has never been more relevant than it is today. Thankfully,