Winter 2012 Archive

Reshaping our future: Conference 2012

This year’s Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland Annual Conference focused on how property and construction can support increased domestic and foreign investment. ANN-MARIE HARDIMAN reports. An impressive array of local and international speakers, ably marshalled by Chairman John Bowman, used the new half-day format to excellent effect, outlining Government policy and

REITS in, tax up

PETER STAFFORD outlines the main points relevant to construction, land and property in this year’s Budget. Taxing matters The current rate of capital gains tax of 30% has been increased to 33%. This increase applies in respect of disposals made after December 5, 2012. There has been a decrease in

Introducing the Professional Groups

In the final article in our series on the different professional groups in the Society, HUGH MARKEY discusses the work of the commercial agency surveyor, and DERRY SCULLY introduces the Project Management Surveying Professional Group. Commercial agency surveying Commercial agency surveyors provide a comprehensive range of services in the commercial

Homeland: Thinking of the homeless this Christmas

As Christmas approaches, people always think of ‘home’; however, up to 5,000 people in Ireland are homeless. Focus Ireland is working to change this, says ROUGHAN MacNAMARA. Focus Ireland was established in 1985 and over the years has developed an expertise in delivering supported housing to provide homes for people who were previously homeless

Confidential Advisory Panel

A Confidential Advisory Panel has been established to provide a confidential and sympathetic ear for members. The Panel comprises volunteer members from all sectors and is countrywide. Members of the Panel are available for consultation on any issue: professional, business or financial. All matters will be listened to sympathetically and with total confidentiality. The list of Panel members is available on