Last year is generally regarded as having been one of growth for the residential property market in Ireland but a new analysis shows how Dublin experienced a slowdown towards the end of 2015.
Overall sales increased by 10% compared to 2014 but a closer examination of the detailed monthly data from real estate firm Savills reveals a very different picture.
Year on year growth in housing transactions fell continuously throughout 2015, slipping from a positive 75% in January to an outright decline of 18% in December. The report explains that this reflects two major policy changes which impacted on demand.
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