Examining the impact that COVID-19 may have had on the Irish residential property market

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Hayward, Mark
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Masters of Business Administration
Dublin Business School
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This quantitative research project investigates the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and changes in the residential housing market in Ireland. To examine this relationship, this research project gathered primary data in the form of dwellings brought to market and sold in 2019 to 2021. This data was gathered from estate agents active in the Irish residential housing market. Secondary research in the form of examining data from the Central Statistics Office and the Property Registration Authority was also gathered to analyse quantity changes as well as price changes in the residential housing market over the previous ten years. Findings suggest that COVID-19 has reduced housing supply, which has led to increased prices in the market, however, further research is needed to discuss other factors which may have influenced the market also.