• SCSI’s Mid Year Residential Overview & the Growth in Green Mortgage Financing in Ireland

  • 27/07/2023

  • 11:00

  • 12:00

  • 1

  • Online

  • Join us on 27th July online for a CPD on the SCSI’s mid year residential overview and the growth in green mortgage financing in Ireland.

    The SCSI Residential Property: Mid-Year Market Monitor is a sentiment report developed in conjunction with the Central Bank of Ireland. While the principal focus of the report is participants’ house price expectations, it also canvasses opinions on the factors underlying these views and assessments regarding the level of transactional activity in the market. A key feature of the report is the Housing Affordability Tracker which outlines affordability scenarios for First Time Buyers looking to purchase a home located in Meath, Kildare, Wicklow, Cork and Galway.

    Paul Lyons from the Central Bank will be discussing green mortgages and how they are a recent financial innovation, being established as a mainstream product in Ireland since 2019. By offering borrowers lower interest rates, green mortgages support wider emissions targets by incentivizing households and businesses to invest in energy efficiency. In this report, we estimate the growth in green mortgage financing in Ireland and describe the characteristics of green mortgage borrowers and loans.


    Paul Lyons is a manager and senior economist in the Bank’s Macro Financial Division where he focuses on assessing the risks in the financial system and resilience of banks, households and firms to those risks. Paul has been at the Central Bank since 2005 and he has amassed varied experiences in this time working in Financial Markets; Financial Control and Organisational Risk Divisions of the Central Bank of Ireland as well as at the Risk Division of the European Central Bank. Paul’s educational background is in mathematics and finance.

    John O’Sullivan is a director of Lisney Sotheby’s International Realty and has worked in the industry since 1995 specialising is the sale, acquisition, and letting of residential property and also development land. A member of the SCSI & RICS he is currently the SCSI Chair of the Practice & Policy Committee and a Past Chair of the SCSI Residential Practice Group. He regularly comments on the market, market trends and SCSI reports on behalf of the SCSI.

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