Any house built in the last 3-4 years will be better built than anything else available this thing of old houses being better built is a nonsense .
Some of the other points are wrong too there are new builds in any part of Dublin you want including Blackrock foxrock and Dalkey, they may be expensive but to say they don’t exist is plain wrong .
New house for me any day of the week .
€650k in a settled area for well built 4 bed 1,700sq ft semi D. Same money would buy a similar sized house in Wainsfort Manor but with €100k+ required to put in.
They are building some exceptional houses in settled areas in Dublin. Often at same price as older houses in same area so in reality they are €100-150k cheaper if you compare like for like. Compromise is smaller garden and over 3 storeys typically in Dublin.