The Economic and Social Research Institute's David Duffy has been appointed the new chief executive of Property Industry Ireland. 

Dr Duffy has over 25 years of experience working in research and consultancy and is editor of the ESRI's quarterly economic commentary where his main area of research has been in the housing market. 

Property Industry Ireland is the Ibec group that represents businesses working in the Irish property and construction sector.

It aims to build a sustainable Irish property industry which is responsive, competitive and well-integrated in meeting the socio-economic needs of all the stakeholders in the built environment.