Irish property and construction news

Weekly Irish property market news and insights – for the industry, by the industry  

Before we get stuck into the general property news of the week, below are the local and international stories that might be of particular interest:

If you missed last week’s round-up, you can catch up here: https://propertydistrict.ie/sunday-roundup/

As always, you might let me know if I have missed out on any relevant property news by emailing  carol@propertydistrict.ie.

(Apologies in advance for any typos, it’s difficult to get good help on a Sunday. Also, I use voice to text dictation so just sound out anything that really doesn’t make sense in a strong rural accent and that should help!)

SUNDAY LISTEN – iProperty Radio

#Property Roundup

This week on #PropertyRoundup on iPropertyRadio.com, host Carol Tallon is joined by Mary Conway, judge of The National Property Awards 2024, to talk through the recently-announced awards shortlist and to discuss the importance of these awards in recognising and rewarding best practice across Ireland’s construction and property industry.

The Business Post National Property Awards – of which the iProperty Radio team are delighted to be the radio partner – is taking place at 6:30pm, February 29th in the Intercontinental Hotel in Dublin 4. Further details here👉 https://nationalpropertyawards.ie/ 

*Also, the iProperty Radio team, in partnership with Daft.ie, will be travelling across the country in 2024, meeting estate agents and learning about rental and sales trends on the ground. If you would like to get involved in these ‘Property Roundup’ shows, email hello@ipropertyradio.com.

*Property Roundup is sponsored by Daft.ie, Ireland’s most visited property website 

*Watch/ listen back: https://ipropertyradio.com/property-roundup/ 

#Proptech Hot Seat

*Measuring Sustainability for Impact*

In the ‘Proptech Hot Seat’ on iProperty Radio this week is Liam McEvoy, Co-Founder of SustainIQ. 

Liam joins us to discuss SustainIQ’s innovative software solution improving how organisations monitor, measure and report on their sustainability performance, net zero drivers in the construction sector, and the primary drivers pushing ESG up the order of priorities for construction.

Proptech Hot seat is sponsored by Proptech Ireland, the hub for innovators, investors and industry leaders https://prop-tech.ie/

Watch/ listen back: https://ipropertyradio.com/proptech-hot-seat/

 

#BreakingGround

*Student Accommodation Ireland*

On the #BreakingGround show this week on iProperty Radio, Emma Reardon, Divisional Director withCushman & Wakefield Ireland joins us to discuss the PRS marketplace in Ireland. We explore the impacts of recent policy changes (and the uncertainty that brings) on the supply side, while looking at the future pipeline for expected delivery across 2024 and 2025. We also discuss bringing Scape Dublin, one of Dublin’s best located student accommodation buildings, to the market.

Breaking Ground is sponsored by PLACEengage – Your Virtual Town Hall, a data-driven platform for more successful public consultation and community engagement for your next development project https://placeengage.com/

*Watch back and listen back: https://ipropertyradio.com/breaking-ground/

Watch back and listen back to all shows at: https://ipropertyradio.com/shows/

Produced by Katie Tallon, with Hear Me Roar Media on sound  https://hearmeroarmedia.com/

PLACEMAKING

OPEN PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

ISSUES IMPACTING RURAL IRELAND 

  • RURAL IRELAND: In advance of meeting later this month, a survey will be issuing this week to the new industry group established for housing developers, property investors and estate agents trying or intending to deliver new homes, businesses or important infrastructure in RURAL IRELAND – email carol@propertydistrict.ie to get involved.

PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT & MMC/CONSTRUCTION NEWS

  • Providing tools for mental health in construction industry: The Lighthouse Charity is the sole charity in Ireland and Britain dedicated to addressing the emotional, physical, and financial wellbeing of workers in this sector and their families. https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/arid-41333554.html

PROPTECH, SMART CITIES & CONSTRUCTION INNOVATION

Proptech Ireland is updating the database of 2024 Irish technology providers for the built environment – From smart design and planning right through to the smart property transaction, where does your Irish-led or Ireland-based proptech  or MMC business sit?  Pease take five minutes to add or update your details to our internationally-shared listing here: SIGN UP HERE: *https://prop-tech.ie/register/ * and email product or service details to hello@prop-tech.ie

Firstly, congratulations to all the proptech innovators shortlisted for ‘Proptech of the Year’ 2024 at the Business Post National Property Awards – we look forward to celebrating everyone at the awards gala at the InterContinental, Dublin on 29th February!

  • iamsold (Ireland) – Online Bidding Platform – is an Online Bidding & Auction Platform that enables Partner Auctioneers to reduce transaction times by more the 50%. Partner Agents can offer their clients an alternate route to sale that is more secure, faster, and generally a smoother transaction for all parties involved. Partner Auctioneers have this route at their disposal and the iamsold team will give full back up support.
  • Keyholder – is a property rental & workflow automation platform, designed to streamline and simplify the entire property rental and management process while enhancing the resident experience. With Keyholder, landlords, agents and housing providers can on-board new residents for Private Rental and Affordable Housing.
  • Offr – is an innovative platform for agents, providing their customers with a digital buying and renting journey. Offr has developed PLACE (Portal Lead Auto-Capture Environment) to eliminate the problem of millions of portal leads going unanswered. Using PLACE, buyers and tenants receive an instant reply to their portal enquiry with a link to book a viewing, apply to rent or register to bid.
  • Property Button – Moving made easy for Property Professionals and Tenants. Property Button manages home moves at the touch of a button – for free. We work with all the leading utilities so we can provide the best plans to suit the tenant. In under 24 hours, Property button will have everything set up for a seamless move. Easy to use, personalised, trustworthy and free of charge!

ENERGY, CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT  

  • Cork’s first decarbonising zone may speed up delivery of city’s light rail system: The decarbonising zone, part of Cork City’s climate action plan, stretches from the Tyndall Institute westwards to include the Munster Technological University’s Bishopstown campus https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/munster/arid-41330824.html

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY NEWS (including PRS)

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY NEWS

INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY NEWS

FACEBOOK GROUP FOR IRISH PROPERTY BUYERS & INVESTORS IN 2024

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