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:

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

(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!)


This week on iPropertyRadio… 

#Property Roundup

On #PropertyRoundup on iProperty Radio this week we have some news to share…

We are delighted to welcome, Ireland’s most visited property website ( as the new sponsor for your weekly #PropertyRoundup podcast! This move is more than just a campaign, it’s an alignment of our two brands and an agreement to collaborate to drive positive change across Ireland’s property industry.  Client Partnership Director, Emmet J Creighton, joins us to tell us about some of the tech innovation we can expect to see from the team. 

Over the next 12 months, the iProperty Radio team, alongside, will be travelling to estate agencies around Ireland to learn more about what is happening on the ground and to understand the challenges and opportunities in a hyper-local way.

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#Proptech Hot Seat

In the ‘Proptech Hot Seat’ on iProperty Radio this week is Padraig Reilly , CEO of Boxcore, an Irish SaaS company that simplifies the management of construction site safety docs. Boxcore makes it easy to capture, share, and track on-site safety records making your teams safer and more productive –

*Proptech Hot seat is sponsored by Proptech Ireland, the hub for innovators, investors and industry leaders

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“The barriers that are there, are barriers you are making yourself..”

This week on #BreakingGround on iProperty Radio I am joined by Dr Aidan Kenny, Apprenticeship Manager at the School of Architecture, Building and Environment (SABE), TU Dublin. Aidan tells his own apprenticeship journey, and how varied a career in construction can be. He points out how you can shape your own career through apprenticeships by focusing on what you enjoy. For the next generation of construction professionals, make sure to check out Generation Apprenticeship- 

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

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Produced by Katie Tallon, with Hear Me Roar Media on sound



  • Council chief transformation of Cork city’s medieval quarter will be ‘transformative’: The ambitious €46m plan, financed under the Government’s Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF), was first unveiled in 2021.


  • RURAL IRELAND: There is a new group being set up for housing developers, property investors and estate agents trying or intending to deliver new homes, businesses or important infrastructure in rural Ireland – email in confidence to


  • Topping Out Ceremony Signals Success for IADT: Leading Irish building contractor JJ Rhatigan & Company and Enbarr Education Ltd, in partnership with the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA), the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS), the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the Institute of Art, Design + Technology, Dún Laoghaire (IADT), is proud to announce the successful topping out of the Digital Media Building at IADT Dun Laoghaire –
  • The LDA has partnered with Glenveagh to fund the construction of 69 homes at Wilkinson’s Brook in Hollystown, west Dublin, under Project Tosaigh, the Housing For All initiative which sees the LDA kickstarting stalled construction projects


  • Proptech Ireland is updating the database of 2023 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: * * and email product or service details to
  • Proptech Ireland: Ireland’s CONSTRUCTION and REAL ESTATE ESG technologies resource hub. Confused about how and where to start on your ESG journey? Contact us 👉




  • Calls for Cork City Council to change its rates scheme: Cork City Council should introduce a progressive commercial rates system to fund local services and facilities, says Cllr Lorna Bogue, European election candidate for Ireland South



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