Irish property and construction news

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

It has been another week and highs and lows for the industry; investment property deals worth in excess of €280m have either stalled or been withdrawn from the Dublin property market in recent weeks, which is concerning. On the positive side, we have development news from each of Ireland’s regional cities, for the first week in a long time, which is great to see.

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!)


We are excited to share the growth of iPropertyRadio! What started as #PropertyMatters, a 60-minute weekly show on Dublin South FM 93.9FM over 4 years ago, has now evolved into a global online station for the best construction, urban planning, property and proptech content. Check out our website,, brought to you by Hear Me Roar Media for live and recorded access to all the week’s built environment news. 

Do you want to have your industry podcast included or be a guest on our shows? Reach out to us at Last year, we hit a massive 7.6 million digital impressions across our brands and this figure is growing – Q4 2022/Q1 2023 we now have an  average of 765,876 digital impressions each month, not including radio listenership and website visits. Huge thanks to all of you for your continued support!

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#Property Roundup

Housing Crisis or Housing Emergency?

On ‘Property Roundup’ on iPropertyRadio, John Hannigan, CEO of Circle VHA joins host Carol Tallon to discuss reclassifying our housing crisis as a housing emergency and how social housing associations are working to rectify this. He questions on is the Housing For All scheme working and whose solution to Ireland’s housing emergency is best? Listen back to the interview to hear about funding from the Government, Social Housing Delivery Targets and the plan to meet them, and also just how important Approved Housing Bodies are to achieving these goals. 

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#Proptech Hot Seat

The future of bespoke financial advisory through automation

In the Proptech Hot Seat with host Carol Tallon recently was Bonnie Murray, Founder of Raccord. Raccord is a tool created for Real Estate Investment & Asset Management professionals that distils complicated Excel models and integrates disparate data sources into one location, allowing for real-time portfolio analysis at your fingertips.It also helps investors to meet their goals in an unpredictable economic environment. Bonnies gives a unique insight on the real estate investment industry having come from a financial markets background. 

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Design-Build-Finance For Residential Site Infrastructure

Listen back as host Carol Tallon chats to Niall Morrissey, CEO of the Housing Infrastructure Services Company (HISCo) about how the company is unlocking land for residential development by delivering key infrastructure throughout the country. 

HISCo is involved in the delivery of the Drogheda Port Access Northern Cross Route, (the Taoiseach and Minister Darargh O’Brien turned the sod last month), which is initially facilitating the delivery of 1,300 homes and when the road is completed, up to 5,000 homes, in the northern environs of Drogheda. Learn more about the cost model, which is calculated on a per unit basis and only payable as each unit is sold/leased, and the pipeline of projects for 2023/2024.

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  • Council investigating erection of fences on beach in apparent ‘land-grab’ by Sutton residents: It has become an increasingly common practice across Ireland’s beaches but can be ‘catastrophic’ for nature, according to Coast Watch Ireland.


Bridgewater Homes closes deal on Cork site – total development value €123.6m


  • 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 👉
  • AI chatbot ChatGPT has been used to design a large mixed-use building with a green roof and a swimming pool as a research project.: Hickok Cole project architect Jack Lynch said the experience had left him “super excited” about the potential of AI design






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As many of you might know, my annual property book The Irish Property Buyers’ Handbook (since 2011) was rebranded in 2018 and now appears as part of The Property Insider series, published by Oak Tree Press, the first three titles are now published and available here:

From 2020, the publishers and I wanted to ensure the content remains topical and we are now doing this by crowd-sourcing home buyer and investor queries, with crowd-sourced and editorial team answers. 

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