Weekly irish property new

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

Last month, iProperty Radio celebrated 5 years of broadcast! What started as a one-hour radio show for the industry, airing live from Dublin every week, is now the global hub for radio shows, podcasts and video interviews focusing on the built environment. 

#Property Roundup

The Business of Estate Agency

This week on #PropertyRoundup on iPropertyRadio.com, host Carol Tallon is joined by special co-host, Emmet Creighton, Daft.ie’s Client Partnership Director in the IAM Sold Property Auctions offices in Galway city where we sat down with director Patrick Folan and property consultant Kevin Hasset to take a look at the estate agency apprenticeship programme and the ever evolving nature of property business.  👉 https://www.iamsold.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

Digital Solution for Tenant Engagement 

In the Proptech Hot Seat this week is Erwin Buckers, CEO & Co-Founder of Chainels. Erwin joins host Carol Tallon to discuss their tenant engagement app and the importance of tenant centricity. He talks about how to make the transition of real estate from product centricity to tenant and people centricity smooth and successful. 

Listen back to the full interview to hear about what needs to be done differently to elevate tenant happiness and landlords providing social value in 2024.  👉 https://getchainels.com/en/

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/



State of Development Lands in 2024

On the #BreakingGround show on iProperty Radio this week is Robert Colleran of Robert Colleran Property Consultants. Robert joins host Carol Tallon to talk about the development land market; how it performed in 2023 and what that tells us about the pipeline of projects for 1024/2025.  Robert also outlines the current priorities and risk factors concerning developers and project owners right now – unsurprisingly, planning remains at the time of the list. Read more 👉 https://robertcolleran.com/

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/



Ireland's construction and real estate news
  • Here is how one Cork town is committed to shaping a greener future: CARMEL WRIGHT looks at initiatives being undertaken in Kinsale, where efforts towards a more sustainabile way of living are evident in local shops, the new library, and renowned college https://www.echolive.ie/corklives/arid-41319952.html


  • 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 carol@propertydistrict.ie


MMC Ireland, industry representative for offsite and other modern methods of construction, members; day at Glenveagh’s NUA Manufacturing facility in Carlow, January 2024

What COLLABORATION looks like on the ground…‘Collaboration’ is one of the most overused terms – but misunderstood concepts – of industry innovation. Real, lasting and meaningful construction change requires buy-in from industry, policy-makers and from the end users of the buildings where we live, work, socialise and spend time. This week MMC Ireland brought together 70+ MMC leaders from across Ireland and the UK to see and experience what housing delivery innovation actually looks like. They also announced their two-day MMC Ireland National Conference 2024 which takes place in Kilkenny 22nd & 23rd May 👉Book at: https://mmcireland.ie/national-conference/ Also, if you have a passion to drive the adoption of MMC in Ireland and genuine willingness to collaborate, email info@mmcireland.ie or visit 👉https://mmcireland.ie/ 


  • 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
  • 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 👉https://prop-tech.ie
  • Decarbonisation: Closing the gap between goal and action https://www.ribaj.com/products/autodesk-technology-bridges-gap-between-decarbonisation-goals-and-actions


  • ‘Major step forward’ for electricity link between Cork and France: Celtic Interconnector, the subsea link connecting the electricity grids of Ireland and France, will create an electrical interconnection between the two countries to allow the exchange of electricity https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/arid-41320204.html


  • Cork local authorities bring 240 homes back into use with investment of over €4m: The average cost of restoring what is termed a ‘void’ house to use in the Cork County Council area was €14,344 https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/arid-41319574.html




Building upon the learnings of the annual ‘The Irish Property Buyers’ Handbook’ series 2011-2018, and The Property Insider series thereafter,  (https://www.amazon.com/Carol-Tallon/), all current updates are available daily: Join the Facebook Group here to contribute: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IrishPropertyBuyers/

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