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

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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!)


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, iPropertyRadio.com, brought to you by Hear Me Roar Media for live and recorded access to all the week’s built environment news. 

Want to have your industry podcast included or be a guest on our shows? Reach out to us at hello@ipropertyradio.com. Last year, we hit a massive 7.5 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!

This week on iPropertyRadio… 

#Proptech Hot Seat

In the iPropertyRadio.com Proptech Hot Seat with host Carol Tallon this week is Nitin Govila, joining us from Dubai, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Serge Ferrari & Sr VP for Asia Pacific + MEA. Headquartered in France (close to Lyon), Serge Ferrari is a company that specialises in the manufacturing and selling of composite materials, specifically technical fabrics for both interior and exterior applications.

The company has facilities located in France, Germany, Switzerland & Taiwan and caters to market needs in nearly 80+ countries across the world. During the interview, Govila explains that Serge Ferrari offers unique fabric solutions for interior blinds, exterior blinds, acoustic solutions, tensile architecture, exterior facades, furniture, marine, lodges & events tents, that help manage nature elements related to thermal insulation, light, combustibility, living comfort, energy usage etc. 

He also highlights the company’s commitment to sustainability, with an emphasis on innovations using alternative materials, non-combustible materials and other innovative products like their patented STFE technology. 

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


*Construction people solving construction problems*

This week on #BreakingGround host Carol Tallon chats to Ciaran Brennan, CEO LiveCosts and host of the Time Materials podcast on iPropertyRadio about the company’s recent investment/funding from Nemetschek and their mission of Digital Transformation for SME builders in Ireland, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.  

*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*

Watch back and listen back: https://ipropertyradio.com/shows/

Produced by Hear Me Roar Media https://hearmeroarmedia.com/



  • Hopes a walkway can be developed between Garryvoe and Ballycotton in East Cork: Proposed route would cross Special Area of Conservation and any development would have to be ‘very sensitive’ to the local fauna and flora, councillors told https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/munster/arid-41132221.html


  • Planning refused for residential and commercial building at site of former Cork city pub as scale, height, design, and external treatments of the proposed new building would not be appropriate for the site’s location. https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/arid-41133781.html


  • 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: *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






Crowd-sourcing answers topical property questions:    

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: https://www.amazon.com/Carol-Tallon/

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. 

Join the Facebook Group here to contribute: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IrishPropertyBuyers/

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