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

CNO Persons of Impact

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:

  • The Property District team is proud to partner with Construction Network Ireland to launch the inaugural *CNI Persons of Impact* initiative for 2022. After a challenging few years, this is aimed at recognising the industry leaders who are making a difference. Help us to identify the real change-makers who inspire you, those who are having a positive impact on our industry right now: Nominate at 👉 
  • The Taoiseach sends a strong message, not just to communities opposing new housing, but to the “possessive” state agencies whose in-fighting is hindering vital placemaking 👏 “People in this country need housing, the younger generations need housing. The OPW, in good faith, is identifying the public land that we have. We’re working with agencies across the length and breadth of the  country, state agencies, to say, what land have you available that we can use to build housing? There tends to be a possessive attitude by agencies and departments and we’re saying from the centre, and I’m saying as Taoiseach, that we need to use land that hasn’t been used in decades for housing”.

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!)


What started as #PropertyMatters, a single 60-minute show on Dublin South FM 93.9FM every Tuesday night, has now evolved into an online station hosting the very best construction, urban planning, property and proptech radio shows and podcasts from around the world. Our new website – produced by Hear Me Roar Media – offers audiences live and recorded access to global built environment content. To have your industry podcast included in the iPropertyRadio line-up, or to contribute as a guest on any of the show on, email

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  • 2023 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for the delivery of offsite and other modern methods of construction in Ireland. Are you involved in the procurement, design, manufacture or delivery of MMC in Ireland? If so, help to shape the future of the industry by adding your voice to the 35+ members already collaborating through MMC Ireland. *Membership fee discount available based on turnover (see the membership form online for further details) Learn more:


  • Proptech Ireland is updating the database of 2022 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 👉
  • Explore digital real estate from the perspective of people. This report looks at the impact on people, the role of data, sector wide implications and identify the actions needed for the sector to move forward: REvolve


  • Global renewables company “commits to Cork” with new HQ: Company has over 900MW of solar and onshore wind developments in the pipeline, including projects based in Cork, which if all fully realised would have the potential to supply up to 300,000 households with clean, renewable energy


  • Homeowners in Dublin’s most affluent coastal areas will struggle to get home insurance due to climate change






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:

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:

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