Weekly irish property new

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:

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  • The industry FINALLY stands up for itself in the face of relentless – and often inaccurate – media commentary: Inflation is the root of our housing problem, not property developers: Michael O’Flynn disputes the idea that the private sector is at fault for the housing crisis has issued a list of questions for Rory Hearne to answer “promptly and publicly” https://www.irishexaminer.com/opinion/commentanalysis/arid-41003567.html

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!)


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  • Planning regulator accused of ‘overreach’: Members of Cork County Council are understood to be seeking legal advice on taking court action against directives to reverse decisions affecting its future zoning plans in Carrigtwohill, Bantry, and Fermoy  https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/arid-41000306.html

Landowners warned over new residential site tax  https://connachttribune.ie/landowners-warned-over-new-residential-site-tax/amp/

  • ‘Better buildings’ awards in Cork: The Cork Business Association (CBA), with Cork City Council, Clarendon Properties, and The Echo, announced the winners of the 2022 Cork Better Buildings Awards at a ceremony held at The Metropole Hotel. https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/arid-41004974.html
  • Works under way on Mahon modular homes for Ukrainian refugees: ‘It is expected the rapid-build homes for families fleeing the war in Ukraine will be installed during January/February 2023 as site enabling works are completed in Mahon,’ OPW statement said  https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/munster/arid-41001218.html


  • 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: *https://prop-tech.ie/register/ * and email product or service details to hello@prop-tech.ie
  • An exploration of MULTIFAMILY, PROPTECH and SUSTAINABILITY for Irish real estate: Well done to the Bisnow team on hosting an excellent Housing Conference at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday. There were so many highlights from the various panels and presentations across the day, particularly:
  • The straight-talking Dr. Brian Hughes, who shared his true feelings about Ireland’s National Planning Framework – it was a view shared by many in the room!
  • I was delighted to host a fireside chat with Ben Preece, Managing Director of Hali to talk about community experience in Cherrywood.
  • PROPTECH: On the technology front, there was a particularly interesting chat including Claire Percy of IRES, Adam Rooney of SW3 Capital and Occu Living, Benjamin Preece of Hali, Justin Harleyof Yardi, Jon Hammond of Parcel Pending by Quadient and Leo Colgan. There was a great discussion about sustainability – Claire Percy rightly identified this as “existential” to real estate operations today – tenant experience and, critically, the need for technology solutions to be comprehensive and/or to integrate well for frictionless user experience.
  • A particular highlight for me was introducing our keynote speaker for the event, real estate investment industry veteran Robert E. Hart, founder, chief executive, and president of Los Angeles-based TruAmerica Multifamily. Bob has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all facets of multifamily and improving the service offering for all tenants.






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