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

The National Property Awards were held at the InterContinental Hotel on Thursday, hosted by Ivan Yates, celebrating the very best achievements from across Ireland’s built environment – Full details: 

Winners announced on the night included:

  • Buyer’s Agent of the Year – Liz O’Kane
  • Future Leader in Property – Hugo Deegan, Owen Reilly
  • Proptech Award of the Year – Property Button
  • Asset Management Company of the Year – Aviva
  • Developer of the Year – Cairn Homes
  • Marketing Team of the Year – Glenveagh
  • Placemaking Initiative of the Year – The Shannon Airport Group
  • Property Management Company of the Year – Schnittger Bourne
  • Renovation/Redevelopment/Repurposing of the Year – Core Capital with Henry J Lyons for Clery’s Quarter Project
  • Social Housing Development of the Year– Tuath for Springville House
  • Office Retrofit Social Impact Initiative of the Year – Civic Engineers
  • Sustainability Initiative of the Year – Mola for The Campus, Cherrywood
  • Irish Estate Agency of the Year – Owen Reilly
  • Outstanding Leader in Property – Majella Galvin, DNG Galvin Estate Agents 
  • Lifetime Achievement – Pat Davitt, Chief Executive, IPAV
  • Only three Irish companies have been included on a list of Europe’s fastest-growing firms: At 257, Alchemy Global Solutions, a Dublin-based firm that recycles and refurbishes electronic devices, is the highest-ranking Irish company with a CAGR rate of 98.9 per cent. Bevcraft Group, the Mullingar-based canning company is in 298th place with GAGR of 88.4 per cent for the four-year review period. Revenues for the firm rose from €1.3 million to€8.9 million between 2019 to 2022. In 768th spot is MyComplianceOffice (MCO) a regulatory tech company led by Brian Fahey. 

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(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

#Property Roundup

*The Business of Estate Agency*

This week on #PropertyRoundup on iProperty, host Carol Tallonis joined by series co-host, Emmet J’s Client Partnership Director in the offices of Keenan Auctioneers in Kingscourt, Co. Cavan where we sat down with estate agent Donal Keenan MIPAV to talk business. We also take a look at local property market trends, their marketing journey led by Emma O’Reilly MIPAV and how they win instruction locally. 

*Also, the iProperty Radio team, in partnership with, 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

*Property Roundup is sponsored by, Ireland’s most visited property website 

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#Proptech Hot Seat

*100 Million Trees Project*

In the Proptech Hot Seat on iProperty Radio this week are Richard Mulcahy and David Mulcahy, co-founders of the 100 Million Trees Project – an initiative that aims to see the planting of 100 million native Irish trees throughout Ireland over the next decade.

With the 100,000th tree planted earlier this month, they are well on their way to their 100 million target, and one million of these are due to be planted over the next year. Listen back to learn about the Japanese method used to plant 2,500 trees (15-17 species) in a quarter of an acre!

Proptech Hot seat is sponsored by Proptech Ireland, the hub for innovators, investors and industry leaders

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*Construction Materials Exchange*

On #BreakingGround on iProperty Radio this week is Rachel Loughrey, Programme Manager within the Irish Green Building Council. Rachel joins us to discuss the new Construction Materials Exchange platform (CMEx Platform) and the staggering waste stats of the Irish demolition and construction industry, which is currently up at 57.5%.

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

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Produced by Katie Tallon, with Hear Me Roar Media on sound



  • Developer exploring re-use of Cork’s iconic R&H Hall lettering: The high-level R&H Hall signage which was removed from the landmark silos during demolition work on Cork’s south docks may be incorporated into the new public realm planned for the area


  • RURAL IRELAND: In advance our meeting this week,  a survey issued to the new industry group established for housing developers, property investors and estate agents trying or intending to deliver new homes, businesses or important infrastructure in RURAL IRELAND – if you did not receive this, please email to get involved.


  • MMC Ireland announces two-day MMC Ireland National Conference 2024 which takes place in Kilkenny 22nd & 23rd May 👉Book at: Also, if you have a passion to drive the adoption of MMC in Ireland and genuine willingness to collaborate, email or visit 👉 


  • 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: * * 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 👉
  • Congratulations to the Property Button team (founded by the late, and sadly missed, Jim Urell) on being named ‘Proptech of the Year’ at the National Property Awards 2024, it was a worthy acknowledgment of the positive impact this innovative company has had on Ireland’s property market (saving agents hours per week!) – check out the company’s offering at:






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