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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: 

  • 🚴 PLACEengage  is delighted to sponsor the ‘John Behan Memorial Cycle’ in  An Cheathru Rua, Connemara, 16th September 2023. I know we have lots of cycling enthusiasts in the industry so details of the planned routes (110 km and 65 km) and how to get involved are on the Club Rothaíochta Chonamara page 👉https://www.facebook.com/CRChonamara   Bígí linn!
  • Renter’s tax credit could be increased to almost €800 per person: “Rent is crippling people and while this is welcome, it is not enough … we need something much more radical if we want to actually help the current generation who are stuck in rent” https://iradio.ie/rent-tax-credit/

*Reminder that the Property District offices in Dublin and Galway will close on Wednesdays for July and August as we let our creative talent run wild – you are welcome  to join us for #WildWednesday, details here: https://propertydistrict.ie/wildwednesday-challenging-techies-to-disconnect-and-creatives-to-reconnect/ 

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. 

Do you 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 – in June 2023, for the first time since we emerged from the pandemic lockdown, monthly ORGANIC digital impressions across Property District’s owned construction and real estate brands exceeded one million (*1,009,883*) – up from a monthly average of 765,876 in Q1! Huge thanks to all of you for your continued support!

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and check out all of the other real estate and construction shows on  https://ipropertyradio.com/shows/

This week on iPropertyRadio… 

#Property Roundup

On #PropertyRoundup on iProperty Radio this week I had the opportunity to chat John Foley and Emma O’ Donoghue, Directors at Lifesize Plans Leinster,  about bringing home plans to life in scale.

John and Emma give an overview of the offering and how it can benefit clients (from self-builders and residential developers, right through to landscape architects or State agencies). Lifesize Plans originally started out in Australia, however, John and Emma brought the franchise into the Irish market –  something we needed – and they have big plans for nationwide expansion.

Listening to Emma talk about the different clients they have, there is no restriction and this technology is open to everyone, from renovators to off-plan developers. 

*Pop along to their Dublin 10 facility OPEN DAY on Saturday 19th August 2023 from 10am to 4pm to learn more!

Listen back for more information or check out their website here: https://www.lifesizeplans.com/locations/leinster

*Property Roundup is sponsored by Ireland’s Property District, your industry communications partner: https://propertydistrict.ie*

Produced by Katie Tallon MPRII, with Hear Me Roar Media on sound https://hearmeroarmedia.com 

Watch/listen back: https://ipropertyradio.com/property-matters/ 

#Proptech Hot Seat

In the iPropertyRadio.com Proptech Hot Seat with host Carol Tallon this week is Sean Lyons, Vice President of Business Development with ility. Sean gives an overview of ility and his own journey through real estate and proptech. ility brings a customer centric shift to the world of real estate that adds value and retains customers. Sean discusses data and technology’s role within customer-centric real estate and gives us some real life examples and case studies of ility in action! 

Listen back to the full interview to hear about what the future holds for ility in terms of new projects developments. 

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

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


Pat Kenny Show: Hiking Rent Tax Credit to €800 ‘not near enough’ – The CEO of Property District said “rent at the moment is crippling people.” 




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  • Céard é Comhfhorbairt Áite? “Teastaíonn dea-áitíocht saineolaithe ildisciplíneacha freagraí a chur ar fáil, ach tugann áitíocht maith guth don phobal chun na ceisteanna cearta a chur ar bun.” 👉https://placeengage.com/ceard-e-comhfhorbairt-aite/ 
  • Colbert Station Quarter: Sustainable Communities and Placemaking: We are delighted to announce the new Colbert Quarter – a potentially transformative placemaking project that Property District/PLACEengage were delighted to be involved in – has been nominated in the ‘Sustainable Communities and Placemaking’ category for the Irish Planning Awards 2023! https://placeengage.com/colbert-station-quarter-sustainable-communities-and-placemaking/
  • Owners of derelict buildings in Cork ‘holding the regeneration of towns and villages to ransom’: Following on from our dereliction series on Munster counties back in August 2021, Neil Michael revisits some towns in Cork to see if any progress has been made https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/spotlight/arid-41199913.html


  • ‘Ireland’s New MMC Champion’: Ireland’s MMC sector has seen capacity expand significantly following a series of exciting announcements from www.MMCIreland.ie members over the past 12 months. Irish Construction News/Constructionnews.ie sits down with the industry representative body’s CEO, Paul Tierney, to understand Ireland’s scaling MMC ecosystem, what lessons can be learned from other jurisdictions, and how the State can facilitate the industry in speeding up the delivery of vital new homes, schools, healthcare buildings, and other important infrastructure. Read in full here 👉https://constructionnews.ie/mmc-ireland-paul-tierney/
  • Inflation across Europe is expected to cool significantly this year, with an average forecast of 6.4% for 2023 over the 16 European regions surveyed – down from 12.7% in 2022. Dublin’s is forecast to be lower than the average, at 5%, though still higher than targets, according to the latest construction report from Turner & Townsend https://constructionnews.ie/turner-and-townsend-icms-june/ 


  • 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



Louth’s first ever cost rental homes under way with Tuath Housing

  • Owners of vacant properties in Clare ‘coming out of the woodwork’ due to council action: Kilrush has seen a spate of vacant or derelict buildings being bought, while Lisdoonvarna has benefited from the government’s Town and Village Renewal Scheme https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/spotlight/arid-41201212.html




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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