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:

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  • After Luxembourg, Ireland is the second-richest country in the world on a GDP per capita basis with $107,000, followed by Switzerland at nearly $94,000. Ireland’s GDP per capita has seen a significant increase in recent years due to its pro-business environment, low corporate tax rates, and a highly educated workforce that attracts foreign direct investment. https://www.visualcapitalist.com/worlds-richest-countries-2023-gdp-per-capita/

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!

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*iPropertyRadio is part of Ireland’s Property District: https://propertydistrict.ie



  • Islands of Ireland: Rolling hills and peek-a-boo goats at Hog Island, County Clare: Legend has it that Gráinne defeated her lover, Diarmuid, in a stone-throwing contest from Kilrush. The winning rock measured 8 feet by 8 feet and landed on Hog Island — and it’s still there  https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/outdoors/arid-41103823.html


  • Deloitte’s 2023 Crane Survey analyses Ireland’s real estate landscape, from planning applications to completions – download the report here: https://deloi.tt/3nvLu7F
  • Brakes put on Bishopstown student accommodation development following appeals: In a bid to overturn the decision by Cork City Council to approve planning, three third-party appeals have now been lodged  https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/arid-41105176.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
  • Cork-based woman’s business is helping the construction industry access and save money on materials: LINDA KENNY continues her series with women taking part in the New Frontiers Programme at the Rubicon Centre, MTU. She chats to Monika Wojtek of BuildZon  https://www.echolive.ie/wow/arid-41105185.html


  • Environmentalist hit out at proposed natural gas facility for Port of Cork: More than 20 environmentalist groups in Ireland have issued a letter calling for the Port of Cork to reconsider its decision  https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/arid-41106664.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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