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

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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: 

  • Property District West: All PR and communications (ghostwriting, social media management, public consultation and community engagement for placemaking) available through Irish from our Galway base in An Cheathrú Rua. Email for further information.

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 our shows, email the iPropertyRadio team at

In the Proptech Hot Seat on this week Maurice Grassau, CEO of proptech Architrave GmbH chats to host Carol Tallon of Proptech Ireland about the Architrave offering.

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Architrave transforms chaos into clarity by equipping asset managers with the digital tools to standardise all document related processes. Adding value at each stage of the asset life-cycle, Architrave helps you transact faster, make data driven decisions and visualise data across your portfolio. Operating across the UK and Europe, their technology and experience is trusted by SEGRO, abrdn, Deka and BNP Paribas.

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  • Landmark buildings in Cork to open their doors to the public for one day: Cork Heritage Open Day, which is organised by Cork City Council in partnership with the Heritage Council, is taking place on Saturday, August 13.

*PLACEengage: The future of speedy, successful placemaking for property developers is here – Property developers and project owners ready Public Consultation are encouraged to contact the PLACEengage team for full details* 


  • ‘A new era for Cork’: Major docklands development gets the green light from planners: Cork City Council has now approved both applications, subject to a number of conditions which have yet to be published
  • Cork County Council told to deal with planning breaches now in city council areas: In one case, five separate court orders secured by the county council in relation to planning breaches on a site that is now in the city have not been enforced


  • 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
  • The building site of the future… from design and production, right through to site management5G, BIM, big data, automation, artificial intelligence, drones, offsite construction, green, VR, AR, XR… what are we missing?  🔗 




  • Architecture studio Snøhetta has revealed the design for a skyscraper in Tokyo, named Shibuya Upper West Project, which is intended to be “a sanctuary of peace and relaxation in the bustle of the city”. The 164.8-metre-tall development, which will be the studio’s largest in Japan, will include shops, apartments, a luxury hotel, and facilities for art and cultural events


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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