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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:

  • The iProperty Radio team are back on the road with and tomorrow/Monday’s show will be coming to you from AMOVE in Kildare town – plenty of insights as we hear about the local marketplace and dig a little deeper in the business of estate agency in 2023…

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!)

SUNDAY LISTEN – iProperty Radio

For anyone following the iProperty Radio journey over the past five years (we’re officially five years broadcasting in January 2024!), the growth in audience numbers, video watches and volume of engagements across our social media has been nothing short of phenomenal for a few weekly niche real estate and construction chats per week – our digital reach/impressions (different metrics on different channels) now consistently exceeds 1.2 million per month and regularly exceeds 1.5 million. There are now 13 different shows on the channel, from Ireland, mainland Europe, the UK, the US and Australia, with five of those focused on the Irish marketplace. As we approach our 5th birthday, we would like to thank all of our sponsors, guests and contributors, and you the industry for giving us your time and attention. We genuinely appreciate it and want to keep getting better for you. We have a super construction leaders series coming to the ‘Breaking Ground’ show for 2024. Over the coming weeks we have a great line-up, including an interview with Ronan Lyons about why the government consistently underestimates Ireland’s growth and what  can be done to improve project viability across the regions. 

This week on iPropertyRadio… 

#Property Roundup

*Regional Rental Storm Brewing*

This week on #PropertyRoundup on, host Carol Tallon is joined by Ronan Lyons, associate professor at Trinity College Dublin and economist with to discuss the rental storm brewing for regional areas across Ireland. We also discuss the key difficulty with the national planning framework (NPF), which underpins our planning strategy and implementation. 

Specifically we talked about the impacts of the government’s systematic underestimation of Ireland’s growth (and possible reasons for this). 

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 

*Watch/ listen back: 

#Proptech Hot Seat

In the final Proptech Hot Seat show of 2023 is Guy Windsor Lewis, CEO & Founder of Locale. Guy joins host Carol Tallon this week to discuss Locale’s offering and the Proptech Perspectives Report 2023. 

The Proptech Perspectives Report can be found here: 

Listen back to the full interview to hear about his expectations for Proptech and the wider real estate industry in 2024. 

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

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In our final #BreakingGround show of 2023 Pat Barry, CEO of the Irish Green Building Council, joins host Carol Tallon to talk about the work of the IGBC in 2023 and to share insights from the recent ‘Better Homes’ conference. He also explains the Home Performance Index and breaks down the 35 critical metrics for project owners.

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

*Watch back and listen back:

Watch back and listen back to all shows at:

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




  • RURAL IRELAND: There is a new group being set up for housing developers, property investors and estate agents trying or intending to deliver new homes, businesses or important infrastructure in rural Ireland – email in confidence to



  • 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: * * 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 👉






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: