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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:

  • We are delighted to be involved in The National Property Awards 2024 for the third consecutive year.  This is fast becoming the highlight of Ireland’s property calendar, recognising not only excellence but also innovation across our industry. In addition to showing the best in construction and real estate, it is fantastic to see the award categories include sustainability, placemaking, CSR (incorporating social value), buyers’ agency and future leaders, which we are particularly excited about! Entries are now open and we look forward to showcasing and celebrating the very best of the built environment… 

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. By way of a sneak preview, we have a super construction leaders series coming to the ‘Breaking Ground’ show for 2024…

This week on iPropertyRadio… 

#Property Roundup

*The Business of Estate Agency*

This week on #PropertyRoundup on iProperty Radio, I am joined by co-host, Emmet Creighton, Client Partnership Director with  in the AMOVE  offices in Kildare town where we sat down with directors Kathy Moran and Tanya Finn to look at the local property market trends. We also discuss the estate agency business throughout and post-Covid, changing careers and the importance of focusing on your property brand:

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

In one of our most listened to ‘Proptech Hot Seat’ shows of 2023, Scott Langbein, MBA, Global Director of Business Development with Topcon Positioning Systems joined us to talk about their new integration platform, Aptix. The platform simplifies the integration of third-party applications and project data commonly used throughout the entire construction project lifecycle. LIsten back to the full interview to learn more!

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

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In one of our most listened to ‘Breaking Ground’ shows of the year, Shane Curran, Managing Director of Interiors with BHA Construction, joins us to talk about the company’s 15 live sites across Dublin and the South East, the changing business model of residential housing delivery, and the growing importance of supporting the supply chain to scale.  He also goes through the team’s tech stack and shares his view on placemaking, creating sustainable communities and what social value looks like in practice. Learn more about BHA

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:

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



  • 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.” 👉 


  • 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 
  • National Philanthropy Policy 2024-2028: Hope for Ireland’s Rural Communities? Building upon the work of PLACEengage – Your Virtual Town Hall and Proptech Ireland, we were delighted to see the publication of Ireland’s first National Philanthropy Policy 2024-2028 this week!  This policy marks an important shift in thinking by the State and could be a genuine game-changer for our rural communities, facilitating innovative solutions for rural challenges and potentially strengthening rural communities to ensure future resilience. Critically, the policy aligns with Sustainable Development Goals (hashtag#SDGs), promising that rural areas are not left behind iour journey towards a sustainable future, and the emphasis on collaboration and enhanced public consultation (Public Consultation Institute of Ireland) opens doors for rural stakeholders to have a stronger voice in shaping initiatives that directly impact their lives. Download the policy in full here:



  • 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:

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