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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:

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!)

Big celebrations this week on iPropertyRadio!

🏗 4 years, 400+ guests, and 7,483,426 social media impressions in 2022…

This week, we celebrate 4 years of  ‘Property Matters’ radio show airing on Dublin South 93.9 FM every Tuesday from 6-7pm. What started as a weekly one-hour radio show and podcast quickly transitioned into iPropertyRadio, a 24/7 online channel featuring 12 construction, real estate and proptech podcasts in audio and/or video, from Ireland, the UK, the US and Australia. We look forward to growing our shows in 2023 and continuing our work with amazing show hosts from all around the world 👏 .This milestone marks four years of educating, entertaining (often accidentally!) and hopefully inspiring listeners.

Back in 2019, we wanted to create a media space that would be unapologetically pro-property; a space to share what is great about the built environment, while having robust conversations about needs to change across the industry. I remain as excited about the industry today as I was 4 years ago (and two decades ago!), and I am optimistic about the sheer potential that innovative proptech and contech can unleash. Back in 2019, my co-host Bryan Fox was definitely the early driver of this radio show, despite having a heavy broadcasting schedule with daily news bulletins and his own Friday Forum show every week.

Katie Tallon was our very first show producer, with Emma Hayes filling the many roles of guest booker, script writer and stand-in host when needed (with Gavin J Gallagher)! Since then Amey PuroBríd Molloyand most recently Chikumo Fiseko have helped to make this digital brand what it is today – the widest reaching digital brand in Ireland dedicated to the built environment – averaging 765,876 social impressions every month!

Thank you to the Ireland’s Property District and Hear Me Roar Media teams, the Dublin South 93.9 FMcrew, the 400+ guests who have shared their expertise and industry insights with us, and to everyone who listens regularly and engages with us online – we appreciate your support 🙏

This week on iPropertyRadio

Understanding Ireland’s Commercial Property Dynamics

This week on ‘Property Matters’ on iPropertyRadio, host Carol Tallon is joined by John McCartney, Director & Head of Research at BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland, to discuss the latest Construction PMI and Ireland’s commercial property dynamics, with a particular focus on offices and logistics.

Watch back and listen back:

The business case for stellar tenant engagement

In the Proptech Hot Seat with host Carol Tallon this week are Jeremy Heath-Smith, CEO of  Spike Global, and Susan Barrett, Spike Global’s representative in the irish market, to discuss the growing importance of tenant engagement for building owners/managers. We also explore changes in tenant needs and expectations since the pandemic.

Watch back and listen back:

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  • Cork residents begin protest at construction site and call for homes to go on open market: Residents said the protest, which began this morning, will “remain in place until meaningful engagement from the developer”. Also: Developer contacts Killeens residents following protest at housing estate: The committee has said the protest will continue until residents meet with the developer and until the developer “considers the needs and concerns of the estate, as well as revisit the existing agreement with the housing services”.


Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien and Sean O’Connor, chief executive of the housing association Túath, at the official opening of the refurbished complex. Photograph: Damien Eagers for The Irish Times

  • Work begins on €10m supermarket for Cork commuter town: The new Carrigaline store will bring to 26 the number of Aldi stores in Cork, while the retailer currently employs over 1,000 people in the county.


  • 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 👉



A €1.8 million design classic in Dublin 2 and our pick of the homes for sale in Ireland this week: Grainne Rothery’s pick of the properties available to buy in Ireland this week

  • Renters’ tax relief: What you need to know: South Munster Citizens Information provides advice around tax relief and other tax issues for people renting in Ireland, a topical subject due to the new Rent Tax Credit which was introduced last month




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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.

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