Weekly irish property new

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: 

  • *[INSTITUTIONAL] funds blocked from buying 31,000 homes in two years: Thousands of houses and duplexes have been ringfenced for individual buyers after a measure was introduced by Government following a public outcry *incorrect terminology removed https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/politics/arid-41175823.html

*The Property District pack continues to grow (albeit temporarily!) – welcome Jake for #WildWednesday 🐾 (Daisy has some personal work to do to live up to our inclusivity promise!). Also, this is a quick reminder that the Property District offices in Dublin and Galway will close on Wednesdays for July and August as we release our team back into the wild – join us for #WildWednesday here: https://propertydistrict.ie/wildwednesday-challenging-techies-to-disconnect-and-creatives-to-reconnect/ 

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. 

Do you 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!

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and check out all of the other real estate and construction shows on  https://ipropertyradio.com/shows/

This week on iPropertyRadio… 

#Property Roundup

This week on #PropertyRoundup, host Carol Tallon chats to Dr. Kieran McQuinn, Research Professor with the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). Kieran joins Property Roundup to discuss the rising house prices and rents across Ireland. He explains that despite 30,000+ houses expected to be completed next year, demand will reach 35,000-40,000 units and that social and affordable housing is crucial for lower-income households without State support.

We need to brace for rising house prices as price decline is unlikely. He also states that we may not see a decline for another 12-24 months. 

Watch/ listen back: https://ipropertyradio.com/property-matters/

#Proptech Hot Seat


Watch/ listen back: https://ipropertyradio.com/proptech-hot-seat/

AI for Real Estate Management In the iPropertyRadio.com Proptech Hot Seat with host Carol Tallon this week is Tom Shrive, CEO and Ben Yexely, Head of Business Development for AskPorter, an AI messaging platform that optimises property & facilities management, reducing admin and the cost of management. They both join to talk about how AskPorter utilises AI to improve occupier experience by automating the heavy lifting needed to manage assets so that individuals can focus on the bigger picture. AskPorter is designed specifically for property and facilities management and has the market context to guide operators through unique challenges and pressures that come from managing physical assets. It also minimises errors and inefficiencies.


This week on #BreakingGround host Carol Tallon chats to Ulrik raysse, Founding Partner of ARROW Architects to discuss placemaking, Scandinavian design principles and how they integrated the heritage of the Docklands into Dublin Landings.  

Dublin Landings development has won many awards and showcases an innovative collaboration between Scandinavian and Irish design. 

Watch back and listen back: https://ipropertyradio.com/breaking-ground/

Watch back and listen back to all shows at: https://ipropertyradio.com/shows/

Produced by Hear Me Roar Media https://hearmeroarmedia.com/



  • Sign of old Cork to be restored and preserved: Benchmarks resemble a crow’s foot design with a horizontal line on top, and were carved into stones, pillars, corners and buildings, which 19th century engineers used as a surveying guide https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/arid-41175355.html


  • Permission for almost 200 homes near Cork to be quashed: Bmor warned locals if the judicial challenge is not withdrawn by Friday, it “will have no choice but to comply with the increased density required by the Cork City Development Plan if we go for a renewed permission”. https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/munster/arid-41177938.html
  • Planning has been granted for change of use to allow the redevelopment of Cavan Town’s former Melbourne Bakery as a new healthcare centre. The proposal dovetails with continuing discussions regarding the as yet still undecided Cavan Town Masterplan, but for which there are proposals to build three centrally located apartment blocks. https://www.anglocelt.ie/2023/07/03/planning-for-former-melbourne-site/


  • 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







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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