Irish property and construction news

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:


Well done to all the nominees and winners of the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2023!! #ipropertyradio #construction #ireland #building #home #ICIAward #irish

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  • The team at Property District were delighted to support the Irish Construction Industry Awards this week, it was a great event! The level of skill and innovation on display from all the shortlisted companies was truly world-class, showcasing some of the most forward-thinking projects our industry has to offer. Seeing the variety of projects and the calibre of entries was a testament to the incredible work being done in Ireland’s construction industry. Huge congratulations to all the shortlisted firms for setting such a high standard and to the winners, whose projects have helped to raise the bar for excellence. We are so proud of our industry’s visionaries and creators, the planners and the builders – your work is shaping our skylines and communities for the better. Well done to everyone involved! 👏
  • 10th National Business Post Property Summit: I look forward to hosting a fireside chat with placemaking champion,  Alison (Ali) Harvey, discussing ways to revitalise our town centres – full agenda at:

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(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!)

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This week on iPropertyRadio… 

#Property Roundup

This week on the #PropertyRoundup on iProperty Radio, I am joined by Majella Galvin, chartered surveyor, estate agent, registered valuer and Director at DNG MICHAEL GALVIN Auctioneers in Bandon. Majella discusses the supply and demand of new and second-hand property in Cork and regions of Cork County, and how DNG Galvin helps those preparing to sell their home.

Majella and the team will also be running a series of seller and buyer workshops in the New Year, contact DNG Galvin for more information:

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#Proptech Hot Seat

In the ‘Proptech Hot Seat’ is Fred Jones, Chief Operating Officer with proptech homebuyer UPSTIX. Fred joins me to discuss how UPSTIX uses AI to give valuations on homes. He gives an overview of the benefits of the platform for those who would take a reduction in price in favour of speed.  Listen back to the full interview to hear about the trends in the market at the moment.

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

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On #BreakingGround we are joined by Thomas Campbell, managing director of TA

Thomas joins us today to discuss some recent contract wins, including a design & build prohect in Tinahely on behalf of Wicklow County Council, and the redevelopment of a site in Ballinakill town centre in Co Laois. He also talks about the emergence of integrated design teams to speed up the delivery of vital new homes and infrastructure. Learn more about TA Group here-

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

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  • 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 
  • Agri and sales take off – An imminent change to nitrate usage rules on farms is being reflected in brisk sales of land as farmers in the dairy heartlands of north Tipperary bid to increase their holdings to ward off significant cuts to their incomes.



  • 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 👉






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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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