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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: 

  • Property District West: All PR and communications (ghostwriting, social media management, public consultation and community engagement for placemaking) available through Irish from our Galway base in An Cheathrú Rua. Email for further information.
  • Ordnance Survey Ireland welcomes the publication of the Tailte Éireann Bill 2022, providing for the establishment of Tailte Éireann to provide access to innovative, customer-focused, and unified land and property information services in Ireland

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!)


What started as #PropertyMatters, a single 60-minute show on Dublin South FM 93.9FM every Tuesday night, has now evolved into an online station hosting the very best construction, urban planning, property and proptech radio shows and podcasts from around the world. Our new website – produced by Hear Me Roar Media – offers audiences live and recorded access to global built environment content. To have your industry podcast included in the iPropertyRadio line-up, or to contribute as a guest on any of our shows, email the iPropertyRadio team at

On #PropertyMatters on @ipropertyradio this week…

Igor Fleming, Managing Director of Dublin Lettings, joins host Carol Tallon to discuss Dublin’s rental market, landlord trends and how renters can set themselves apart from the crowd when it comes to securing a home (less tech and more old school rapport building!).

Watch back: 

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ALSO: Tenants are in line for a first-of-its-kind tax credit on their monthly rent under measures being considered for the Budget later this month. And despite recent controversy over the number of landlords in the Dáil, there may also be new incentives for property owners who agree to long-term leases.

To discuss this further, Newstalk Breakfast spoke to Carol Tallon CEO of Property District



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  • Average first-time buyers’ mortgage is now at its highest on record – surpassing even Celtic Tiger boom-time levels, new figures show. It rose by more than €30,000 in the past 12 months to almost €263,500, a 13% increase
  • A woman was asked for intimate photos of herself in her underwear by her landlord, who cut contact with her after she tried to get her deposit back from him. The student was also offered a bed-sharing arrangement with a different landlord just weeks later




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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