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Weekly Irish property market news and insights – for the industry, by the industry  

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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: 

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!)

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CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT NEWS

  • Thousands of approved homes in Cork remain unbuilt; calls for reform of planning: “There is no shortage of appropriately zoned land, there’s no shortage of granted planning permission, but development isn’t taking place.”  https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/arid-40959719.html
  • ‘Monumental challenge’ to meet housing targets, say Cork construction bosses: Leaders in both the private and social housing sectors said that the rising cost of building homes is creating a core viability issue in the industry.  https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/arid-40959959.html

PROPTECH, ESG, MMC & CONSTRUCTION INNOVATION

  • Proptech Ireland is updating the database of 2022 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
  • The building site of the future… from design and production, right through to site management5G, BIM, big data, automation, artificial intelligence, drones, offsite construction, green, VR, AR, XR… what are we missing?  🔗 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
  • Construction tech firm Modulous raises $11.5 million to help developers, architects, and general contractors build net-zero modular homes without a factory: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/construction-tech-firm-modulous-raises-11-5-million-to-help-developers-architects-and-general-contractors-build-net-zero-modular-homes-without-a-factory-301621685.html

CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT 

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY NEWS (including PRS)

  • More than 90% of Cork city’s Hap properties fail inspections: One councillor said he has noticed that when properties fail on a serious issue, some landlords used it as an excuse to serve a notice to quit on their tenants to facilitate the property upgrades https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/munster/arid-40960823.html

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY NEWS

  • Dockline, the 80,000 sq ft redeveloped office building in the heart of Dublin’s IFSC, has reached 95% occupancy and has been awarded LEED Platinum for its ESG credentials: https://irishbuildingmagazine.ie/2022/09/12/dockline-office-nearly-fully-let-after-green-renewal/ 
  • How Ikea turned Ireland into a €30bn cosy home for retail profits: From a discreet building in Ballsbridge, a few dozen staff running the Ingka Group’s international bank and financial investment fund now manage over €30bn in liquid assets – and counting https://lnkd.in/ejfGTAqp 

INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY NEWS

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