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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:

  • We are delighted to be involved in The National Property Awards 2024 for the third consecutive year.  This is fast becoming the highlight of Ireland’s property calendar, recognising not only excellence but also innovation across our industry. In addition to showing the best in construction and real estate, it is fantastic to see the award categories include sustainability, placemaking, CSR (incorporating social value), buyers’ agency and future leaders, which we are particularly excited about! Entries are now open and we look forward to showcasing and celebrating the very best of the built environment… 
  • RTÉ boss eyes €2m sale of Cork building and views potential new city centre base: RTÉ understood to have viewed space in One Albert Quay building, as director general Kevin Bakhurst says increase in production from Cork is under consideration

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!)

SUNDAY LISTEN – iProperty Radio

Later this month, iProperty Radio celebrates 5 years of broadcast! What started as a one-hour radio show for the industry, airing live from Dublin every week, is now the global hub for radio shows, podcasts and video interviews focusing on the built environment.  By embracing creation, rather than fearing competition, we brought some of the very best industry content together in one place and the channel now features shows on resi and commercial real estate, proptech, construction, sustainability and placemaking, from Ireland, the UK, Mainland Europe, America and Australia – the uniting theme is one of innovation and a shared mission to spread interesting ideas that have the potential to transform the built environment for the better. 

Producer Katie Tallon and all the team at Property District are excited to unveil the new Construction Leader series on ‘Breaking Ground’ for 2024 – we look forward to hearing from the visionaries and changemakers shaping our skylines and serving communities (there will be a special focus on recruitment challenges and attracting new talent into the industry).

Huge thanks to all of the show hosts, production teams, expert guests, brave innovators who dare to do things differently, and a special word of thanks to YOU the industry for demonstrating your support though every view, listen and download – we appreciate every single one! 

Looking at the Irish marketplace, Property District is ending 2023 with an average of 1.5+ million digital impressions PER MONTH across our brands, including iProperty Radio, Irish Real Estate and Breaking Ground – Ireland’s Construction hub, which is huge for this industry. Thank you. And if you are toying with the idea of a new podcast or video show in 2024 that will add value to the industry, contact to discuss a strategy. 

#Property Roundup

Joining us this week is Clement Herron, of Clement Herron Real Estate in Portlaoise to discuss property market expectations for 2024,the impact of poor rental policy and the reason why his firm had to serve 35+ notices to quit this week. Clement examines the ongoing exodus of landlords from the market, pointing to a worrying trend that affects both the rental sector and housing availability. But who’s buying?

Also, the iProperty Radio team, in partnership with, will be travelling across the country in 2024, meeting estate agents and learning about rental and sales trends on the ground. If you would like to get involved in these ‘Property Roundup’ shows, email

*Property Roundup is sponsored by, Ireland’s most visited property website 

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#Proptech Hot Seat

In the ‘Proptech Hot Seat’ this week is Wouter Truffino, Initiator of Holland ConTech & PropTech and co-founder of EUBIN – European Building Innovation Network. Wouter joins us to discuss the Proptech ecosystem in 2024, the inaugural Global ESG Awards at MIPIM, and industry-led tech solutions for carbon offsetting.

The Global ESG Awards, of which iProperty Radio is delighted to be the media partner, are taking place at MIPIM 2024 in Cannes on March 12th. Applications are open until January 31st – apply now👉

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

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How does Amvic Ireland deliver carbon negative homes?

On ‘Breaking Ground’ this week Cillian Canavan, Business Development Manager with Amvic Ireland, joins us to discuss Amvic Ireland’s journey to delivering carbon negative homes, and the pipeline for 2024. Watch/listen back to hear Cillian outline the benefits of ICF including decreased labour costs, little waste and time saving.

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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Produced by Katie Tallon, with Hear Me Roar Media on sound



  • ‘A fantastic amenity’: Work set to begin on multi-use games area in Cork: The local authority will “request orders for work to commence on the design and installation of the Muga in quarter one of 2024”.


  • 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


  • The Impact of the New Infrastructure Guidelines by Robert Costello, Partner, PwC Ireland – Will the changes expedite capital delivery? In late December, the Department of Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform (DPENDR) published the anticipated Infrastructure Guidelines, replacing the Public Spending Code 2019 and interim changes announced by the Department in March last year via Circular 06/2023. But what do they mean for delivering our National Development Plan?


  • 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 👉






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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