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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:

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

This week 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, featuring shows on resi/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. 

Looking at the Irish marketplace, Property District is ending 2023 with an average of 1.6+ 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

*Expanding Property Services Across Galway & Mayo in 2024*

Joining us on the ‘Property Roundup’ this week is Property Partners Emma Gill and Claire Glynn of Property Partners Gill & Glynn to discuss their new partnership and market expectations for the West in 2024.

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

How AI will affect the future of real estate

In the Proptech Hot Seat this week is Clara McKibbin, Head of Customer Experience with AskPorter. Clara joins host Carol Tallon to discuss who are askporter‘s customers, what are they helping them solve and what does its technology bring to the industry. Listen back to the full interview to hear Clara’s insights on the sector and if she believes  there is an increased appetite for technology, and more specifically, AI:

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

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Unlocking The Potential of Geospatial Data

On the #BreakingGround show on iProperty Radio this week John Richardson, Lead Geospatial consultant with Murphy Geospatial, joins us to discuss the most common misconceptions about geospatial technologies, managing data and GeoDrive, new specialised mobile-mapping technology. 

Listen back to the full interview to hear what is in store for Murphy Geospatial in 2024. Read more 👉

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

*Watch back and listen back:

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




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



  • Proptech Ireland is updating the database of 2024 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 👉
  • 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 👉






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:

Carol Tallon books