Sunday Property Round-Up, November 2nd, 2019



  • Are you looking for the perfect #tinyhome in Ireland? If so, please register your interest here:

    (Prices will depend on demand re: import costs etc but estimated to be between €25,000-€35,000) *Image below

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  • The next big industry event will be hosted by PlaceTech on  Tuesday (November 5th) in Dublin: and features Michael Guerin of Smart Dublin, Lauren Poon of CallisonRTKL, Karen Muldowney of Shapoorji Pallonji and  Sherry Fitzgerald’s Joanne Geary. I hope to see you all there!










Before we get stuck into the general property news of the week, below are a few 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!)






Property Matters: Ireland’s First Weekly Property Radio Show (& Podcast!):

Ireland’s first weekly property radio show, Property Matters, launched In January 2019 on Dublin South FM 93.9 and is now available internationally via iTunes and Spotify podcast ( Seasoned political broadcaster, Bryan Fox, and I (Carol Tallon) team up to deliver 60 minutes of industry chat with guests from the areas of planning, construction, property and proptech. Produced by Katie Tallon of Hear Me Roar Media.



We have a rental special for ALL members of the family (including our four-legged friends!): 


Tim Kirby, Veterinary Surgeon and Pet Bond Founder talking about:

  • What Petbond is & how we help people looking to find a new pet – A quality system run by vets.
  • Are more likely to be better tenants, and even make better landlords! Risk v Benefit –
  • Solutions to the problem –  Leave as is/change in attitude by landlords/Financial solutions


Clare Connolly, Managing Director of Clare Connolly Estate Agents:

  • Rental market in South Dublin
  • How house hunters can position themselves as best tenants
  • How to convince landlords to allow you have pets


Kate McQuillan, Co Owner of Pet Sitters Ireland

  • Is Ireland becoming more Pet Friendly
  • How the rental market is very different to the USA where landlords charge pet owners when they rent
  • How having a dog offers more home security
  • How we can help pet owners – daily dog walks, pet sitting visits.


Listen back here:–November-29th-2019-e8e2bi



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  • ‪‘It’s one of the many weaknesses of our planning system’ – Pat Kenny gives up on apartment battle –‬






















*PLACEengage: The future of speedy, successful placemaking for property developers is here – Property developers and project owners ready Public Consultation are encouraged to contact the PLACEengage team for full details*












  • Louise McBride has feature on how smart home devices could save you money, from heating and security  right through to smart petcare (anyone who has sat through an all-day conference with me will have seen me use my iPad to check in on my dogs, chat to them and even play with them while administering snacks, via our PetCube!








  • Housing Minister urged to quit as homelessness total exceeds 10,000



































































  • From smart design and planning right through to the smart property transaction, where does your Irish-led or Ireland-based #proptech business sit?  Pease take five minutes to add or update your details to our internationally-shared listing here: SIGN UP HERE: *PROPTECH INNOVATORS and STARTUPS * 














































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 will now appear as part of The Property Insider series, published by Oak Tree Press, the first three titles are now published and available here.


From 2019, the publishers and I want to ensure the content remains topical and we are 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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