Sunday Property Round-Up July 23rd 2023

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: 















*Reminder that the Property District offices in Dublin and Galway will close on Wednesdays for July and August as we let our creative talent run wild – you are welcome  to join us for #WildWednesday, details here: 


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!)



We are excited to share the growth of iPropertyRadio! What started as #PropertyMatters, a 60-minute weekly show on Dublin South FM 93.9FM over 4 years ago, has now evolved into a global online station for the best construction, urban planning, property and proptech content. Check out our website,, brought to you by Hear Me Roar Media for live and recorded access to all the week’s built environment news. 

Do you want to have your industry podcast included or be a guest on our shows? Reach out to us at Last year, we hit a massive 7.5 million digital impressions across our brands and this figure is growing – in June 2023, for the first time since we emerged from the pandemic lockdown, monthly ORGANIC digital impressions across Property District’s owned construction and real estate brands exceeded one million (*1,009,883*) – up from a monthly average of 765,876 in Q1! Huge thanks to all of you for your continued support!

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This week on iPropertyRadio… 


#Property Roundup

On #PropertyRoundup host Carol Tallon chats to Tom McCabe, CFA FRM, Head of Research & Insight with Cushman & Wakefield Ireland. Tom joins us today to discuss the Cushman & Wakefield Irish Hotel Market July 2023. Despite a turbulent few years for the hospitality industry, the hotel market has enjoyed a good performance so far in 2023 from a transactional point of view with approximately €130m transacted across nine deals in addition to a number of hotels and sites going sale agreed in recent weeks. 

Read the full report here-


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#Proptech Hot Seat

*Delivering data quality at scale*

In the Proptech Hot Seat with host Carol Tallon this week is Robin Rivaton, CEO of Stonal to discuss his journey into real estate and Stonal. Robin opens the interview talking about what Stonal is, who its customers are, and what problems it is solving. He shared insights into the current state of the real estate sector, from market trends to technological adoption. 

Listen back to the full interview to hear how Stonal is differentiating itself in the crowded UK market and why Stonal is more than just an AI company. 

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


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This week on #BreakingGround host Carol Tallon chats to Laura Conway & Thomas Brennan, self builders from County Kilkenny, you can find their self build journey on Instagram at The_Cabin_Revamp. Laura & Thomas started their self build journey almost 8 years, moving into a cabin on their green field site in hopes of getting planning permission. One wedding, two kids and a pandemic later, the house is well under way and is looking amazing! 

Listen back to hear about all the ups and downs Laura and Thomas have persevered through to get to this stage.

*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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Property District CEO Carol Tallon joined Kieran Cuddihy on Thursday afternoon to discuss why Ireland’s housing ‘crisis’ needs to be upgraded to ‘emergency’ status, particularly to overcome persistent planning failings and speed up delivery of homes (including self-builds)


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  • 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


  • Behind The Numbers: Ireland’s Weakening Innovation Status – Ireland has built a reputation as an international tech hub but its domestic businesses and public services are falling down on digitalisation










  • Proptech startup Stoa slashes workforce after raising $300 million, uncertain future ahead – The company cut its workforce by 80% from around 100 employees to just 20 and said that “there are several deals on the table that the company is considering”












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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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