Sunday Property Round-Up 19th July, 2020

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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: 

















  • Institutional investment is vital to Ireland’s real estate sector: In uncertain times, it is vital that government policy aids the positive impact that institutional investors have in this country





  • Iconic Offices is launching a new monthly webinar series to explore a variety of Future of Work topics with a panel of industry experts. First up, the panel will be taking a look at Navigating the Covid-19 Landscape – Restructuring, Returning & Reimagining Dublin’s Working World. As the working world continues to see the impact of COVID-19, this live webinar aims to bring a real-time, informative and dynamic conversation with Commercial Real Estate (CRE) & flexible workspace industry leaders who are currently navigating ‘The New Norm’ within the workplace, providing invaluable insights from the ground.

    I (Carol Tallon) on behalf of Property District Ireland will lead the panel of industry experts, which includes Jerry Corcoran of BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland, Michael Healy of Savills Ireland and Joe McGinley of Iconic Offices. This live webinar is aimed to help you make informed decisions and develop a return-to-office plan that places people first. Offering guidance on how to safely operate in this new context, requiring a series of interconnected changes that will impact an offices physical design, service, policies, staffing practices, and more. Taking place Thursday 23rd July from 12.00 – 1.00pm, save your space 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!)





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 ( The team delivers 60 minutes of industry chat weekly with guests from the areas of planning, construction, property and proptech. 

Produced by Katie Tallon of Hear Me Roar Media



On #PropertyMatters this week:

Barry Cull of AIB, Damien Kilgannon of IDA Ireland and Ronan McGrath of McGrath Construction Consultants and Elevation Construction Network

Listen back:


Produced by Katie Tallon, Hear Me Roar Media

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*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*
























  • City Council to apply for €15million loan for land for social and affordable housing


  • Falcon lands planning for €500m North Quay project: The eight-hectare mixed-use scheme in Waterford city will be the biggest in the history of the south-east 









  • An Bord Pleanála Considering Proposal For Almost 400 New Homes In Clane. | Kfm Radio









  • Proptech Ireland is updating the database of 2020 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: *PROPTECH INNOVATORS and STARTUPS * 


  • New CPD: Innovate Together –
    McKeon Group has been approved as a Registered Training Provider with Engineers Ireland and is now offering CPD titled ‘Innovate Together’:





  • Irish-invented smart water valve has potential to lower insurance premiums
















  • Permanent TSB has agreed a three-year partnership with the Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance to support the agency’s work developing fully integrated, co-operative and affordable housing schemes across the country.










  • Q2 Dublin office take-up is weakest on record: In a turbulent quarter marred by the Covid-19 crisis, take-up consisted of just 6,970 square metres across 13 lettings




















  • Northern retail centres bounce back as lockdown is lifted: Property management firm Lotus Property has seen a huge boost in the performance of tenants since the easing of the Covid-19 restrictions









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 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. 

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