Sunday Property Round-Up 2nd August, 2020

Subscribe for your weekly property round-up

* indicates required



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: 













  • An Bord Pleanála: Five key takeaways from the planning authority’s annual report: Over 50 judicial reviews were taken against the agency’s decisions in 2019 as it received 119 applications under the fast-track planning scheme













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


Navigating the Covid-19 Landscape – Restructuring, Returning & Reimagining Dublin’s Working World:

We have a special show this week, thanks to the team at Iconic Offices: Listen back to an industry panel made up of Iconic Offices’ CEO Joe McGinley, alongside Michael Healy of Savills and Jerry Corcoran of BNP Paribas Real Estate who join Property District’s Carol Tallon to discuss the impact Covid-19 has had on businesses and how companies are tackling this ‘new norm’. 

Email the Property Matters team at











  • Local residents claim city council breached their constitutional rights in purchasing Kiltulla property

























*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*














  • Tenth of fast-track housing plans delayed | Business Post













  • Fairview hospital seeks contractor for free land deal: Builder of new psychiatric facility would get a 13-acre bank of land and buildings in a highly sought after area of north Dublin













  • Scaled-back Tara Street project hits planning snag: Local authority says Dublin 2 office block, proposed by Eric Kinsella’s Esprit Investments, ‘does not justify’ its proposed height

















  • Planning Permission Granted For 14 Contractor Compounds Attached To Intel’s €3.6 Billion Development. | Kfm Radio















  • Also, Developer Kavanagh is sued over Dublin city centre development: Wicklow man claims the businessman breached contract over joint purchase of property on Grand Canal Street Lower










  • 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 * 







  • Automation and the survival of manufacturing









  • In the Business Post today – House buyers blitz the market as restrictions ease: Pent-up demand has exploded in a frenzy of buying in the weeks following the easing of lockdown restrictions

















  • Millennium Tower apartment up for grabs: Waterside accommodation on the third floor of landmark building, in turnkey condition, is on the market for €530,000









  • Jazz singer Mary Coughlan may be forced to demolish newly erected buildings on her land, after Wicklow County Council refused her permission to retain them.












  • Rents likely to fall at shopping centres, says Blanchardstown owner: Blackstone president Jon Gray has said the future for enclosed malls is likely to be ‘very challenging’























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. 

Join the Facebook Group here to contribute:


Irish Property Buyers Handbook annuals



* indicates required



Sign up to receive Property District's weekly  Sunday Property Round-Up, for all the latest construction, property and proptech news straight to your inbox.