Sunday Property Round-Up 5th 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: 




  • Variety of housing schemes hit number of setbacks in the Liberties: Dublin City Council refuses permission for hotels and student accommodation in inner-city area



















  • Property report claims house prices have fallen by 3% since 2019







  • OPR Launches New Online Research and Training Resource: The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR), has developed and launched a new on-line resource which brings together a broad range of planning related research material, training materials and the OPR’s planning library in one central location.







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. 



This week we have chosen to run our Co-living Special from the archives as we know this is an increasingly controversial – and arguably, misunderstood – type of housing here in Ireland. We need many more housing options, not just co-living, and we cannot allow a NIMBY approach to dictate housing delivery. We do, of course, need to address the very real concerns of neighbouring residents, members of the political opposition (now Government – what a difference a day makes!) and housing commentariat. 

Joining us on the show is Anil Khera, Founder and CEO of Node, Ed Burke, Founder of RooMigo and Claire-Maya Chawaf, a member of Roomigo. 

Also featured is news of Bartra Capital Property Group‘s Dun Laoghaire project and an interview with (then) Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy, where he explains his position on co-living.


Produced by Katie Tallon, Hear Me Roar Media


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  • 3 essential features now more important than transport for house buyers as demand surges












*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*






  • Lensmen: Documenting Construction Project Updates – The importance of maintaining site records in substantiating or defending delay claims:

    “While the evidence of experts is useful in a delay claim, contemporaneous records is the best evidence…The judgement is a reminder that the opinion of a delay expert alone will not substitute the requirement for evidence of the actual cause and impact of an alleged delay. The use of expert evidence must be connected to the factual evidence from the project site.”

































  • Maurice Buckley inaugurated as 128 President of Engineers Ireland










  • 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 * 






























  • Ten thousand homes sold in areas at risk of coastal flooding: Study finds climate change poses danger to homes bought over past ten years, particularly in Louth and Clare






































Crowd-sourcing answers topical property questions:    


Irish Property Buyers Handbook annuals


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:



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