Sunday Property Round-Up April 11th, 2021


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: 















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!)


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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.

Before the Easter break I sat down (virtually!) with Paul McKenna, CEO of Mac-Group  the specialist construction, interiors and modular contractors based in Dublin, Newry and Birmingham. Topics discussed include the early days of the business, the importance of team, the value of experience to hone sector expertise, and what lessons the Irish Government can learn from the UK and other country’s handling of the construction industry during the pandemic.


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  • Phoenix Park at risk of being sliced up for building projects, warns Senator










*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*














  • Also – Clondalkin flagship project to begin this week: With the easing of restrictions on construction from tomorrow, building will start on the Kilcarbery Grange, the first public-private housing project to result from the government’s Rebuilding Ireland plan











  • Long awaited Athenry Gaelscoil campus progresses to design stage


  • Planners give the green light to IDA’s €11m Limerick site: State agency remains on track to deliver 19 new buildings to aid regional development















  • Proptech Ireland is updating the database of 2021 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 * 







  • The Benefits Of PropTech For Property Managers


















  • Three-bed semis reaching sale agreed in record two weeks: With no need to schedule appointments, potential buyers are making swift bids on the back of virtual viewings, according to REA’s latest Average House Price index



  • Arrival of Spanish competition sparks ‘mortgage war’ as Irish banks finally cut lending rates




  • MUD Act: bringing home owners together for the common good: The Multi-Unit Developments Act, which regulates the ownership and management of the common areas of multi-unit developments, is ten years old. We examine its efficiency …











  • The future of the office: top global trends for 2021 – The pandemic has brought about radical changes, and while the death of the office has been predicted, hybrid working appeals to a large number of workers, pointing to a demand to return to the office




  • Dublin Industrial and Logistics MarketView Q1 2021 | CBRE







  • Monasterevin pub and off-licence guiding €400,000: Protected structure Finlay’s is ideal for an owner-occupier or as an investment property for rental income


  • Michael Fassbender’s family apply for permission to open ‘acting school’ in Kerry
















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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 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. 


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