Sunday Property Round-Up April 25th, 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.


 On #PropertyMatters IPropertyRadio this week we are joined by autoplan founder Dr Greg Jackson and Vince Harney, Commercial Finance Director and Real Estate Consultant with Anisorian to discuss digitising pre-planning processes for architects and the likely asset valuation adjustments post-Covid19


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The LDA’s proposed development at the former St Kevin’s Hospital site in Cork. Picture: Cork_CGI



  • Aidan Regan: The house price effect is shaping our society, and not for the better – The increasingly unequal distribution of wealth and property ownership is helping to remould class politics in this country






  • Jeanie Johnston ‘next best viable option’ if Dublin’s whitewater centre plan is shelved – Previously unpublished documents show that Dublin City Council has been advised on other potential uses for George’s Dock if whitewater facility is ultimately shelved










*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*





Business Post: Luke Comer interview









  • Luke Comer interview: ‘I play the world, as long the market has been good there before, I will buy’: From humble beginnings, the Galway developer now presides over a vast property and business empire. Here, he holds forth on the future of the high street, old-fashioned Irish begrudgery, his enduring love of horseracing and the deal Tully Rinckey, a law firm he champions, has reached with the international company Hatstone:















  • An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission to the Land Development Agency for the re-development of St Kevin’s Hospital in Cork city












  • Gas Networks Ireland and Cosgrave Group partner to reduce emissions on Dublin scheme





CURRENT S02 Wk07: Docklands South Central – Frank Mcdonald Vs  Johnny Ronan




Mayo student wins prestigious architectural technology bursary | Connaught Telegraph


  • 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 * 










  • Love Property offers fresh angle on an ideal homes exhibition











City slicker: Modern twist on a classic cottage in Dublin




  • Dwindling Supply Can’t Meet Demand In Property Market Boom


  • Housing supply warning on Arranmore Island after 13% jump in population | Business Post


















The Currency: Stripped for parts: why a sale of Hibernia Reit could well be on the cards






























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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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