Sunday Property Round-Up May 21st 2023

Weekly 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: 


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  • Firstly, some in-house news! We are delighted to unveil our newest division at Property District, a brand-new Media Buying Division, specifically tasked with Identifying waste in construction and real estate advertising spend in Ireland. Right now, print is in decline (-10.4%), digital and social media advertising is on the rise (+6%), and podcast advertising is expected to be the fastest growing sector for maximum reach (+22.3%) – does your advertising budget for 2023 reflect this? If not, check out or chat to our Media Buying Division to assess the return of your current advertising investment and review the full range of options: Email 



  • A huge backlog at the newly-formed land registry body is causing delays for home buyers: Newly-established State agency Tailte Éireann has a backlog of 119,970 applications for land registry services, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 




  • A huge backlog at the newly-formed land registry body is causing delays for home buyers: Newly-established State agency Tailte Éireann has a backlog of 119,970 applications for land registry services, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 










  • Department endorsed lifting of eviction ban due to ‘negative impacts on landlords’: Attorney General Rossa Fanning was of the opinion that any extension of the eviction ban would require ‘substantial evidence and legal and policy justification’







  • Well done to Neil Bannon and all the Bannon team on a hugely successful and enjoyable Property Picnic 2023 in aid of Cancer Trials Ireland: The event took place at Hibernia Real Estate Group Ltd’s 1 Windmill Lane, which is truly one of Dublin’s most stunning buildings, full of legacy and life. Event sponsors Core Capital Limited Glass Bottle, Mastertech Group, Matheson LLP, MCR Group, PrepayPower, House Dublin and Red Rock Developments Ireland were all well represented on the night: This is a wonderful  initiative for a wonderful cause – There is still time to donate at


@ipropertyradio What a night! Delighted to attend Property Picnic 2023 last night in Windmill Lane in aid of CancerTrials Ireland #RedRockDevelopmentsIreland #CoreCapitalLimited #HiberniaRealEstateGroupLtd #MastertechGroup #Bannon #PropertyPicnic #PropertyPicnic2023 #ireland #property #cancertrialsireland #ipropertyradio #propertydistrict #placeengage #irishrealestatenews ♬ Do It Better – Beachcrimes & Tia Tia

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!)



We are excited to share the growth of iPropertyRadio! What started as #PropertyMatters, a 60-minute weekly show on Dublin South FM 93.9FM over 4 years ago, has now evolved into a global online station for the best construction, urban planning, property and proptech content. Check out our website,, brought to you by Hear Me Roar Media for live and recorded access to all the week’s built environment news. 

Want to have your industry podcast included or be a guest on our shows? Reach out to us at Last year, we hit a massive 7.5 million digital impressions across our brands and this figure is growing – Q4 2022/Q1 2023 we now have an  average of 765,876 digital impressions each month, not including radio listenership and website visits. Huge thanks to all of you for your continued support!

This week on iPropertyRadio… 


#Property Roundup

This week on #PropertyRoundup, we chat  to Helen Quigley, Head of Operations & Stakeholder Management at First Home Scheme – a collaboration of AIB, BOI, PTSB, EBS/Haven and the State – which aims to bridge the affordability gap for First Time Buyers and those qualifying under the ‘Fresh Start’ principle. Helen takes us through the application qualification process, which takes a matter of days. Listen back to the full interview to hear about how they can support you through your journey to home ownership. 

Watch/ listen back:


#Proptech Hot Seat


In the Proptech Hot Seat with host Carol Tallon this week is William Young, Vice President at NavigatorCRE, the Commercial Real Estate Business Intelligence Platform. William discusses what exactly Navigator CRE is, who the customers are and what problems is NavigatorCRE helping them to solve. William talks through his own background and how he got into the industry. Are the team seeing an increased demand for technology in the space? Listen back to the full interview to find out and also about the long term vision for the company.

Watch/ listen back:




This week on #BreakingGround host Carol Tallon chats to self builder from Clare, Eoghan Donnelly, about his self build journey with his partner April. Having just broken ground a month ago, Eoghan talks through their recent success with mortgage broker Finance Solutions. He discusses their choice to go down the self building route, not finding their perfect home so why not build it!. Listen back to the full interview and hear about the extent of their self-build journey, including the involvement of others in bringing their vision to life.

Watch back and listen back:


Produced by Katie Tallon, with the Hear Me Roar Media  on sound:




  • Céard é Comhfhorbairt Áite? “Teastaíonn dea-áitíocht saineolaithe ildisciplíneacha freagraí a chur ar fáil, ach tugann áitíocht maith guth don phobal chun na ceisteanna cearta a chur ar bun.” 👉 

















MMC Ireland national conference 2023

*The more observant amongst you might have noticed that MMC is no longer in a separate category to construction (like Proptech and construction innovation below), it is now part of our weekly construction news update, which is appropriate given that offsite and other modern methods of construction are fast becoming more mainstream and are playing a more significant part in the overall construction conversation in Ireland right now.


  • MMC Ireland is the industry representative body for companies involved in the procurement, design and delivery – including component suppliers – of offsite and other modern methods of construction in Ireland and that organisation is driving innovation and collaboration across Ireland’s construction industry. You can learn more or sign up at:


  • Also, the MMC Ireland National Conference 2023 is taking place next month with a stellar lineup of Irish and international strategic and technical though leaders, we hope to see you there!  Register to attend at:













  • New planning application for market and apartments at Dennehys Cross site: A planning application has been lodged seeking permission for the mixed-use development at the site of the former Dennehys Cross Garage located on the Model Farm Road.



















  • Proptech Ireland is updating the database of 2023 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: * * and email product or service details to


  • Proptech Ireland: Ireland’s CONSTRUCTION and REAL ESTATE ESG technologies resource hub. Confused about how and where to start on your ESG journey? Contact us 👉


  • The Innovation Value Institute (IVI) are thrilled to announce the continuation of our 2023 Webinar Series, with an upcoming webinar on digital construction on May 25th at 3PM: This webinar aims to showcase the availability of valuable data from Internet of Things (IoT) devices in buildings that have the potential to transform building construction, administration, and management. In addition, we will discuss the challenges in facilities and energy management in the context of IoT integration with other digital tools/data available in the construction and building industry, as well as several measures to advance IoT technology implementation. Please register for the event here:






  • Cityscape Innovation Challenge: Showcase your ideas and contribute to the future of real estate – finalists will pitch their solutions in Riyadh this September, winners have the opportunity to provide a paid Proof of Concept (POC):























































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 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. 

Join the Facebook Group here to contribute:

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