Sunday Property Round-Up August 6th  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: 


  • The Property District crew are proud to have provided PR and social media for the revival of An Tostal, two-day currach racing festival on Galway Bay earlier this summer, supported by the Galway Hooker Sailing Club – it was a wonderful community initiative and you can watch some of the highlights here  👉

















*Reminder that the Property District offices in Dublin and Galway will close on Wednesdays for July and August as we let our creative talent run wild – you are welcome  to join us for #WildWednesday, details here: 



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. 

Do you 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 – in June 2023, for the first time since we emerged from the pandemic lockdown, monthly ORGANIC digital impressions across Property District’s owned construction and real estate brands exceeded one million (*1,009,883*) – up from a monthly average of 765,876 in Q1! Huge thanks to all of you for your continued support!


Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and check out all of the other real estate and construction shows on

This week on iPropertyRadio… 

As the iPropertyRadio team in Ireland takes a well-deserved break for August, listen back to some of our favourite interviews of the year so far, or check out some of the international real estate, construction and proptech shows at:


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#Property Roundup – Watch/ listen back:

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#Proptech Hot Seat – Watch/ listen back:

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#BreakingGround – Watch back and listen back:

*Breaking Ground is sponsored by PLACEengage – Your Virtual Town Hall, a data-driven platform for more successful public consultation and community engagement for your next development project*


Watch back and listen back to all shows at:

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The increased demand for rural houses is not simply due to catch up, or even because of affordability – but because of an Irish desire to live in rural settings: For the first time in a generation, people are getting to choose…

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  • Have you been involved in the delivery of Ireland’s ‘MMC Project of the Year 2023’? MMC Ireland this week welcomed the inclusion of a new category in this year’s Irish Construction Industry Awards, recognising excellence in the delivery of offsite and other #MMC projects across Ireland (in any sector). Hear from 2022 winners here: Further details and to apply, click👉  (*Application deadline extended for MMC category until Wednesday 9th August)


































  • 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 👉


































  • Vacant houses key to ‘releasing pressure’ on housing crisis, says Cork TD after recently published CSO Census 2022 Profile 2 – Housing in Ireland report revealed that the number of vacant dwellings in Cork city and county was 17,055































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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