Sunday Property Round-Up December 11th, 2022

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:

CNO Persons of Impact

  • The Property District team is proud to partner with Construction Network Ireland to launch the inaugural *CNI Persons of Impact* initiative for 2022. After a challenging few years, this is aimed at recognising the industry leaders who are making a difference. Help us to identify the real change-makers who inspire you, those who are having a positive impact on our industry right now: Nominate at 👉

  • The number of planning permissions granted for new homes has sharply declined, with a motion of no confidence tabled against Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien amid fears the Government’s key housing targets could be missed in the coming years.

  • The National Property Awards – Nominations are now open for the 2023 National Property Awards, which will take place at the InterContinental Hotel, Dublin on Thursday 9th March.  Companies are invited to submit in all applicable categories

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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This week on iPropertyRadio





“Retailers are failing, but retail isn’t failing”

This week on ‘Property Matters’ on iPropertyRadio, Executive Chair of Bannon Group Neil Bannon chats to host Carol Tallon about the false narrative that all shops are doomed, which was disproven post pandemic. He also talks about the great reshuffle in the office market, new opportunities in commercial space repurposing, and the need for significant occupiers to be in green buildings.


Also, confronting CRE’s biggest challenges with technology: Proptech and the future of CRE (hint: data, data, data!).


Listen back at


Also, are you interested in the future of construction? Listen back to this super interview with Gerry McCaughey, founder of Entekra, by Ciaran Brennan of LiveCosts



  • CĂ©ard Ă© Comhfhorbairt Áite? “TeastaĂ­onn dea-ĂĄitĂ­ocht saineolaithe ildisciplĂ­neacha freagraĂ­ a chur ar fĂĄil, ach tugann ĂĄitĂ­ocht maith guth don phobal chun na ceisteanna cearta a chur ar bun.” 👉

  • OPW Minister unveils new €30.5m flood defences, protecting more than 390 local Bandon homes and businesses:































  • Proptech Ireland is updating the database of 2022 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 👉










  • Data centres to get one hour’s notice to halve power usage: EirGrid alert system aims to reduce impact of power shortages on electricity grid



  • Climate rules could scupper new FDI projects: IDA and Enterprise Ireland will have to weigh number of new jobs against environmental impact of investments, while new greenfield projects will be restricted to those that align with climate policy












  • Ding founder told to redraw plans for €11.7m mansion revamp – Tech entrepreneur and his wife plans to renovate their Ballsbridge property, described as the ‘finest home’ on Ailesbury Road as Dublin City Council raised ‘serious concerns’ over the proposed changes to the protected structure











  • Dublin’s Stephen’s Green shopping centre set for €100m transformation: Proposal adds two storeys and offices to landmark Dublin shopping centre
















  • Carthy asks for clarity on future of Nuremore hotel: The Sinn FĂ©in TD has asked for a meeting with Kai Dai, one of Ireland’s most prominent cash-for-visa brokers















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