Sunday Property Round-Up February 12th, 2023

Weekly Irish property market news and insights – for the industry, by the industry


*Personal note, this morning I need to start by thanking you all. Last year, Property District hit a new milestone across our brands – primarily iPropertyRadio and Irish Real Estate (Google News accredited since 2022) –  with almost 7.5 million digital impressions (not including radio listenership or website visits!), which is a huge reach for such a niche real estate and construction brand. This is growing at pace and we are currently averaging 765,876 digital impressions each month. I am genuinely grateful to you all for your weekly and daily support, thank you.

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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This week on iPropertyRadio…


Bringing Ireland’s Town Centres Back to Life

This week on ‘Property Matters’ on iPropertyRadio, host Carol Tallon is joined by Ali Harvey, founder of the Collaborate Town Centre Health Check  (CTCHC) Programme in the Heritage Council, to discuss the latest CTCHC research, current initiatives – including the vacant homes supports and other State initiatives dedicated to bringing unused properties back into use.


Watch back and listen back:


ESG drivers – Greenwashing  – What technologies can make a difference?

In the Proptech Hot Seat with host Carol Tallon this week is Tim Streather, Managing Director of Spica Technologies, to discuss ESG drivers, including financial incentives, legislation and corporate PR/reputation building and management.


We also explore why there isn’t more being done today and what technologies can make a difference, with a focus on AI building automation.


Watch back and listen back:


Produced by Hear Me Roar Media




  • 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.” 👉



  • Event centre construction could start in Q2 of 2023: “We are currently working on completing our designs and costings for the event centre in conjunction with Live Nation, all going well we would hope to commence construction in the second quarter of 2023”


  • Multi-million redevelopment of Crawford gets go-ahead from Council: The proposed redevelopment is a milestone project for the gallery, which hasn’t seen a significant State investment in over 20 years



  • Rare bee orchids creating quite a buzz in Midleton: The species of bee is set to be introduced at a new location by BAM and Cork County Council as part of infrastructural works currently underway in Water Rock, Midleton.

















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  • 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


  • The Irish Business Design Challenge (IBDC) is open to all micro, small and medium enterprises in Ireland that have designed sustainable products, services, or strategies that have benefited their customers, communities and the environment at large (deadline today!)




























































  • Lululemon, Doc Martens or toy giant Lego: New brands in the running for Cork’s St Patrick’s St: As Spanish chain Mango is set to open, a deal is being finalized to let the former Dorothy Perkins/Evans store and a new tenant is being sought for the former Oasis premises



















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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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