Sunday Property Round-Up February 20th, 2022


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


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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: 




  • Ireland needs MORE international property funds, not fewer, to solve the housing crisis, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has claimed. Paschal Donohoe revealed on Tuesday that Ireland has a massive €4billion-per-year shortfall in investment which is needed to build 33,000 houses a year – money that could come from foreign investment funds 





















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!)




Property Matters: Ireland’s first weekly property radio show and podcast, which launched in January 2019 on Dublin South FM 93.9 and is now available internationally via iTunes and Spotify podcast (, returned last month for a fourth season. The team delivers 60 minutes of industry chat weekly with guests from the areas of planning, construction, property and proptech.

On #PropertyMatters on this week, Martina Hennessy of joins me to discuss Ireland’s mortgage market, the options for mortgage holders of exiting banks, and potential new players that might enter the Irish market.

Also, in part 2, Cathaoirleach and Labour Cllr. for Dublin Rathdown Lettie McCarthy, and Fianna Fail Senator (Industrial and Commercial Panel)  Gerry Horkan, join Bryan Fox to discuss the briefing for the final meeting about the Dun Laoghaire County Development Plan.

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  • Ordnance Survey to search archive for evidence of children’s burial ground at Bessborough. An Bord Pleanála: it would be ‘premature’ to permit apartments on site of the former mother and baby home before establishing presence and extent of burial ground







  • Glanmire site recommended for new €100m hospital: The Glanmire site, which was originally developed as a TB sanatorium in 1954, is home to an acute mental health unit, an Alzheimer’s unit, administration facilities and some Tusla operations
























  • 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



























  • Clare Connolly’s “All Under One Roof” Facebook live series returns on 25th February at 11am: Register and send in your questions as early as possible: 





















































  • Worker shortage jeopardises Spain’s EU-funded recovery plan:  When Spain’s decade-long housing boom spectacularly bust in 2008, some 1.8 million jobs vanished and a nation littered with cranes and building sites slid into brutal recession. Now those construction workers are urgently needed back: an unprecedented labour shortage is jeopardising multi-billion euro building and renovation projects funded by the European Union to help Spain’s economy recover from COVID-19.



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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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