Sunday Property Round-Up February 26th, 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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  • The new planning bill — forty shades of green or fifty shades of grey? Provisions in the bill which propose to make it more difficult to pursue judicial review of public authorities, if enacted, will mean those awaiting homes and critical infrastructure will suffer and it will have profound impacts on local environmental groups














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(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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bringing vacant homes back into use

This week on ‘Property Matters’ on iPropertyRadio, host Carol Tallon is joined by Tom Gilligan, Director of Services Mayo County Council to discuss the lack of rental stock, the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant (Croi Conaithe (Towns) Fund Scheme and Mayo County Council’s Home Buyer’s Hero Matchmaking Pilot dedicated to bringing unused properties back into use.


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On ‘Breaking Ground’ on this week, host Carol Tallon chats to Cian O’Mahony, SIRO Head of Operations and New Developments to discuss the full fibre network built on the ESB network and how this benefits homebuilders – from developers right through to self builders. We also discuss SIRO’s market research on consumer understanding of broadband, connectivity and smart devices in the home.


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  • Cork city voted number one small European city for economic potential by Financial Times: Cork City was also voted second overall across various categories and fourth for business friendliness in the annual FT results that were recently published



  • ‘Bike boxes’ installed on Cork streets: Units have been installed on St Patrick’s Street and Grand Parade and it is understood they will be made available to businesses which are involved in an ongoing cargo bike trial project in the city




















  • Pet escape: could Enniskillen be Ireland’s dog-friendliest town? “As well as being able to stay in my lodge, Vipp also enjoys the novelty of joining me for dinner in the hotel with dogs permitted to dine in the lounge which extends beyond the restaurant.”










































  • 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 building site of the future… from design and production, right through to site management 5G, BIM, big data, automation, artificial intelligence, drones, offsite construction, green, VR, AR, XR… what are we missing?  🔗 



























  • Wholesale electricity prices fell by 41.4% in January compared with the previous month, falling year-on-year by 19.5%: Figures released by the CSO show a sharp decline in wholesale electricity, following a month-on-month price surge of 93% in December 2022 l




















































  • The housebuilding crisis: The UK’s 4 million missing homes – Compared to other European countries, Britain has a backlog of millions of homes that are missing from the housing market. Building these homes is key to solving the nation’s housing crisis | Centre for Cities







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