Sunday Property Round-Up January 16th, 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: 



  • SVP handover of homeless services to Depaul complete: The homeless charity Depaul has taken over the running of two hostels that provide accommodation for more than 120 men in Cork.
























If you missed last week’s round-up, you can catch up here: 

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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!)




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.

Season 5 of Property Matters on iPropertyRadio Kicks off!

Hosts Bryan Fox and Carol Tallon chat to Meave O’Connell, Fine Gael Councillor (Stillorgan Ward), and to John Shannon, Associate Director and Tenant Rep at Cushman & Wakefield about the role of the community in local development and about the huge range of sustainability initiatives being delivered by the SCSI – Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) for real estate and #Irishconstruction in 2022.

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  • Public to have their say on plans to develop Cork Fort as arts and cultural venue: Council architects have designed an outline scheme, which has been informed by engagement with arts professionals as well as conservation and archaeology staff.












*PLACEengage: The future of speedy, successful placemaking for property developers is here – Property developers and project owners ready Public Consultation are encouraged to contact the PLACEengage team for full details* 






  • Special project: A dog’s love brings Cian’s Kennels to CHI Crumlin:  Building work is getting under way at Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin, which will see the construction of kennel facilities, along with a seating area for families. (pictured) 



































  • The builders of Ireland’s tallest office block, the EXO in Dublin, Bennett Construction last year sustained a €89m hit to its Irish business due to the impact of Covid-19 shutdowns here on the construction industry. 


  • Builders merchanting and DIY group Grafton Group said that total revenue from continuing operations rose by 25.7% to £2.11 billion in 2021 from £1.68 billion in 2020 and by 28.4% from £1.64 billion in 2019.







  • 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: *PROPTECH INNOVATORS and STARTUPS * 





















  • NoBroker’s Journey To Becoming India’s First Proptech Unicorn: NoBroker clocks more than 5, 00,000 transactions every year and more than 75 lakh properties are registered on the portal








  • SCSI expects property prices to rise by 5% in 2022: The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) has said it expects the median price of a home in Ireland to increase by almost €14,000 this year. 



























































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