Sunday Property Round-Up January 23rd, 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: 

*Important read for the industry (and for every industry): It’s not enough anymore to say…. I’m not that guy! 













  • The Land Development Agency is unlikely to deliver any homes for the open private market, the Oireachtas Housing Committee has been told.


















  • Just a few days to go until the Cushman & Wakefield Outlook 2022 Event! Check out the speaker line up and register for access to this live virtual event taking place on Wednesday 26th from 9-11am:   (Pictured)



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.

40 years of property technology? 

On Property Matters @ipropertyradio this week, we chat to early proptech pioneer, Ben Lerner, MD at Lerner Associates about his two decades spent helping real estate organisations to embrace and adopt technology. We also discuss M&A activity over the past 12 months and learn what type of innovators, startups and scale-ups are in demand for M&A in 2022.

Watch back: 


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*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* 



























  • €53m Bandon Road student accommodation ready for 2022 academic year: ‘The light gauge steel – manufactured by – used in building the apartment blocks was delivered ready for installation, reducing the work on site, where small teams of six were used to erect the steel, which helped with social distancing’








  • Galway County Council votes to allow development to take place in Barna village just 15m from the foreshore – as opposed to 30m as recommended by senior officials, despite fears that developments within 15m of the shore could be hit by flooding















  • 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 * 






  • CIF Modern Methods of Construction: Tasked with finding solutions to both the housing crisis and the pressures of climate change, the construction industry is increasingly turning to both MMC and offsite construction to meet targets and fulfill demand. Conducted over the course of four months from February to May 2021, the report consists of the insights and experiences from 40 key stakeholders regarding MMC’s use and adoption. (pictured) 






















  • Facilio, a leading property operations software platform, has been recognised by Frost & Sullivan with the 2021 Best Practices’ Product Leadership Award for its IoT-based solution in the building operations and maintenance industry


















  • New grant for first-time buyers of derelict properties:  New regulations which would allow vacant and derelict pubs to be turned into homes without the requirement for planning permission will come before the Oireachtas at the beginning of next month.




































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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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