Sunday Property Round-Up July 16th, 2023

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

Property District

What were Ireland’s construction and real estate professionals talking about over the past 30 days? For the first time since we emerged from the pandemic lockdown, monthly ORGANIC digital impressions across Ireland’s Property District’s owned* construction and real estate brands exceeded one million – up from a monthly average of 765,876 in Q1! Thank you to everyone who follows and engages with our industry content. While our focus as a company is primarily B2B (we like talking about construction and real estate to construction and real estate people!), the B2C channels saw some interesting activity – for example, it is also the first time since Covid that Facebook reach (follower like-for-like) exceeded TikTok reach. Most popular topics this month were: Special properties (lighthouse and equestrian), placemaking (social/community), construction costs and BIM. LinkedIn is still overwhelmingly the most powerful platform for construction B2B, TikTok is fast catching up for real estate B2B. Instagram reach is steady but engagement levels are down (in favour of TikTok?). Twitter reach has fallen off a cliff and we will hold judgement on Meta Threads. *Critically, this figure of 1,009,883 does not include our Sunday Property Roundup mail-out, the reach of our managed channels for clients, owned Facebook groups, podcast listens/downloads, our growing YouTube channel (16,313 views in the last 28 days) or the reach of our non-construction/real estate channels (media and wellness). The main takeaway is that Ireland’s construction and real estate industry is increasing its digital consumption – right now, appetite exceeds quality content, this is an opportunity for ambitious brands that are ready to take a bold approach to communications… Huge thanks to the Ireland’s Property District team and to our core panel of creative contributors 👏  We are always on the lookout for new creative talent.. Finally, thanks to you for reading, engaging and sharing your industry insights through the comments etc.  But… we could always do better, suggestions welcome at 


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: 

















*#WildWednesday is going well so far! Last week it was Paris, Dublin, Wicklow and Galway/Mayo, this week saw the team go wild in Dublin, Waterford and Galway. Any suggestions for next week?! We have something special organised for 26th July – email if you are ready to go wild in Galway Bay! 👉


@ipropertyradio Leave your suggestions in the comments! #ipropertyradio #placeengage #propertydistrict #irishrealestatenews #WildWednesday #ireland #rowing #connemara #waterford #greenway #cycling #dunlaoghaire #dublin #nature ♬ I Ain’t Worried – OneRepublic


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!)



We are excited to share the growth of iPropertyRadio! What started as #PropertyMatters, a 60-minute weekly show on Dublin South FM 93.9FM over 4 years ago, has now evolved into a global online station for the best construction, urban planning, property and proptech content. Check out our website,, brought to you by Hear Me Roar Media for live and recorded access to all the week’s built environment news. 


Want to have your industry podcast included or be a guest on our shows? Reach out to us at Last year, we hit a massive 7.5 million digital impressions across our brands and this figure is growing – Q4 2022/Q1 2023 we now have an  average of 765,876 digital impressions each month, not including radio listenership and website visits. Huge thanks to all of you for your continued support!

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and check out all of the other real estate and construction shows on

This week on iPropertyRadio… 


#Property Roundup

#PropertyRoundup host Carol Tallon chats to Chris White, Development Manager for Circle Voluntary Housing Association. Chris joins Carol to discuss designing and delivering good social housing at scale in Ireland and the key considerations and strategies. These considerations include accessibility and inclusivity, community space and amenities and energy efficiency and sustainability.

Chris also talks how establishing collaborative partnerships between governments, developers, architects, contractors and AHBs is essential for ensuring all angles are covered.


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#Proptech Hot Seat

*Demystifying Proptech*

In the Proptech Hot Seat with host Carol Tallon this week is Chris Coleman-Brown, CEO of Cureoscity. Chris joins us to discuss demystifying proptech and making it effective, the future of the market- better customer experience, and the need for collaboration. 

Listen back to the full interview to hear about Cureoscitys milestone project, 8 Bishopsgate!


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This week on #BreakingGround host Carol Tallon chats to Michael Ashcroft, Founder and Simon Herod, Head of International of EstimateOne to discuss how EstimateOne helps construction clients through the eTenders process. Many of the team come from construction backgrounds themselves which makes this a truly helpful platform for the industry by the industry. 


Watch back and listen back:


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Landlord inviting tenant to bid on property ‘worse than tokenistic’ – Proposed legislation requiring landlords to invite their tenants to place a bid on their property is unhelpful for both parties: 

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  • Simon Coveney defends €1.5m for unbuilt events centre in Cork: Spending records, released under Freedom of Information (FoI) legislation, show that between April 2014 and May 2023, a total of €1,492,178.64 has been spent on the project



















  • Woodie’s and Chadwicks parent company Grafton posts rise in revenue despite cost pressures hitting households: Grafton shares surged more than 5% after the The DIY retailer and building materials company posted £1.2bn (€1.4bn) in revenue for the first two quarters, a 3.2% rise on the same period last year.





  • 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?  🔗 

























































  • West Cork hotel becomes seventh property in Ireland to become a member of Relais & Châteaux – The property is one of ten new member hotels and the only Irish hotel added to the worldwide association this year.




















Crowd-sourcing answers topical property questions:    

As many of you might know, my annual property book The Irish Property Buyers’ Handbook (since 2011) was rebranded in 2018 and now appears as part of The Property Insider series, published by Oak Tree Press, the first three titles are now published and available here:

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. 

Join the Facebook Group here to contribute:

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