Sunday Property Round-Up July 30th 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: 


















*Reminder that the Property District offices in Dublin and Galway will close on Wednesdays for July and August as we let our creative talent run wild – you are welcome  to join us for #WildWednesday, details here: 


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. 

Do you 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 – in June 2023, for the first time since we emerged from the pandemic lockdown, monthly ORGANIC digital impressions across Property District’s owned construction and real estate brands exceeded one million (*1,009,883*) – up from a monthly average of 765,876 in Q1! 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

On #PropertyRoundup host Carol Tallon chats to Tom McCabe, CFA FRM, Head of Research & Insight with Cushman & Wakefield Ireland. Tom joins us today to discuss the Cushman & Wakefield Irish Hotel Market July 2023. Despite a turbulent few years for the hospitality industry, the hotel market has enjoyed a good performance so far in 2023 from a transactional point of view with approximately €130m transacted across nine deals in addition to a number of hotels and sites going sale agreed in recent weeks. 

Read the full report here-

*Property Roundup is sponsored by Ireland’s Property District, your industry communications partner:

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#Proptech Hot Seat

*Solar Simplified* 

In the Proptech Hot Seat with host Carol Tallon this week is Deep Chakraborty, CEO of Enact  to discuss the business journey, its core platform offering and how the company has grown. Deep delves into the customer journey for Enact’s clients e.g home solar/storage and also how the platform is making a difference by tackling some of the key challenges today.  

Listen back to the full interview to hear what the future of solar solutions looks like and what are some trends property owners should keep an eye out for. 

*Proptech Hot seat is sponsored by Proptech Ireland, the hub for innovators, investors and industry leaders:

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This week on #BreakingGround host Carol Tallon is onsite at Townmore HQ in Tullamore with Mark Cronin, Associate Director of Townmore, and Kate Fahey, Ireland’s first female tower crane operator, to discuss their partnership in the new #ImInConstruction campaign, which aims to raise awareness of what a career in construction really looks like  and to showcase current industry opportunities to encourage the new generation of talent into the industry.


Read more about the campaign here-

(Apologies for the poor sound quality, we had the impromptu opportunity to record in Townmore’s HQ – thank you to the very patient team there!)


*Breaking Ground is sponsored by PLACEengage – Your Virtual Town Hall, a data-driven platform for more successful public consultation and community engagement for your next development project:


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  • 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



  • Behind The Numbers: Ireland’s Weakening Innovation Status – Ireland has built a reputation as an international tech hub but its domestic businesses and public services are falling down on digitalisation










  • Thales acquires Imperva for $3.6B, Field fields £200M, and more: Thales gets into the app security market via a $3.6B acquisition of Imperva, ex-Bulb co-founder’s battery startup Field raised £200 million, and more.





























































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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