Sunday Property Round-Up June 4th, 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: 












  • Construction work has finished on the first of 700 modular homes for Ukrainians refugees. 64 units were built on a brownfield site in Mahon, Cork City, in less than seven months — two months of which were spent clearing Japanese knotweed from the site








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!)



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This week on iPropertyRadio… 

#Property Roundup

Downsizing or Rightsizing?

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This week on #PropertyRoundup, host Carol Tallon chats to Majella Galvin, Director of DNG MICHAEL GALVIN and Chair of SCSI (Southern region). Majella joins us to discuss downsizing or rightsizing your home and the many benefits it can have including; reduced running costs, less to maintain and more independence.


Majella writes weekly articles to help buyers and sellers make informed decisions when thinking about downsizing. You can find everything you need to know at the following link:

Listen back to get a view on the current market conditions in Cork and new trends emerging in the property industry.

Watch/ listen back:

Produced by Katie Tallon, with Hear Me Roar Media on sound





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  • History and local traditions of Cork citizens to be preserved in online archives: Photographs, personal stories, and traditions are being stored on a database after four historical groups around Cork were the latest to join the national online digital hub















  • TOWNMORE Construction is tackling the construction skills shortage in a novel way, with the help of teenage tower crane operator: Kate Fahey, Ireland’s first female tower crane operator, teams up with Townmore Construction to launch industry-wide campaign promoting careers in construction 



  • Government’s new Land Value Sharing legislation could add up to €35,000 to the price of a home. Under the bill, landowners and developers may have to pay a charge of up to 30% on the difference in the value of land before and after residential zoning.



































Townmore construction partners with Kate Fahey, teenage tower crane operator




  • 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


  • Proptech Ireland: Ireland’s CONSTRUCTION and REAL ESTATE ESG technologies resource hub. Confused about how and where to start on your ESG journey? Contact us 👉







































































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