Sunday Property Round-Up March 12th, 2023

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


New Interiors Book: It has been a busy week for the Property District team. On Tuesday, we were delighted to support the talented Natasha Rocca Devine as she launched her latest book ‘The Step-By-Step Guide to Designing & Styling Your Home’ (further details here:


#IWD2023 and thoughts on failure: On Wednesday we celebrated International Women’s Day, which is a different affair in a female-owned and female-led business (we don’t get cake). While it is important to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, it is arguably more important to recognise the work that still needs to be done towards achieving meaningful gender equality. In Ireland’s construction industry, women have historically been underrepresented, but this is changing. More and more women are entering the industry and breaking down barriers, showing that gender should never be a barrier to success – and this is particularly true for offsite and other modern methods of construction (learn more here So, if your organisation is serious about striving for gender equity, please forget the annual cake “for the girls in the office” and forget the well-intentioned but, frankly, ridiculous confidence seminars, instead hire more women, give them professional autonomy, give them equal pay and well-earned promotions. Most importantly, allow them to fail and keep going – innovation and excellence demands this. Men have more experience with failure, they grow through failure, but women shrink through failure – this is a fundamental difference organisations need to consider. Please normalise failure as a step in the process of learning and innovating.


The National Property Awards 2023: On Thursday, the National Property Awards took place at the Intercontinental Hotel and it was a terrific night of celebration for the 400+ industry in attendance. Catch up on the celebrations and learn about the winners of the night here:

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: 




































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!

This week on iPropertyRadio



Why is digitalisation so fundamental to the future of real estate?


In the Proptech Hot Seat with host Carol Tallon this week is Sarah Geiger and Sebastian Schuon of Alasco. Alasco is a digital platform that helps real estate owners manage costs, profits, and ESG data from all assets through a single interface. With over 200 real estate firms already using it, Alasco enables improvements in ROI and ESG performance. By centralising project finances, Alasco helps companies set benchmarks and forecast output. Its software is expected to drive efficiency and improve performance in the real estate industry, making it a must-have tool for success.


Watch back and listen back: 

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  • Céard é Comhfhorbairt Áite? “Teastaíonn dea-áitíocht saineolaithe ildisciplíneacha freagraí a chur ar fáil, ach tugann áitíocht maith guth don phobal chun na ceisteanna cearta a chur ar bun.” 👉










  • Cork’s secret tunnels underneath our feet! Cork city has several underground tunnels that were built for various reasons and are now covered over, reveals JO KERRIGAN in this week’s Throwback Thursday


  • Cork Council urged to issue CPO for derelict mansion Vernon Mount House: Vernon Mount House, a neo-classical Georgian mansion built in the 1780s and overlooking Cork’s South Ring Road, has fallen into dereliction in recent years and was badly fire damaged



















































  • 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 👉



  • TechIreland: FEMALE FOUNDER FUNDING REVIEW 2023: Women-led startups in Ireland have raised a record-breaking €234m in funding in 2022, according to a new report by TechIreland. This surpasses the previous year’s record of €230m and indicates that women have continued to perform well despite a drop in funding for startups in general 



















































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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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