Sunday Property Round-Up March 5th, 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:




























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

*Protecting Construction’s Most Critical Asset*


On ‘Breaking Ground’ on this week, host Carol Tallon chats to Bill Hill, CEO of Lighthouse Club “The Construction Industry Charity”, to discuss the skills shortage in the construction industry and the importance of  improving the wellbeing of the current workforce, including implementing long-term plans to change the culture within construction.

Did you know that construction has the highest number of occupational cancer cases and that over 20% of recorded absence is due to stress, anxiety or depression? Our industry is male-dominated with little diversity and heavily skewed towards the over 40’s.

The most shocking fact is that every working day in the UK and Ireland, we are losing two construction workers to suicide. This is a heartbreaking statistic, and we need to take action to support our workers.

That’s where the Lighthouse charity comes in. Their vision is that “no construction worker or their family should be alone in a crisis.” They offer free 24/7 support services to any construction worker or their family in crisis. The charity receives no public funding and relies on the generosity of the industry to help them support our workforce.

Let’s work together to improve the construction industry and support our workers. Check out the Lighthouse charity to learn more about how you can help:

Watch back and listen back:

*Ireland’s Rental Market Crisis*


On Property Matters on this week, host Carol Tallon chats to Mary Conway, Chair of the Irish Property Owners Association to discuss the surge in rental prices that is causing concern for the broader Irish economy and how Irish rental prices rose by a record 13.7% in Q4 2022 compared to the same period in the previous year, with some cities seeing increases of up to 20%. 

The shortage of available rental homes is a significant factor contributing to the problem, the fewer than 1,100 homes available for rent on February 1st, 2023, down 20% from the previous year and far below the average of 8,500 homes between 2006 and 2021. 

Watch back and listen back:

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