Sunday Property Round-Up May 1st, 2022

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: 























Ireland’s inaugural National Property Awards 2022

In association with the Business Post


The inaugural National Property Awards took place at the InterContinental Hotel in Dublin on Thursday night and it was great to see a packed house, as more than 400 of the industry’s most identifiable names showcased stellar projects and achievements. The event was hosted by Ivan Yates and iQuest, and sponsored by Deloitte,  Proptech Ireland, Rohan Holdings Limited, Core and Yardi.

The judging panel included John Doddy (Deloitte), Carol Tallon (Property District), James Benson (CIF), Phelim O’Neill (LDA) and Bob Jordan (Housing Agency), and was chaired by Business Post Property Plus Editor, Tina-Marie O’Neill. Awards winners on the night were as follows:


Best Covid-19 Response

Health Service Executive Capital & Estates


Placemaking Award

Meitheal Architects & Princes Street Traders


In House Marketing Team of the Year

Cairn Homes plc


Proptech Award

Savills Ireland & Outset Agency


Social Housing Development of the Year

Tuath Housing Association & Respond


Real Estate Agency of the Year

Hooke & MacDonald


Best ESG Initiative of the Year

Hines Ireland


Property Management Company of the Year

Shannon Group


Independent Estate Agency of the Year

Clare Connolly – Estate Agent


Building Contractor of the Year

Walls Construction Limited


Developer of the Year

Cairn Homes plc


Deal of the Year



Huge congratulations to the recipient of the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award and the first inductee to the National Property Awards Hall of Fame, Ken MacDonald of Hooke & MacDonald!



If you missed last week’s round-up, you can catch up here: 

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(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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Some additional weekend listening 

Property District Digital Marketing Manager (with a Masters in International Business) Amey Puro breaks down the mechanics of SEO and more in the Digital Marketing Insights Show

Contact for an initial audit of your company’s website/digital presence and let him guide you through the development of a digital marketing strategy.

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*PLACEengage: The future of speedy, successful placemaking for property developers is here – Property developers and project owners ready Public Consultation are encouraged to contact the PLACEengage team for full details* 






















  • Eagle Street in €60m deal for Dublin docklands site: Property investor acquires East Road plot with plans for 554 homes from Glenveagh 






















  • Proptech Ireland is updating the database of 2022 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




  • Moving app takes off with agents: ‘Man & Van’, which launched just three years ago to deliver on-demand transportation, has become increasingly popular with letting agents and landlords with enquiries more than doubling in the last 12 months.














  • “It has been more than 30 years since homeownership peaked in Ireland. In 1991 80% of Irish people were homeowners, while private rental accounted for 8% and social rental stood at 10%. At that time there were 2,700 people registered as homeless in this country. The Ireland of today is vastly different to Ireland of 1991.There are more than 9,000 classified as homeless. 67% of Irish people are homeowners.








  • Rents for new tenancies nationally rose by 9% in the last three months of last year when compared to the same period a year earlier, new data from the Residential Tenancies Board and the Economic and Social Research Institute shows: In total, 9,346 private tenancies were newly registered with the RTB during the quarter, down 48% on the same period in 2020.
































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