Sunday Property Round-Up May 28th 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: 

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  • We are delighted to unveil our newest division at Property District, a brand-new Media Buying Division, specifically tasked with Identifying waste in construction and real estate advertising spend in Ireland. Right now, print is in decline (-10.4%), social media advertising is on the rise (+6%), and podcast advertising is expected to be the fastest growing sector for maximum reach (+22.3%), does your advertising budget for 2023 reflect this? If not, chat to our Media Buying Division to assess the return of your current advertising investment and review the full range of options: Email

























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!

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and check out all of the other real estate and construction shows on

This week on iPropertyRadio… 



#Proptech Hot Seat

*VR For Gardens*


In the iProperty Radio Proptech Hot Seat this week is Darragh Collopy, VR Garden Designer with Duir Design.

Darragh joins to discuss how virtual reality is changing the way gardens designs are being brought to life and communicated to homeowners, giving them the ability to experience their dream garden space before it is even built.

Using Duir Design’s VR offering, clients can see what their garden will be like at different times and stages, helping them to make the right decisions: Visit Darragh at the Duir Design showgarden at Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board’s Bloom Festival next weekend and be in with a chance to win a VR headset of your own!

Watch/ listen back:




FEMCON European Project

This week on #BreakingGround we chat to Mary Whitney, Director of Education with Future Cast (Construction & Quarrying) , about the FEMCON European Project, which is on a mission to create innovative vocational education and training tools to help women – working in or considering a career in the construction industry – advance to visible roles within the industry. 

The project’s goal is to make the industry more appealing to women, resulting in a greater number of women choosing the sector, creating conditions for positive change, and improving the industry’s gender outlook and quality of life in the male-dominated sector.

Mary shares information about the industry ‘Inclusion, Reach and Teach’ toolkit that will be available in the coming weeks to support construction companies. Learn more at:

Watch back and listen back:


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












































  • Cork Chamber: Housing and infrastructure need to keep city and region attractive to talent – Chamber president, Ronan Murray was speaking at the 204th Cork Chamber AGM at the Imperial Hotel this evening.












  • Cork school links up with builder to provide apprenticeship opportunities for students: John Sisk & Son has agreed to take on two new apprentices from Mayfield Community School and provide them with a direct entry path to the company.
















  • 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 👉





























































  • Refurbishments of office buildings in central London have risen to a record high, but the volume of new space being developed continues to lag pre-pandemic levels. A biannual crane survey by Deloitte has found that 37 schemes overhauling existing offices were started over the half-year to the end of March, the highest number since the accountancy group started tracking activity in 2005. About 3.2 million sq ft of space is set to be improved.





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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. 

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