Sunday Property Round-Up November 19th 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:


@ipropertyradio Delighted to attend the SCSI Annual Dinner- you know its a good night when the clock hits 2am begore you’re in bed! #ipropertyradio #scsi #property #cork #ireland #travel #galadinner #blacktie #visitireland #latenight ♬ One Side – Iyanya

  • It was wonderful to join the SCSI team in Cork on Friday for the annual Southern Region Black-tie Dinner, in association with Bank of Ireland. While keynote speaker and former Special Forces Operator Ray Goggins motivated the room with lessons learned – including from his RTE Ultimate Hell Week show – it was SCSI’s own Enda McGuane (LDA) and Majella Galvin (DNG Michael Galvin) who delivered inspiring calls to action for the regions, reminding surveyors in the room about the huge impact of their work. Learn more about the SCSI here: 


  • Huge news this week and a very positive development for home buyers (and sellers) and for rural Ireland – most weeks on iProperty Radio we highlight the challenges that would-be users of the vacant homes and derelict homes grant schemes run into when trying to secure a mortgage and, separately, financing the renovation works (the next issue to be addressed!). €448m approved to deliver 250 affordable-purchase and 1,650+ cost-rental homes. Government also agreed to broaden the local authority home loan to make finance available to purchase and renovate derelict or non-habitable properties for the first time 














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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On #PropertyRoundup host Carol Tallon is joined by Regina Mangan, Managing Director of Liberty Blue Estate Agents for an exciting announcement. Regina’s new book, ‘How To Build a  Smarter, Faster, Better Irish Estate Agency’ will be hitting the shelves of Irish bookstores in January 2024! She explores the Liberty Blue Estate Agents journey, including what went wrong, challenges along the way and how she built a fantastic team around her. 

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#Proptech Hot Seat

In the Proptech Hot Seat is Cillian Casey, Vice President of, to discuss The PEAK Platform and how PEAK can reduce your energy bills and provide up to 6 times return on investment. 

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On #BreakingGround we are joined by Lorna Hagan CQP, Director of Construct Tuition , who was recently named amongst the Top 100 influencers.

Lorna discusses how her own background as a civil engineer with 18 years’ experience made her aware of obvious gaps in training for those new to the industry and at various stages of their careers. This led her to establishing Construct Tuition to bridge that gap and give new workers further training through various courses, including an introduction to the industry and mid-tier training.

Listen back to the full interview to hear what we can expect from ConstructTuition in 2024. 🔗


Breaking Ground is sponsored by PLACEengage – Your Virtual Town Hall, a data-driven platform for more successful public consultation and community engagement for your next development project

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  • RURAL IRELAND: There is a new group being set up for housing developers, property investors and estate agents trying or intending to deliver new homes, businesses or important infrastructure in rural Ireland – email in confidence to





















































  • 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 👉






























  • Taoiseach confirms negotiations at advanced stage to take over apartments empty since 2005 in Cork town: The apartments, which comprise of a mix of one-bed, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom housing units, have remained empty since the complex opened in 2005











































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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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