Sunday Property Round-Up November 26th 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:


  • For anyone following the iProperty Radio journey over the past five years (we’re officially five years broadcasting in January 2024!), the growth in audience numbers, video watches and volume of engagements across our social media has been nothing short of phenomenal for a few weekly niche real estate and construction chats per week – our digital reach/impressions (different metrics on different channels) now consistently exceeds 1.2 million per month and regularly exceeds 1.5 million. There are now 13 different shows on the channel, from Ireland, mainland Europe, the UK, the US and Australia, with five of those focused on the Irish marketplace. As we approach our 5th birthday, I personally wanted to take a moment to thank all of our team, sponsors, guests and contributors, and you the industry for giving us your time and attention. We genuinely appreciate it and want to keep getting better for you. We have a super construction leaders series coming to the ‘Breaking Ground’ show for 2024. Over the coming weeks we have a great line-up, including an interview with Ronan Lyons about why the government consistently underestimates Ireland’s growth and what  can be done to improve project viability across the regions. This coming Monday, we are excited to publish our first in-person ‘Property Roundup’ interview;’s Client Partnership Director, Emmet Creighton, joined me in REA McGee in Tallaght where we chatted to Managing Director, Anthony McGee. Here’s a sneak peak behind the scenes of that visit…

    Watch back and listen back to all shows at:

@ipropertyradio Sit down interview coming this Monday with Anthony McGee of REA McGee! #ipropertyradio #property #ireland #reamcgee #rea #irishproperty #dublin #tallaght #estateagent #realestateagent #realestate #housesoftiktok ♬ Upbeat Funk – FASSounds















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… 


#Property Roundup

On #PropertyRoundup Patrick Folan, Director at IAM Sold Property Auctions, joins host Carol Tallon to discuss the current property market auctions nationwide and expectations for 2024. He also gives an overview of his own role in facilitating the next generation of industry talent through the estate agency apprentice initiative. 

For more information or to check out the next auction at 👉

*Property Roundup is sponsored by, Ireland’s most visited property website 

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#Proptech Hot Seat

In the ‘Proptech Hot Seat’ is Patrick Liddy of UtilityAR, Augmented Reality solutions for industrial sectors. Patrick gives a detailed overview of the range of built environment problems and of tech solutions, including smart glasses, and the many capabilities. 

Listen back to the full interview to hear about the tech stack needed by construction companies both on and off site, and the new offering for surveyors. For more information check out 

Proptech Hot seat is sponsored by Proptech Ireland, the hub for innovators, investors and industry leaders

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On #BreakingGround this week Shane Curran, Managing Director of Interiors with BHA Construction, joins us to talk about the company’s 15 live sites across Dublin and the South East, the changing business model of residential housing delivery, and the growing importance of supporting the supply chain to scale. 

He also goes through the team’s tech stack and shares his view on placemaking, creating sustainable communities and what social value looks like in practice. Learn more about BHA

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








  • 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.” 👉 























  • 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











l-r: Vincent Harrison, Chief Commercial & Development Officer, daa, and Vincent Clancy, CEO, Turner & Townsend



  • NBBJ releases concept for modular mass-timber lab building: International architecture studio NBBJ has proposed a conceptual design for lab buildings that features a modular interior layout as one solution to underutilized infrastructure in cities. The concept proposes a science building that can adapted to fit other use cases, such as residential, and then be converted back into laboratories if needed.













































  • 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 👉



























































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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