Sunday Property Round-Up November 6th, 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: 

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  • Nearly $2bn has been spent on virtual land in the past 12 months, as people and companies race to get a foothold in the metaverse. But we are years away from the metaverse emerging as a single immersive space where people can live, work and play. So is the land grab one big gamble?


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!)



What started as #PropertyMatters, a single 60-minute show on Dublin South FM 93.9FM every Tuesday night, has now evolved into an online station hosting the very best construction, urban planning, property and proptech radio shows and podcasts from around the world. Our new website – produced by Hear Me Roar Media – offers audiences live and recorded access to global built environment content. To have your industry podcast included in the iPropertyRadio line-up, or to contribute as a guest on any of the show on, email 


Sonitus Systems’ Paul McDonald: Increasing Demand for Sound Sensors in Smart Buildings 

In the Proptech Hot Seat this week Paul McDonald, MD of Sonitus Systems, discusses the growing importance of acoustic awareness for workplaces and the technologies supporting this.

Hear more about how the team at Sonitus Systems are helping smart buildings owners and occupiers to monitor and manage noise. 

Watch back and listen back: 

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Move quickly to reduce number of cars on Dublin streets: Paris transport chief: The city’s deputy mayor says resistance is to be expected to new transport plans that target cars, but that urban spaces need to be reimagined for the 21st century




  • Cork council approach dioceses and religious groups seeking property for housing: “there could still be potential there, amongst various religious groups or institutions, that there may be either land or property that isn’t being used.”












  • Castleisland ‘best placed to expand’ with services to cater for growing population: With its attractive setting, abundant school places, and versatile location, Castleisland is poised to grow in the coming years. But local leaders want to see it become much more than a commuter town


  • Community group challenges plans for almost 100 houses and several shops in Kerry Pike: The Clogheen/Kerry Pike Community Association said local area plan for Kerry Pike said further growth should not exceed 10% of the village’s existing population

















  • Cork Minister ‘optimistic’ for more housing developments to come on stream: Mr McGrath made the comments while speaking to reporters in Cork yesterday at the official opening of NetApp’s new international headquarters on Albert Quay.
















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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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