Sunday Property Round-Up November 7th, 2021


Weekly Irish property market news and insights – for the industry, by the industry  


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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: 





  • Switch to Roman numerals for High Court as Sweetman takes more cases: The number of legal actions taken by environmental protester Peter Sweetman is now so high it is is causing confusion, a judge has said
















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!)



Property Matters: Ireland’s first weekly property radio show and podcast, which launched in January 2019 on Dublin South FM 93.9 and is now available internationally via iTunes and Spotify podcast (, returned last month for a fourth season. The team delivers 60 minutes of industry chat weekly with guests from the areas of planning, construction, property and proptech.


Season 4, Episode 8: Property Matters, November 2nd, 2021 – Retail tech trends and how remote working is influencing property moves 


This week on #PropertyMatters, host Carol Tallon is joined by Markus Porvari, Founder and CEO of retail proptech Hyperin. We also listen back to a previous interview with REA spokesperson Barry McDonald about how remote working is influencing housing trends: 


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  • Construction firm fined over death of worker at Rossaveal Harbour

















  • Dataplex seeks to expand data center in Dublin, Ireland: Company hopes to more than double data storage space within an existing facility





  • Planning watchdog warns Cork against building housing on 16 sites ‘vulnerable’ to flooding: Among the proposed zonings criticised are sites in the city centre, Tivoli, Douglas, Togher, Curraheen and Ballincollig, as well as lands adjacent to the River Lee





















  • Developer Kavanagh settles salary dispute with former executive: The case is one of many legal wrangles the businessman has faced in the past 18 months from clients, creditors and contractors




Proptech and. construction technology ireland


  • Proptech Ireland is updating the database of 2021 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: *PROPTECH INNOVATORS and STARTUPS * 






  • Main Capital Partners enters PropTech market, having acquired a majority stake in Zig Websoftware, a developer of solutions for housing corporations, student accommodation, commercial property management, and housing allocation

















  • The Government has approved a 2% cap on rent increases in rent pressure zones – A RPZ is a designated area where rents cannot be increased by more than general inflation and applies to new and existing tenancies unless an exemption is being applied.





























  • LinkedIn has committed to leases worth €500m for its new Dublin based EMEA campus, according to new accounts filed by the professional social network.






  • A corner shop with character in charming Chapelizod: Kelly’s newsagents, a good-looking redbrick premises that includes a house with five double bedrooms, is on the market for €845,000
























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