Sunday Property Round-Up October 17th, 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: 







  • Is the future of work confusing? Not remotely . . .While organisations have focused on the immediate implications of remote working due to Covid-19 disruption, many are beginning to consider the future of work and revaluate the location of their workforce more broadly








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(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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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 earlier this 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.

This week on #PropertyMatters, I am joined by Chartered Building Surveyor, Fergus Merriman, of Merriman Solutions ( ) to discuss the industry response to the unfolding mica issue, planning for one-off rural homes, and the (too slow) move to modern methods of construction, or MMC.


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  • Developers unveil plans for almost 400 new homes on former Limerick racecourse: Part of a masterplan, it aims to provide a mixed-used development consisting of an office campus, 831 housing units, a neighbourhood centre, crèche and 120-bed nursing home




*PLACEengage: The future of speedy, successful placemaking for property developers is here – Property developers and project owners ready Public Consultation are encouraged to contact the PLACEengage team for full details*





*Calling all Irish construction SMEs, please sign up with the Government-appointed CSG Innovation & Digital Adoption body, which will be resourcing firms to identify and overcome challenges to critical digitization. Link here: 





  • Turnover in the Irish development land market came to a total €184m in the third quarter of 2021, bringing turnover for the year so far to €378m.






































  • 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 * 




  • Tech solution takes blood, sweat and tears out of new house transactions: The house-buying process is a long and arduous one for all involved. Leman Solicitors has teamed up with software company Transact to streamline it for developers, estate agents and the legal sector, benefiting the buyer in the process











  • Radisson launches IDeaS RevPlan in EMEA hotels







































  • City centre development to embody next-generation spirit of Dublin: An eco-friendly office and retail building opposite Trinity College will feature rainwater harvesting and a rooftop planted with native and adaptive plants


  • Ryan’s of Store Street for sale for €1.9m: The well-known Dublin pub, adjacent to Croke Park, the IFSC and the new Connolly Quarter, has plenty of potential for further development










  • Knight Frank appointment – Rowena Crowley has been appointed as director of Property Asset Management at the estate agent












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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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