Sunday Property Round-Up October 24th, 2021


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


public consultation and community engagement


*Earlier this week, I was delighted to return to chairing in-person events, thanks to Liv Consult, IN2 Engineering and Downey Planning & Architecture (pictured below). The event focused on ‘Life After SHD’ and touched on many issues surrounding BTR and PRS in Ireland. Through the networking, the chat turned to issues of JRs, community resistance – aided by elected politicians – and one-sided media commentary on property development that is lacking in balance or depth. All three issues appear through news stories this week, as is clearly evident below. The industry needs to speak up and robustly articulate its community offering and the wider benefits of development. There is a strong fear and distrust of new media, however, new media will likely offer the most balanced and wide-reaching platforms for sharing facts and influencing (or at least contributing to) the conversation, which is essential right now. I, and the Property District team, routinely call for political bravery to do the difficult things, now the industry needs to recognise social changes and be brave…    


PRS Ireland


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: 






  • Hard targets: how the carbon budgets break down, and their chances of succeeding: The Climate Change Advisory Council’s carbon budgets will be published this week, and every sector will need to aim toward an overall target of 51 per cent emissions reductions in Ireland by 2030. Can the targets be hit?






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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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.

This week we were joined by Kate English, Chief Economist and Head of Research & Insights at Cushman & Wakefield; Aisling Tannam, Director and Chartered Surveyor (Office Disposal team) at Cushman & Wakefield Ireland; and Rupert Hogan from to discuss the Dublin office market, pandemic office trends, and SME finance for the construction and development sectors.


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*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*
















  • Guide to the biggest building projects getting underway around the country




















  • Plans for a housing development refused in Clonmel


  • Aedifica invests €43.5m in the construction of three care homes in Ireland






  • How €2,000 turned into Cork’s number one plumbing service: Industry disruptor, James Foley, of Foley’s Plumbing started up Cork’s only same-day domestic and commercial plumbing service, recently complemented by Foley’s Electrical, making it a one-stop-shop for all your plumbing and electrical requirements.








Tenant engagement for PRS or BTR

*With tenant engagement for PRS and BTR in Ireland being a hot topic, the information above is shared with permission from the team at Standard Access



  • 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 * 














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  • Earley’s Roscommon agency joins Re/Max in new partnership: Rebranding as Re/Max Team Earley, the estate agency will be adding new staff and marketing resources to support business development

















  • Several hospitality venues in Dublin will be auctioned by commercial and residential property agency Knight Frank in November.

















  • Pittsburgh Airport breaks ground on $1.4bn ‘tech terminal’ | Construction Projects | Construction Global (pictured)




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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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