Sunday Property Round-Up October 31st, 2021

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:









  • Local and global figures bring data centre expertise to Dublin: DataCentres Ireland 2021 will be held in the RDS on Tuesday November 16 and Wednesday November 17





  • Could a 19th century economist unlock the Irish rental crisis? Henry George’s ideas about the human right to a home continue to hold relevance for today’s property problems in Ireland









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 7: Property Matters, October 26th, 2021 – Development in Dublin, Regeneration, & Commercial Property Insights


This week on #PropertyMatters, hosts Bryan Fox and Carol Tallon are joined by:


  • Part 1 – Derek Mooney affairs consultant and former government advisor; Cllr @Jim O’Leary, Fine Gael representing the Dundrum area on DLRCoCo; Cllr Emma Murphy Fianna Fail sits on South Dublin CoCo and Communications Director for Barry Andrews MEP and Shane O’Brien SF former councillor in DLRCoCo and now policy officer for the party.
  • Part 2 – Cllr Jim O’Leary, Fine Gael representing the Dundrum area on DLRCoCo.
  • Part 3 –  Taylor Odegard, CEO of NavigatorCRE and his colleague, Kevin Shtofman COO.

Topics include housing delivery, SHDs (and expectations post-SHD), large-scale development in Dundrum and real estate data as a “weapon”.




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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*







  • Engineers step up to the mark to ensure green future: In dealing with climate change, we need creative, flexible, holistic engineering solutions in almost every area. The good news is that the sector is already in the fray


  • Courageous decisions needed if we want to be carbon-free: The transition period will call for long-term planning and decisions that the public have to buy into and get behind





























  • Green light for Clonmel housing development










  • US firm acquires Irish consultancy Linesight: Pennsylvania-based IPS, a construction and engineering company aims to leverage Linesight’s data centre expertise




  • 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 *



  • Growing appetite for AI in construction industry: ‘Everyone has become more conscious and curious about health hazards due to the Covid-19’ says Leanne McLoughlin, Health and Safety Operations Manager for BAM Contractors Ireland


  • Bringing Digital Cities to Life
















  • Offsite Expo: Driving change and promoting innovation




























































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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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