Sunday Property Round-Up September 10th 2023

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


TRAINING FOR SENIOR EXECUTIVES: The Property District Series is back this month (online and in-person at the RDS Members’ Club) and, for the first time, we are opening these up to non-clients. Our Q4 schedule will be circulated shortly via email – please register your interest at



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:















On a more personal note, we were deeply saddened to hear about the loss of William Power this week. Over the years of working on placemaking projects, every interaction was marked by William’s professionalism, warmth, and dedication – we learned a lot from him. William was very well liked and respected across the industry and our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends during this difficult time. Rest in peace, William.



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!)



We are excited to share the growth of iPropertyRadio! What started as #PropertyMatters, a 60-minute weekly show on Dublin South FM 93.9FM over 4 years ago, has now evolved into a global online station for the best construction, urban planning, property and proptech content. Check out our website,, brought to you by Hear Me Roar Media for live and recorded access to all the week’s built environment news. 

Do you want to have your industry podcast included or be a guest on our shows? Reach out to us at Last year, we hit a massive 7.5 million digital impressions across our brands and this figure is growing – in June 2023, for the first time since we emerged from the pandemic lockdown, monthly ORGANIC digital impressions across Property District’s owned construction and real estate brands exceeded one million (*1,009,883*) – up from a monthly average of 765,876 in Q1! Huge thanks to all of you for your continued support!


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This week on iPropertyRadio… 


#Property Roundup

On #PropertyRoundup we learn about Galway’s Digital Graveyard project with Marie Mannion, Heritage Officer, Barry Doyle, IS Project leader, and Brídín Feeney, GIS technician with Galway County Council.

Over 40,000 graveyard memorial records have been released as part of this project. The aim is to support communities and diaspora to connect with their past by unlocking valuable graveyard information and making it available as open-source data that will be free to use.

Listen back to hear about some unanticipated use cases, the future of the project, and the timeline for getting the 250+ graveyards mapped (further 200 graveyards not owned by the Council).

*Property Roundup is sponsored by Irish Property District, your industry communications partner:*


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#Proptech Hot Seat


*Streamlining Property Transactions*

In the Proptech Hot Seat with host Carol Tallon this week is Dr. Konrad Rotthege, founder of conveyo, a vc-backed proptech startup that is changing the way we buy and sell homes. The platform streamlines and simplifies every step of the process, from listing to closing. Konrad discusses enhancing customer experience and transparency in residential properties and navigating home sales. LIsten back to hear his predictions for the future of proptech and real estate innovation.

Learn more about Conveyo here-


*Proptech Hot seat is sponsored by Proptech Ireland, the hub for innovators, investors and industry leaders.*


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*Breaking Ground is sponsored by PLACEengage – Your Virtual Town Hall, a data-driven platform for more successful public consultation and community engagement for your next development project* 


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  • 🚴 PLACEengage – Your Virtual Town Hall  is delighted to sponsor the ‘John Behan Memorial Cycle’ in  An Cheathru Rua, Connemara, 16th September 2023. I know we have lots of cycling enthusiasts in the industry so details of the planned routes (110 km and 65 km) and how to get involved are on the Club Rothaíochta Chonamara page 👉    Bígí linn!

























  • Offsite Expo 2023: Enhancing Export Opportunities for MMC Ireland Members – Building upon the massive success of MMC Ireland’s Inaugural National Conference 2023 earlier this year in Croke Park, which was hailed as a “watershed moment” for offsite and other modern methods of construction in Ireland, we are proud to announce our new partnership with the UK’s Offsite Expo 2023. Learn more about why this partnership is important for Ireland-based companies 👉






















































  • Proptech Ireland is updating the database of 2023 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: * * and email product or service details to


  • Proptech Ireland: Ireland’s CONSTRUCTION and REAL ESTATE ESG technologies resource hub. Confused about how and where to start on your ESG journey? Contact us 👉


















































  • Investors looking to take advantage of the strong and sustained demand for hotel accommodation in Dublin’s city centre will be interested in the sale of the newly opened REZz “micro-budget” hotel. Located in the Hely Building, a converted, historic telephone exchange on Dame Lane, and within a short walk of Grafton Street, the 51-bedroom property is being offered to the market as an investment sale on behalf of the building’s owner, Eir, by agent JLL at a guide price of €10 million.
















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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. 

Join the Facebook Group here to contribute:

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