Sunday Property Round-Up September 3rd 2023

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

THANK YOU: A few quick notes before we start – the Property District offices in Dublin and Galway were closed last Monday due to a bereavement. Thank you to everyone who tolerated meetings and iPropertyRadio recordings cancelling at short notice. We – and I – genuinely appreciate your understanding.

TRAINING FOR SENIOR EXECUTIVES: On more positive news, our popular C-Suite 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 – register your interest at

RURAL IRELAND: There is a new group being set up for housing developers, property investors and estate agents trying or intending to deliver new homes, business premises or important infrastructure in rural Ireland – email in confidence to be included

JOIN US: Last, but definitely not least, the Property District team is growing and we are currently recruiting a Graphic Designer & Visual Marketer for our Galway office, based in the heart of Connemara. Interesting clients, spectacular lunchtime walks and great coffee guaranteed!  Please share this with anyone who you think might be a good fit 🔗


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:












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… 


#Proptech Hot Seat


*VRX Architecture * 


In the Proptech Hot Seat with host Carol Tallon this week is Eric Gilligan, owner of VRX Architecture & Design. Eric discusses the creation of his app that does 3D exterior and interior renderings of plans, bringing your home to life before it is even built! Carol and Eric also talk about other various uses of this technology. 

Listen back to the full interview to hear about what the app gives to visitors of historical sites and other upcoming projects.:

Find out more information about VRX Architecture & Design here: 


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


Watch/ listen back:


Produced by Hear Me Roar Media





  • 🚴 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!

  • Céard é Comhfhorbairt Áite? “Teastaíonn dea-áitíocht saineolaithe ildisciplíneacha freagraí a chur ar fáil, ach tugann áitíocht maith guth don phobal chun na ceisteanna cearta a chur ar bun.” 👉 




































  • Multiple objections to Blackrock Rd residential development proposal: The site consists of two historic houses that date from the 1840s with associated large rear gardens and a historic access lane with the main development plot to the rear




























Construction marketing


  • 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 👉














































































Crowd-sourcing answers topical property questions:    

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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