Sunday Property Roundup February 25h, 2024

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:









We look forward to seeing everyone at the National Property Awards on Thursday!


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!)




SUNDAY LISTEN – iProperty Radio

Quick reminder – the Business Post National Property Awards – of which the iProperty Radio team are delighted to be the radio partner – is taking place at 6:30pm, February 29th in the Intercontinental Hotel in Dublin 4. Further details here👉 

Also, our show this coming Monday (tomorrow) is coming to you from the offices of Keenan Auctioneers in Cavan – here’s a sneak preview…

@ipropertyradio Exciting interview coming Monday – keep an eye out! #ipropertyradio #property #cavan #irekand #realestate #keenanauctioneers #bts ♬ Dance You Outta My Head – Cat Janice



#Property Roundup

*Balancing Stakeholder Interests*

This week on #PropertyRoundup on iProperty Radio, we are joined by Mary Liz Mahony Of Counsel within Maples Group Ireland. Mary Liz talks about balancing stakeholder interests while ensuring sustainability in real estate and construction, and major changes from EU likely to impact upon Ireland’s built environment. Listen back to the full interview to hear about the upcoming EU directive on the performance of buildings. Maples Group are also sponsoring the Sustainability Initiative of the Year at The National Property Awards on February 29th in the Intercontinental Hotel, Dublin.

*Also, the iProperty Radio team, in partnership with, will be travelling across the country in 2024, meeting estate agents and learning about rental and sales trends on the ground. If you would like to get involved in these ‘Property Roundup’ shows, email


*Property Roundup is sponsored by, Ireland’s most visited property website 


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#Proptech Hot Seat

*ESG for Real Estate*

In the ‘Proptech Hot Seat’ on iProperty Radio, this week is Nuno Brito e Cunha, Lead ESG Advisor with Measurabl. Nuno joins host Carol Tallon to discuss Measurabl’s technology and what it brings to the industry. He also talks about how sustainability and financial stability are intertwined in the wider real estate context.  Listen back to the full interview to hear Nuno’s insights on CRE globally and where the industry is in terms of technology adoption.  👉


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


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*Showcasing Excellence Across Trades*

On the #BreakingGround show on iProperty Radio this week is Ben Norton, Founder of Grade My Ben joins us to discuss the platform that showcases excellence all of the trades for ease of consumer use 👉 


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


*Watch back and listen back:


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Produced by Katie Tallon, with Hear Me Roar Media on sound





  • 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.” 👉 








  • Public to have their say on €18m housing plan for regeneration of Cork City Traveller halting site: City Council has drawn up plans to build Traveller-specific housing for 27 families on the existing Spring lane site, and on the adjoining Ellis’ yard site



















  • RURAL IRELAND: In advance of meeting later this month, a survey will be issuing this week to the new industry group established for housing developers, property investors and estate agents trying or intending to deliver new homes, businesses or important infrastructure in RURAL IRELAND – email to get involved.


























  • Lack of big builders ‘threatens housing targets’ says Goodbody: In the Census of the Irish Housebuilding Industry, Goodbody chief economist Dermot O’Leary says the lack of scale of Irish housebuilders ‘remains a major issue’
  • CIE seeks to drive Johnny Ronan’s group out of Tara Street: The transport provider claims RGRE cannot meet a deadline for completion and is in breach of agreement having missed a ground lease payment in November







  • Cork County Council decision to limit Midleton housing plan until access road in place upheld: The council stated there was a deficiency in the existing road network in the absence of such an access road being completed





























  • Proptech Ireland is updating the database of 2024 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 👉


  • Best wishes to all the proptech innovators shortlisted for ‘Proptech of the Year’ 2024 at the Business Post National Property Awards – we look forward to celebrating everyone at the awards gala at the InterContinental, Dublin on 29th February: iamsold (Ireland) – Online Bidding Platform;  Keyholder – is a property rental & workflow automation platform; Offr – platform for agents, providing their customers with a digital buying and renting journey;  Property Button – Moving made easy for Property Professionals and Tenants:





  • Proptech by Sifted 2024: Proptechs aim to bring order and slickness to one of the world’s most chaotic and least digitised asset classes. We’ve chosen 92 startups with grand designs to change…











































































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