Sunday Property Roundup January 21st, 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:



  • Stroll Through 1960s Dublin With This Remastered Video – If you’ve ever wished to experience Dublin in the 1960s, watch the footage below. The eight-minute clip of Ireland’s capital city has been colorized and remastered in high definition.


  • We are delighted to be involved in The National Property Awards 2024 for the third consecutive year.  This is fast becoming the highlight of Ireland’s property calendar, recognising not only excellence but also innovation across our industry. In addition to showing the best in construction and real estate, it is fantastic to see the award categories include sustainability, placemaking, CSR (incorporating social value), buyers’ agency and future leaders, which we are particularly excited about! Entries are now open and we look forward to showcasing and celebrating the very best of the built environment… 














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

Later this month, iProperty Radio celebrates 5 years of broadcast! What started as a one-hour radio show for the industry, airing live from Dublin every week, is now the global hub for radio shows, podcasts and video interviews focusing on the built environment. 


#Property Roundup

“Homebuyers’ main competitor is the Government…”


Joining us on the ‘Property Roundup’ this week is Margaret Barrett, Managing Director of Mortgage Navigators, to give us an overview of the mortgage market for homebuyers, including self-builders. Margaret discusses how Mortgage Navigators assists self-employed applicants and those living abroad with getting a mortgage in Ireland. 

Listen back to the show to hear Margaret’s financial wellbeing advice for the next generation and the steps to get mortgage-ready in 2024.


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

In the ‘Proptech Hot Seat’ this week is Ralph Montague, Director at ARCDOX. Ralph joins us today to discuss the critical role of digital information and communications in construction, and the implementation of the BIM mandate for 2024. The BIM Coordinators MENA Virtual Summit is taking place Tuesday, February 13th.


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


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On the ‘Breaking Ground’ show on iProperty Radio this week Robert Costello, Capital Projects and Infrastructure Lead with PwC Ireland, joins host Carol Tallon to discuss the impact of the new infrastructure guidelines for 2024 and beyond.


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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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.” 👉 
























  • 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, businesses or important infrastructure in rural Ireland – email in confidence to























































Proptech Ireland is delighted to be involved in the EUBIN: the new European Building Innovation Network brings together national proptech bodies and VCs from across Europe and beyond. This is an important step towards integrating a decade of proptech and contech innovation into best practice building performance over the entire lifecycle. We looking forward to involving more Ireland-based portfolio owners and managers to develop best practices across the industry.


  • 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


  • The Global ESG Awards, of which iProperty Radio is delighted to be the media partner, are taking place at MIPIM 2024 in Cannes on March 12th. Applications are open until January 31st – apply now 👉








































































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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