NewsFebruary 18th: Irish Property News & Development Updates

February 18, 2018


Below is a weekly catch-up on the property stories that caught my attention.  As always, please do let me know if I have missed out on any interesting property news by emailing

In terms of the broadsheets, The Sunday Business Post is the one to pick up today for the most comprehensive housing market coverage.


Sunday Read


Your Sunday Read today is more of a ‘Sunday sit-back and watch’:

VIDEO: Dublin area dubbed ‘the most connected district in the world’ –
Convened by the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, the Smart City Innovation Accelerator gathered one of the largest groups of city CTOs in Dublin’s Smart Docklands District today.



Trending Property Stories






  • Finally, if you haven’t read enough of this topic, page 5 of the business section of the Sunday Independent today there is an excellent piece entitled ‘ Developing Dublin: Is the capital city getting what it deserves?’


Other property news


Any other week this would be the main story, however,  a week is a long time in politics – especially when those politicians get involved in housing: The rental report for Q4 2017 issued earlier this week there was very little good news for Dublin tenants.  You can link to the highlights here and to a discussion I had with Ciara Kelly on her Lunchtime show on  Newstalk: 



  • The Sunday Business Post has a front feature story in the business section about Harland and Wolff that is well worth a read.





Industry happenings












To keep up-to-date on all things tech and innovation for the planning, construction and property industries, head over to, the national resource website for innovators, investors and mentors or email .

Property Insiders Guide


As many of you might know, my annual property book The Irish Property Buyers’ Handbook (since 2011) has undergone a rebrand for 2018 and will now appear as part of The Property Insider series, published by Oak Tree Press, the first three titles are now published and available here.


(Finally, as always, apologies for any typos, it’s difficult to get good help on a Sunday!)


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Carol Tallon