One way to find these builds that are starting up is to go around to all the planning authorities in your area of interest, and inspect any â€œcommencement noticesâ€ that have been submitted since the last time you visited. A â€œcommencement noticeâ€ is notification that you are about to start work on your build. All planning applications have this as a requirement.
Obviously, this can take hours out of your working week (and therefore, money), and even after you have the notice, you need to match the notice to the application and see if youâ€™re actually interested in it at all.
The new irish plans project does this all for you. At the moment, the project covers about 17 counties, but we are always adding to this. For example, Iâ€™m working on getting Fingal added to the mix at the moment.
An account on the site costs 35 euro a month, and with that, you get an email once a week telling you of any commencements that the system has uncovered during that week.