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Lisney first estate agency to be awarded Guaranteed Irish licence

Lisney, Ireland’s largest full-service property company, has been awarded the Guaranteed Irish licence. The Irish-owned property company has been in operation for almost 90 years, has successfully achieved membership of Guaranteed Irish for providing residential & commercial services for thousands of satisfied clients, who have relied on Lisney’s trust and expertise through decades of property and economic cycles.,

As Guaranteed Irish Members in the property and housing sector, Lisney will also feature on, an initiative launched by Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, TD, with the aim of supporting a sustainable construction sector. Guaranteed Irish House is Ireland’s first national listing of construction sector businesses in Ireland, offering access to businesses ranging from property companies, architects, quantity surveyors, and a listing of locally produced raw building material and home furnishings for both private and commercial builds. It aims to keep the business of property building and design local and sustainable.

Guaranteed Irish champions a network of over 2,000 member businesses, employing over 120,000 people across Ireland, and generating an annual combined Irish turnover of €14.75bn. The licence is only awarded to successful businesses by the Guaranteed Irish Appraisals Committee.

Commenting on the announcement, David Byrne from Lisney said,

As a proud Irish company at the forefront of the Irish property industry since 1934, we are truly delighted to be awarded the Guaranteed Irish license. The Guaranteed Irish symbol is synonymous with representing some of the very best companies in Ireland who meet a high standard of providing quality jobs, supporting the local communities in which they operate and are committed to their Irish provenance, this aligns perfectly with the core values within our business. Whilst we have a national and international outlook on property, we are passionate about our Irish heritage and are very honoured to be the first Irish Estate Agency and property advisory company awarded the Guaranteed Irish licence.

Brid O’Connell CEO of Guaranteed Irish commented,

We are delighted to welcome Lisney as a member of Guaranteed Irish. The Guaranteed Irish symbol is only awarded to businesses that contribute to our communities, make a commitment to Irish provenance, and support local jobs. Since their foundation  in 1934 as Harry Lisney & Son, Lisney have a unique insight and knowledge into both commercial and residential property markets in Ireland. Surviving through wars, political conflict, recessions and fluctuating property market cycles, Lisney have never wavered in their commitment to providing industry leading service to the Irish property market, and have always advocated for the Irish workforce and local communities.

When you support local businesses, our communities flourish and jobs are saved across the country. Local money circulates back into a local economy. Consumers have recognised the importance of supporting local businesses, start-ups, and entrepreneurs, particularly given the current climate. 95% of consumers believe that by purchasing from firms with the Guaranteed Irish brand they are ‘helping the local economy (RedC)’. It is more important now than ever to support local and look out for the Guaranteed Irish symbol in all walks of life. Consumers are voting to support local and Irish. This national iconic symbol is powerful and makes Ireland and life for our citizens and our communities all together better. We need to look out for it. We welcome Lisney to work with us across the property and housing sector.

Guaranteed Irish is a business membership network championing businesses based in Ireland since 1974. The iconic Guaranteed Irish symbol is the national symbol of trust and provenance for business in Ireland. The licenced mark is awarded to businesses based in Ireland that support sustainable jobs, contribute to our local communities, and are committed to Irish provenance.

By Kevin Kavanagh
24th April 2023