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Construction grows again in Republic after three-month slowdown

Construction began growing again in December following a three-month slowdown in the Republic, the latest figures show. Ulster Bank’s construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) shows that activity in commercial development and housebuilding increased last month, while work on public projects continued falling but at a slower pace than previously. The pick-up in two of the […]

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Blanchardstown Centre in line for €16.5m makeover boost

Blanchardstown, one of the country’s largest shopping and leisure facilities, is to get a €16.5m interior design makeover. Multi Corporation, the pan-European retail platform that manages the centre, hopes to transform the look of the popular north-west Dublin shopping destination. The upgrade works, which are the first of their kind since Blanchardstown opened in 1996, […]

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Hollister to open store at Blanchardstown Centre

Hollister is set to become the latest retailer to join the line-up at the Blanchardstown Centre. The American clothing brand has agreed a 10-year lease for a 582 sq.m (6,265 sq.ft) unit at the hugely-successful Dublin scheme. Hollister will join JD Sports who signed up last year for a 1,100 sq.m (11,800 sq.ft) store within […]

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NAMA to select bidder for Poolbeg site by end of March

The National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) plans to have selected a preferred bidder for a controlling stake in the former Irish Glass Bottle site in Dublin by the end of March next year. In its quarterly update to the Minister for Finance, NAMA said the so-called Poolbeg West Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) could provide up […]

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McGarrell Reilly plans new shops at Lusk Village Quarter

McGarrell Reilly’s plans for a new €75m Lusk Village Quarter in Lusk, Co Dublin, have been amended to include eight units with a combined 1,000 sq m for use as retail, restaurant and café outlets. Its plans also include a 2,500 sq.m supermarket that will be let to the discount operator Lidl, which will be […]

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IPUT granted permission for €75m centre in Carrickmines

Planning permission has been granted for a large new retail and residential development in south Dublin, despite strong opposition from the owners of the Dundrum Town Centre. An Bord Pleanála has rejected an appeal by several parties including the Dundrum Retail Limited Partnership against the decision of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to approve a €75 […]

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South Dublin site with planning permission for 203 homes seeks €14m

Bannon are guiding a price of €14 million for a ready-to-go development site with full planning permission for 203 homes at Carrickmines, in south Dublin. Extending to an area of 10.38 acres (4.2 hectares), the land is located off Glenamuck Road South, and 900 metres from the Park Carrickmines retail park. The site is highly […]

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Marks and Spencer to anchor €60 million city development

THERE has been a widespread welcome for news of a proposed development at Arthur’s Quay in which Marks and Spencer would be the anchor tenant. Limerick’s Tiernan Properties has signed heads of agreement with the British retail giants to become the anchor tenant for a major €60 million development on the city’s Arthur’s Quay. Chief […]

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German architect outlines his vision for Dublin’s north inner city

The man given the task of regenerating a significant portion of Dublin’s north inner city is nicknamed Golden Boots but when Friedrich Ludewig arrived in Ireland this week to outline his vision, he was wearing a comparatively sober pair of grey leopard print boots instead. The boots matched his coat. The retail property developer Hammerson, which is behind the Dublin Central redevelopment covering six […]

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Construction employment sees strongest rise in 6 months – PMI

Construction firms expanded at a rapid pace in February, leading to strong job creation in the sector. The latest Ulster Bank construction PMI, a monthly report measuring sentiment and activity in the sector, posted a reading of 59.2 in February. This was down from the eight month high of 61.4 in January but still showed […]