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Harvey Norman to anchor expanded Gateway Retail Park in Galway

Giant retailer Harvey Norman is to open a substantial new store now under construction as part of the second phase of the Gateway Retail Park in Knocknacarra, Galway. Australia’s leading retailer, specialising in computers, technology, electrical goods, furniture and bedroom fittings, is to rent the 5,574 sq.m (60,000 sq.ft) flagship store in the thriving park, […]

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Eateries line up to join Krispy Kreme in Blanchardstown

Canadian restaurant chain Pita Pit and Japanese eatery Musashi are to join Krispy Kreme in trading out of a newly redeveloped block at Ireland’s largest retail and leisure destination, the Blanchardstown Centre in north Dublin. Both of the new units will extend to around 170 sq.m (1,829 sq.ft) and will include outdoor seating and dining […]

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Kellogg to relocate European HQ to Dublin Airport Central

Dublin Airport Central, a major new office development in the heart of the airport campus, has landed a high-profile anchor tenant for the first of two headquarter-style buildings now under construction. US multinational food company Kellogg is to relocate its 220 Irish and European office staff to Three Dublin Airport Central, where the six-storey block […]

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Depfa Bank and Apex Fund Services to let new Irish Life block

Irish Life has found tenants for a newly developed office block at the Irish Life Centre on Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1. Depfa Bank, formerly based in the nearby IFSC, has completed contacts to lease 1,856 sq.m (20,000 sq.ft) on the third and fourth floors of Block 5 at a rent of €484 per sq.m (€45/sq.ft). The […]

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Walkers to lease Exchange penthouse in IFSC

The international law firm Walkers will double its Dublin office space when the firm moves shortly to The Exchange at the International Financial Services Centre. Walkers will occupy 1,781 sq.m (19,178 sq.ft) on the penthouse floor of the five-storey building, which has an overall capacity of 9,986 sq.m (107,500 sq.ft). Walkers will pay a rent of €538 per sq.m (€50/sq.ft) […]

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Makeover of Hibernian Way continues with new Italian restaurant

An Italian-themed restaurant is to open at the redeveloped Royal Hibernian Way just off Grafton Street in Dublin 2. It is Friends First’s most significant letting at the scheme since taking full control of the property and securing planning permission to amalgamate a number of the retail units to restaurants. The new restaurant will be in a 362 […]

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High street or online, retail needs the perfect pitch

Retailing has been making the headlines here with concerns over sales growth and possible rent increases at some shopping centres. However, retail sales growth has been steady, and prime rents are stable, so what is the big issue that is behind the unease? The answer is, of course, the accelerating shift into online retailing, and […]

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Returns on Irish Commercial Property Increase 12.4% in 2016

The market picked up across all property types in Q4 following a lull in Q3, with industrial leading the way with a total return of 4.6% on quarter bringing annual returns to 19.3% year-on-year.

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Retail sector in recovery as sales growth stabilises

Despite retail sales statistics showing a sluggish performance, estate agents report increased activity by retailers.

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Fallon & Byrne to open branch in Swan Rathmines

Fallon and Byrne’s new outlet in the Swan shopping centre in Rathmines will be based in a south-facing contemporary extension complete with an outdoor terrace.