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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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Residential property prices rise by 1.1% in the year to September

Residential property prices increased by 1.1% nationally in the year to September. This compares with an increase of 2.0% in the year to August and an increase of 8.5% in the twelve months to September 2018. In Dublin, residential property prices decreased by 1.3% in the year to September – house prices decreased by 1.5% […]


Petstop in Limerick wins AIBMS Retail Excellence Awards

BIG congrats to Petstop Ltd, in Bannon managed Limerick One Shopping Park for winning Pet Store of the Year and the Top 5 Store award at the AIBMS Retail Excellence Awards on Saturday night! Great to see the store doing so well a year on from leasing the space through Bannon!

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Carraig Donn opens in The Square Tallaght

Carraig Donn are delighted to open their brand new store in The Square Tallaght today from 11am, where they are offering 20% off full price stock, goodie bags for the first 50 customers plus more exclusive opening offers!            


Monthly unemployment rate of 4.8% October 2019

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October 2019 was 4.8%, down from 4.9% in September 2019 and down from 5.7% in October 2018. The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 117,300 in October 2019, compared to 118,100 in September 2019.  When compared to October 2018, there was an annual decrease of 19,400 in the […]

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Retail Sales volume increased by 4.3% in September 2019

The volume of retail sales increased 4.3% in September when compared to August on a seasonally adjusted basis and increased by 4.2% on an annual basis. When Motor Trades are excluded, the volume of retail sales increased by 2.3% in September 2019 and rose by 4.7% when compared with September 2018. The sectors with the largest […]


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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Smyths Toys now the most successful Irish retailer abroad

The filing of its accounts confirmed last week that Smyths Toys is already making a financial return on its deal last year to acquire the central European operations of Toys R Us. The family-owned group is now – individually and collectively – profitable in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. That surely makes Smyths […]

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Dunnes keeps top spot in supermarket rankings

Brexit and the recent wet weather failed to dampen consumer confidence here over the last few weeks as grocery sales grew by 3.3% in the 12 weeks to October 6. New figures from Kantar show that Dunnes has now been the country’s biggest retailer for a full year as it increased its market share of […]