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Harvey Norman to open Knocknacarra store in April with the creation of over 60 jobs

Harvey Norman is to open its new store in Knocknacarra in April with the creation of over 60 jobs. The major retail outlet will be located at the Gateway Retail Park, on the Western Distributor Road beside Dunnes Stores and others such as B&Q. Recruitment is ongoing for cashiers, sales, administration, and technical support staff. […]

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Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS) 2018

The Central Statistics Office has today issued results from the Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS) for 2018 and comparable data for 2013, the previous year this survey was run. Commenting on the report, Stephen Lee, Statistician, said: “The HFCS is the only household survey that collects combined information on asset, income and debt levels […]

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Starbucks opens drive-thru location at The Marshes

The first drive-thru Starbucks on Ireland’s east coast has opened at Marshes Shopping Centre and coffee lovers should keep an eye out for promotions throughout the week. The move has been hailed by centre management at Marshes as “another vote of confidence in the north east’s most popular retail destination”. Starbucks operates over 20,000 outlets […]

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Retail Sales volume increased by 3.6% in December 2019

The volume of retail sales increased by 3.6% in December when compared to November on a seasonally adjusted basis and increased by 5.8% on an annual basis. Note: ‘Black Friday’ is included in the December reporting period for the RSI, which covers the 5 weeks 24/11/2019 – 28/12/2019. In 2018 ‘Black Friday’ was covered in […]

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Eason puts Blanchardstown Centre store on the market for €16m

One of only a handful of independently-owned retail units at the highly successful Blanchardstown Centre has been brought to the market by agent Bannon at a guide price of €16 million. The property, which is being offered as a sale-and-leaseback opportunity, will be the subject of a new 25-year lease to its current owner, the […]

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Quanta Capital acquires St Stephen’s Green Georgian for €4m

Real estate investor Mel Sutcliffe of Quanta Capital has acquired No 10 St Stephen’s Green for around €4 million. Located immediately adjacent to the historic Hibernian Club and dating from the 19th century, the high-profile Georgian building extends to 465 sq.m (5,000 sq.ft) over four floors and was formerly the home, in part, to the […]

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Slack lease the lure as ESB seeks €168m for Fitzwilliam 28

The combination of Dublin’s status as a location to deploy international capital and its standing as the city favoured by global tech giants for their European headquarters is expected to spur significant interest from European and international investors in the sale of Fitzwilliam 28. Located on Fitzwilliam Street and at the heart of the traditional […]

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Davy upgrades GDP growth forecast for 2020 to 5.5%

Stockbrokers Davy have revised upwards their GDP growth forecast for 2020 to 5.5% from 4.1% previously. Davy said the upgrade came on the back of strong foreign direct investment, expansion in the multinational sector and an exceptional export performance. The new forecasts puts Davy well above official projections including the Central Bank’s estimate of 4.3% […]

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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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At a Glance: Office Market 2019 in Review

With 3 transactions in excess of 100,000 sq. ft. take-up reached an impressive 1.2m sq. ft. in Q4. This brings the year-end total to 3.29m sq. ft. across 204 transactions. Full report to follow.