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Retail sales show 1.4% annual rise in November

Retail sales rose 1.4% in November as shoppers prepared for Christmas, increasing their spending in supermarkets and on hardware. However, department stores took a hit as the value of retail sales feel by more than 9%, and the volume declined by 6.5% year-on-year. The motor trade also saw a decline of 0.5% on an annual […]

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At a Glance: Investment Market Q4 2019

The strongest ever quarter for the Irish investment Market with total turnover for Q4 2019 reaching a staggering €3.76bn and total turnover for the 12 months of the year in excess of €7bn. To put the quarter in context it is higher than the entire annual turnover of the last cycle peak in 2006 of €3bn+ and […]

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Shake Dog to launch its first Dublin restaurant in Ilac Centre

IRISH diner Shake Dog is set to open its first Dublin restaurant in the Ilac Centre on Henry Street in March 2020. The popular American-style diner serves various comfort food dishes including burgers, fries, shakes, salads and chicken tenders. The diner already has flagship restaurants across Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Tipperary, Galway, Wexford and Drogheda and […]

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MacDonagh Junction – a magical shopping centre and much, much more

MacDonagh Junction is the larges shopping centre in the South East. But that is a massive under-statement for the Kilkenny centre is so much more. It is a cultural hub, an entertainment base, a tourist attraction and a place where people meet to eat and enjoy everything from a quick coffee to a leisurely gourmet […]


Retail Realities by Neil Bannon

Consumer demand in Ireland is up, but new retail outlets are few and far between, and rental Growth is modest.  Before writing a piece on the retail market, I should address the elephant in the room: retail has become a dirty word in the property market. Investors are happy to buy private rental sector (PRS), […]

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Economic growth set to continue in 2020 but at a reduced rate

The Irish economy looks set to register strong growth again in 2019 with GDP likely to increase by almost 6 per cent in the current year. While certain multi-national related transactions are distorting the headline figures, the large increase in taxation receipts and the continued strong performance of the Irish labour market means the underlying […]

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Introducing Barking Mad Pet Boutique to Rathmines!

Barking Mad, who work with local Irish & renowned international producers to supply premium pet food & accessories are now open in The Swan Centre Rathmines. Visit Barking Mad Pet Boutique today! Show them this image and get 10% off! T&Cs apply.

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Cork city shopping to become sensory-friendly on Sunday mornings

Some of the biggest retail names in Cork City centre have united to provide a sensory-friendly shopping hour. The stores have all agreed to turn off their in-store music, dim the lights, switch off the till noises, and suspend shelf stacking to provide a quiet, calm and stress-free shopping environment for their first hour of […]

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Elverys opens new store in Crescent Shopping Centre

Ireland’s leading authentic sports retailer, Intersport Elverys opens new store in Crescent Shopping Centre.

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Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre bought by Davy for €175m

A fund managed by Davy Real Estate has paid a total of about €175 million for Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre in Dublin. The completion of the transaction in recent days gives the Davy investors full control of the shopping centre, following a period of nearly 13 years in which it had been owned jointly by […]