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Aldi is now open in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre

We are delighted to be part of the team to deliver the new Aldi store in Blanchardstown. This will be a fantastic addition to the scheme which continues to grow and improve with new tenants and mall improvements.

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Pop Up Store Walker & Hunter to open again this December in Athlone Towncentre

Great to see local menswear brand Walker & Hunt going from strength to strength and gradually making the shift from online to bricks and mortar, taking space in Athlone Town Centre for the second year in a row, opening soon.

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Shopping Centre Portfolio – Footfall

In general the footfall across our portfolio is remarkably consistent every year, however 2020 is very different. We remain hopeful that people will shop with purpose when the restrictions are eased at the start of December. Businesses across the country need a strong finish to the year and we can all help to make it […]

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Eden Medical Clinic is now open in MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre

Bannon are delighted to welcome Eden Medical Clinic to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, Kilkenny. Great to be involved in securing new store openings despite current level 5 restrictions.

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Harvey Norman much-anticipated arrival into Sligo Retail Park is finally here

Harvey Norman has just opened their brand new 45,000 sq. ft store in Sligo Retail Park on Thursday, 5th November. It is Harvey Norman’s first store in County Sligo and the 16th store in Ireland. The store is opening under the Government guidelines on a restricted basis due to level 5 lockdown with only essential […]

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Neil Bannon on the Imposition of Essential Goods

The inconsistent and illogical nature of the imposition of essential goods only sales in retail across the country is causing serious damage to the sector. We have reports from across the portfolio of local Jewellers who are operating on a Click & Collect basis being told to pull their shutter, a news agency being advised […]

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Sonas Early Learning Centre opens in Gateway Shopping Park, Galway

Gateway Shopping Park in Galway has opened a Sonas Early Learning Centre that offers childcare to children from 6 months up to 12 years. It is the fifth unit to open in the shopping park’s newly completed extension in the last three months. Sonas Early Learning Centre offers quality childcare to babies, toddlers, pre-school and […]

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Newly extended Gateway Shopping Park opens its fourth store, Petstop

In a matter of weeks the newly extended Gateway Shopping Park in Galway has opened its fourth new store, Petstop. The new store has a floor area of 6,500 sq. ft and brings the total number of Petstop stores in Ireland to eight, which include The Park Carrickmines and Limerick One Shopping Park. Petstop is […]

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Carraig Donn’s Largest Store in Ireland to Open in Gateway Shopping Park

Carraig Donn will open a new store in Gateway Shopping Park in Galway on Friday 11th September. The new store will be the largest of all their retail stores with a floor area of 4,700 sq. ft and it will bring the total number of Carraig Donn stores in Ireland to 42. Carraig Donn is […]

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Neil Bannon – Retail Recovery

On the face of it the recovery in the retail sector is astounding. Excluding Cars the value of retail sales in Ireland in July was 5.9% higher than in July 2019. These are boom type numbers. Dig deeper and the continued polarisation of the Retail sector’s recovery is laid bare. Bars, Books, Fuel & Department […]