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How much do our Local Authorities rely upon retail rates?

Businesses across Ireland contribute approximately €1.5 billion in commercial rates to Local Authorities across the country each year. This is a critical source of income for each of the 31 Local Authorities in the State and typically accounts for between 16% and 53% of their revenue stream with the national average standing at 33%. According […]

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Potential Planning Impacts

It is likely that the Government may introduce Emergency Legislation to extend/suspend the statutory timeframes which apply to planning applications and appeals.  Currently a planning application which is not adjudicated upon within the 8 week timeframe (barring an F.I. & assuming no 3rd party appeal) receives a grant of permission by default.  The current planning […]

In response to the spread of the COVID-19 Virus

Dear clients and friends of Bannon, In response to the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, as of cob on Monday 16th March Bannon has temporality moved the operation of the business entirely to remote working. Our Team is fully equipped, trained and experienced to continue client services as efficiently as is possible in a remote […]

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Neil Bannon – Retail on the High Street

There has been a lot of talk about the future of the bricks & mortar of Irish retail and flagging local retail performances – most of which has been framed through the arrival of online sales. But is it all as worrying as we’re led to believe? Neil Bannon, Executive Chairman of Commercial Property Consultancy firm […]

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Pritzker Architecture Prize Goes to Two Women for the First Time

When designing a campus for a new University of Engineering and Technology in Lima, Peru, the Dublin-based architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara thought deeply about how to integrate the wind and the rain. It is because of that sensitivity to the natural elements, as well as qualities like their emphasis on collaboration, that the […]

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Main street isn’t out of fashion, but fashion may be

The media’s focus on extreme cases, and invalid comparisons with European markets, are two of the reasons behind the false narrative that has developed around retailing in Ireland. That’s according to Neil Bannon, chairman and head of consultancy at Bannon Property Consultants. And Neil Bannon should know, as one of Ireland’s most experienced retail agents […]