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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 […]

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Hibernia REIT lets remaining space in 2WML building

Hibernia REIT has let the remaining space in its 2WML building to online fashion platform Zalando Ireland. The 47,500 sq.ft has been rented on a 15-year lease, with term certain of seven years, at initial rent of €2.9 million per annum – almost €60 per square foot. The building is now let to Zalando, Udemy […]

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Hibernia REIT upbeat on Dublin office market

Hibernia REIT has made two acquisitions in recent months as it bought assets next to properties it already owns. In a trading update covering the period from October to today, the commercial property firm said it spent €2.5m on the two acquisitions. Hibernia REIT also said it was in negotiations with tenants to take 56,000 […]

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Specsavers open in Manor Mills Shopping Centre in Maynooth

Specsavers have now joined the tenant line up in Manor Mills Shopping Centre. The store is equipped with the latest eye and ear testing technology. Maynooth is the only Specsavers store in North Kildare. Specsavers now have over 1,980 stores worldwide including 79 in Ireland. The chain offers optician services for eyesight testing and sells […]

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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. […]


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 […]