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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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How To Achieve The Connectivity That Today’s Tenants Need

Connectivity is firmly established as a necessary utility for office tenants. However, there are still many office locations that don’t deliver the connectivity that businesses require. A Bisnow survey carried out in September found that 69% of businesses had moved location to improve connectivity, while 41% of respondents said poor quality connectivity hindered them from […]

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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% […]