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Blanchardstown Centre in line for €16.5m makeover boost

Blanchardstown, one of the country’s largest shopping and leisure facilities, is to get a €16.5m interior design makeover. Multi Corporation, the pan-European retail platform that manages the centre, hopes to transform the look of the popular north-west Dublin shopping destination. The upgrade works, which are the first of their kind since Blanchardstown opened in 1996, […]

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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 […]

TU Dublin and Bannon Host Awards Ceremony for Outstanding Students

Since 2017, TU Dublin and Chartered Surveyors and Commercial Property Consultants, Bannon, have collaborated on an Applied Investment and Asset Valuations module for final-year Property Economics students. The joint venture between Paul Doyle and Roderick Nowlan of Bannon, and Emer Byrne and Eloise Heron of TU Dublin underpins the appetite for both the university and […]

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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 […]