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Irish growth is six times faster than the EU's average

14 Sep
The Irish economy grew around six times faster than the European average in the three months of April, May and June.

Employment is now 20,000 higher than at peak of boom

28 Aug
Labour Force Survey shows there are 2.255 million people at work in the economy

Woodie's owner raising €160m to refinance debt

14 Aug
Grafton Group, the owner of DIY chain Woodie’s, are issuing 10 and 12 year bonds with 2.5% yield

Heatwave Boosts Q2 Retail Sales In Ireland

14 Aug
The long spell of warm weather this summer has boosted second-quarter sales in the Irish retail sector by 3.4%.

Salad Box opens first Irish restaurant in Cork

18 Jul
With existing stores in New York, Miami, London, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Budapest, Salad Box plans to open in 20 locations in Ireland over the next 3 years.

Currys PC World to open in Waterford Retail Park

28 Jun
Currys PC World will open a large store in Waterford Retail Park in the upcoming weeks with a floor area of 13,000 sq. ft.

New Costa Coffee store opens in Manor Mills Shopping Centre in Maynooth

26 Jun
Manor Mills Shopping Centre has just opened a brand new Costa Coffee store and its arrival has generated a lot of excitement in the centre.

Ireland’s first sensory-friendly retail park to be launched in Limerick

12 Jun
Parkway Retail Park is aiming to lead the way in sensory-friendly shopping to make store visits easier for people with autism and other sensory difficulties.

Unemployment at its lowest level in Ireland since banking crash at 5.8%

07 Jun
The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office yesterday revealed that unemployment fell again in May

Thurles Shopping Centre sells €17m ticket a few months after €7.5m ticket

07 Jun
Eason in Thurles Shopping Centre may well be the luckiest shop in Ireland after selling last night’s mega €17 million EuroMillions jackpot ticket

The Natural Bakery opens in Manor Mills Shopping Centre, Maynooth

06 Jun
Manor Mills Shopping Centre has just opened a new store ‘The Natural Bakery’ that offers a wide variety of breads, cakes, sandwiches, donuts and pastries

Consumer confidence edges higher in May

05 Jun
Consumer sentiment edged higher in May as consumers made plans to spend more with unemployment falling rapidly.

Dungarvan Shopping Centre to be featured on RTE's The Today Show

16 May
Dungarvan Shopping Centre will feature a fashion show from Carraig Donn, Born, Dunnes Stores, VT2, Heroes, Shanique and Paul Byron Shoes.

New store Right Price Tiles opens in Sligo Retail Park

11 May
This will be their first store in County Sligo and comes as great news to homeowners in and around its catchment area.

Stockist for Vero Moda and Vila opens in Dungarvan Shopping Centre

09 May
Dungarvan Shopping Centre has just added a new store to its tenant line-up, VT2.

Coolock’s Northside Shopping Centre goes on market for €50m plus

09 May
With 90% occupancy and gross rent at €4m, new owner will see return of more than 6%

Off Beat Donuts opens in The Square Town Centre in Tallaght

02 May
Off Beat Donuts offer donuts with gourmet fillings made fresh on-site throughout the day.

Unemployment rate in Ireland falls below 6% for first time in 10 years

01 May
New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that unemployment rate fell to 5.9% in April from 6% in March.

Almost €930m invested in commercial property in Ireland in 2018 so far

24 Apr
Property consultants CBRE Ireland have today released investment spend figures for the Irish market during the first quarter of 2018.

Central Bank forecasts greater employment and wage growth this year

24 Apr
The Central Bank is expecting wages to rise faster than previously thought as the country gets close to full employment.

Charlestown Shopping Centre in Dublin on market for €35.5m

04 Apr
Inclusion of mixed-use adjacent site adds to appeal of north Dublin complex.

Easter Activities in Naas Retail Park

03 Apr
Hundreds of local kids were greeted by the Easter Bunny to kick off the Easter Egg Hunt.

Goodbody issues report highlighting growth in Irish shopping centres

26 Mar
International investors have invested €3bn into shopping centres to tap the upturn in consumer spending.

Irish consumer spending rises for twelfth month

12 Mar
Index signalled a +4.4% year-on-year expansion in household expenditure in February.

Prime retail and office rents to rise further in 2018

01 Mar
Retail rents are expected to rise by 6% to new record highs this year a new commercial property survey predicts.

US equity firm Oaktree to complete The Square Shopping Centre purchase

28 Feb
Oaktree pays €250m for 90% of shops and 100% of future development.

Costa Coffee opens in Johnstown Shopping Centre, Navan

09 Feb
Johnstown Shopping Centre has undergone a lot of exciting new changes in the last couple of months.

Applegreen station opens in Navan Retail Park

06 Feb
The 24-hour station provides 6,000 sq. ft of food and beverage and includes Burger King and Subway

Sigma Retail Partners announce new Associate Director appointment

29 Jan
Freda O’Donnell has recently been appointed as Associate Director at Sigma Retail Partners.

Clear signs of property recovery broadening to retail and industrial sectors

24 Jan
According to a report from stockbroker Davy there are indications of the property recovery widening.

Dixons Carphone Ireland posts biggest increase in sales in its history

23 Jan
It trades as Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse in Ireland.

Ireland ranked as 8th best-performing economy in 2018

23 Jan
Findings from the World Economic Forum, which kicks off in the Swiss town of Davos today.

Construction industry is set for 14% growth in 2018

16 Jan
Aecom Ireland's latest survey of clients, consultants and contractors found broad optimism in the industry.

Irish consumer spending up 4.9% in December

10 Jan
Irish consumer spending showed an annual increase of 4.9% in December according to Visa's latest Consumer Spending Index.

Irish households have never been wealthier, says Ibec

08 Jan
Employers’ group forecasts growth rate in excess of 4% for 2018

Irish retailers on course for best Christmas season since 2007

05 Jan
Most businesses are on track to hit, and even surpass their pre-Christmas sales growth targets.

Bargain Town: Diehard shoppers dive in for sales discounts

05 Jan
Deal hunters brave early-morning cold on Stephen’s Day for post-Christmas crackers

Irish property market is sixth fastest growing in the world

05 Jan
Survey highlights Europe’s ‘austerity star performer’, although a slowdown is expected

ESRI report forecasts strong growth in the economy

13 Dec
A new report from the Economic and Social Research Institute says the economy will have another year of strong growth this year and next.

Sigma's Portfolio of Retail Parks and Shopping Centres

07 Dec
Take a look at Sigma's portfolio of retail parks and shopping centres in our new corporate videos.

Big changes in the pipeline for Johnstown Shopping Centre, Navan

21 Nov
Johnstown Shopping Centre in Navan has undergone a lot of exciting changes in the last few months.

Drogheda Retail Park to give away a €4,000 Christmas trip to Lapland

14 Nov
Chance for a family of four to win trip to meet Santa Claus in Lapland

Winning €7.5m Lotto ticket was sold in Thurles Shopping Centre

27 Oct
Eason in Thurles Shopping Centre sold the winning National Lottery ticket

A decade of excellence and expertise at B&Q in Gateway Retail Park

27 Oct
Hard to believe that it has been 10 years since B&Q moved into Gateway Retail Park

Huge crowds set to enjoy Halloween spooks parade at Waterford Retail Park

27 Oct
Waterford kids to enjoy a unique children’s Spooks Parade and family fun day

Central Bank upgrades growth forecasts for Irish economy

12 Oct
Bank delivers upbeat assessment amid strong growth in employment

“Name It by Sweet Pea” is a huge hit in Manor Mills Shopping Centre

10 Oct
Manor Mills Shopping Centre has just opened another new store carrying children's clothing.

Consumer spending in September has risen at its fastest pace for six months.

10 Oct
Findings of the Visa’s Irish Consumer Spending Index

Ireland on course for 'full' employment by next year

06 Oct
The Economic and Social Research Institute said consumer spending is one of the main reasons for strong economic growth.

What’s in store for your bricks-and-mortar store?

27 Sep
Traditional shops are being boxed in by online competition. But the high street isn’t going away anytime soon

The Retail Renaissance?

25 Sep
Sunday Business Post talks to Sigma's Managing Director Marcus Wren about the retail landscape in Ireland

Irish property fund pays €11.33m for second Dublin retail portfolio

21 Sep
BCP Asset Management buys St Andrew’s House investment on Exchequer Street

€50m portfolio sale includes shopping centres and parking lots

13 Sep
Galway’s Citypoint and Swords’ Boroimhe Shopping Centre part of investment

Two Tescos and two Aldis in package deal for €49m

13 Sep
‘Supermarket Collection’ has stores in Sandyford, Wexford and Tipperary

Homestore + More opens in Navan Retail Park

11 Sep
Navan Retail Park has successfully secured another retailer with a second store opening within a six month period.

Unemployment falls to nine-year low of 6.3%

06 Sep
Latest figures show number of workers classified as unemployed fell 1,700 in August

The Square Tallaght comes on market for €233m-plus

30 Aug
Rental income of nearly €14 million means shopping centre offers yield of 5.75 per cent

New clothing store Shade opens in Manor Mills Shopping Centre, Maynooth

24 Aug
Manor Mills Shopping Centre has just opened a new store called ‘Shade’, carrying popular clothing brands including Jack & Jones and Vera Moda.

Consumers and construction industry have increased confidence over future spending

14 Aug
According to KBC Bank and the Economic and Social Research Institute, consumers are feeling at their most buoyant for 17 months.

Fast-growing Irish economy set to wave goodbye to ‘lost decade’

08 Aug
Return to full employment by end of next year as job creation is growing at the fastest pace since 1999

Central Bank significantly raises forecasts for economy and jobs

31 Jul
The Central Bank has significantly raised its forecast for economic growth and expects GDP to grow by 4.5%, up from its previous estimate of 3.5%.

The Square shopping centre in Tallaght to go on sale for over €300 million

24 Jul
When opened back in 1990, The Square was the largest shopping centre in Ireland.

Dublin in top 5 cities in terms of retail rental growth

18 Jul
Property consultants, CBRE have today released their latest half yearly research report on Global Prime Retail Rents.

Irish consumer sentiment hits highest level in 16 months

12 Jul
‘Surprisingly strong’ June results reflect improving Irish economy, says KBC analyst.

€20m expansion plans for Gateway Retail Park in Galway

07 Jul
The new owners of Gateway Retail Park in Knocknacarra have drawn up fresh plans for the €20 million Phase 2 of the development.

Three Dublin shopping centres on sale for €43m

06 Jul
Suburban malls plus an office building bring a rent roll of €3m

Retail sales volume in Ireland continues its monthly climb - CSO Statistics

28 Jun
Seasonally adjusted the volume of retail sales increased by 0.8% in the month of May.

Ireland's strong economic growth to continue until 2020: Latest EY Economic Forecast

27 Jun
The Republic of Ireland is set to create 91,000 net new jobs by 2020, according to the latest EY Economic Eye Summer Forecast.

New store Pet Bliss opens in Drogheda Retail Park

22 Jun
Pet Bliss has opened its doors to the public in Drogheda Retail Park after a highly anticipated wait by pet lovers in and around its catchment area.

Much anticipated Applegreen Service Area to open in Navan Retail Park

19 Jun
Applegreen is scheduled to open in Navan Retail Park in early 2018 following a positive planning process with Meath County Council.

Ireland is 6th most competitive country in the world

01 Jun
Ireland has climbed to sixth in the latest world competitive rankings from Swiss business school IMD.

Applegreen buoyed by 'positive' start to year

30 May
Forecourt retailer Applegreen said it has had a positive start of 2017, with its business in Ireland delivering strong growth in non-fuel sales.

Mossy Shanahan Butchers opens in Thurles Shopping Centre

26 May
Thurles Shopping Centre has a new store, Mossy Shanahan Butchers, that has recently opened in the last few weeks.

Positive Economic Conditions Supporting Irish Retail Sector

25 May
Commercial property specialists CBRE today released their latest Retail Marketview report for the first quarter of 2017

82% of Irish Firms Reporting Growth or Stability

23 May
Business Monitor Report indicates an intensely competitive economic environment.

Last remaining retail units fill quickly at Manor Mills Shopping Centre, Maynooth

09 May
It looks like 2017 is going to be a good year for Manor Mills Shopping Centre.

McDonald’s on Dublin’s Mary Street for sale at €18.5m

03 May
Fast-food outlet and office suite will show net initial yield of 3.79%, says agent

Unemployment hits 9-year low of 6.2% as strong job growth continues

03 May
On current trends unemployment may fall below 6% before the end of this year

Blackstone to pump €50m into Blanchardstown Centre

27 Apr
The New York-based company paid Green Property €950m for the centre last year.

Majority of Irish Firms are on a Growth Trajectory

24 Apr
Bank of Ireland have today released their latest Economic Pulse .

Woodie's retail complex on the Naas Road for €26.5m

19 Apr
Prime single-let facility with initial yield of 6.95% likely to attract long-term investors

Irish economy growing faster than expected

11 Apr
Ireland has increased its forecasts for economic growth to 4.3% this year and 3.7% next year.

EZ Living Interiors to open a new store in Navan Retail Park

05 Apr
EZ Living Interiors will open a new store in Navan Retail Park in the upcoming weeks, with fit out work scheduled early April.

Ibec predicts ‘exceptional job surge’ with up to 50,000 new jobs in Ireland in 2017

04 Apr
Spending will get a boost from an exceptional job surge, coupled with tax cuts, wage growth and limited inflation.

Bearded Dragons, Geckos and Tarantulas to land in Drogheda Retail Park

30 Mar
Pet Bliss to open first major retail store in Drogheda Retail Park following success of its online shop.

Carraig Donn opens new store at Harbour Place Shopping Centre, Mullingar

28 Mar
Carraig Donn has recently added a 2,300 sq. ft outlet at Harbour Place Shopping Centre to its portfolio.

Clarendon buys 24 more shops at Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, Dublin 18

23 Mar
Company has also invested in Merchants Quay Shopping Centre in Cork city

New tenant Born Clothing joins Dungarvan Shopping Centre, Waterford

15 Mar
Dungarvan Shopping Centre in Waterford has recently welcomed a new retailer, Born Clothing to its strong line up of retailers.

Retail parks anchored by Lidl for sale in Dublin and Wicklow

08 Mar
Two retail parks anchored by Lidl stores are expected to attract considerable interest when they are offered for sale this week as individual investments.

Sales Volume increased by 2.2% in January 2017

07 Mar
Seasonally adjusted the volume of retail sales increased by 2.2% in the month of January 2017 with an annual increase of 4.9%.

Sigma Retail Partners at Completely Retail Marketplace

03 Mar
Sigma took an exhibition stand at yesterday’s Completely Retail Marketplace, the biggest annual retail property event in Ireland.

SuperValu store in Bray for sale seeking €8.4m

22 Feb
With the recovery in the supermarket sector now firmly established, Friends First is to seek in excess of €8.4m for the SuperValu store in Bray, Co Wicklow

Evans’s Henry Street shop is on the market for €18m

21 Feb
Dublin’s strongly performing Henry Street is once again to be the centre of attention for investment funds with the forthcoming sale of the retail premises

Work begins on updating City Square Shopping Centre in Waterford

21 Feb
Construction work begins on the upgrading and extension of the City Square Shopping Centre, Waterford

More than €20m to be spent on next phase of Galway’s Gateway Shopping Park

25 Jan
Site has considerable advantages over most out-of-town shopping centres because it has planning approval for open use retailing

Business rates biggest reason for retailers to shun the UK

19 Jan
Almost three quarters of international retailers are choosing to expand outside of the UK because of business rates

Property Industry Excellence Awards 2016

11 Nov
Sigma Retail Partners were delighted to be nominated as Property Entrepreneurs of the Year at last night's Property Industry Excellence Awards.

Skerries Point Shopping Centre for sale by Savills for €3m

09 Nov
Skerries Point Shopping Centre, which is close to the town centre and the largest residential cluster at Kelly’s Bay is on the market for €3m

Confidence is key as Irish retail sector outstrips UK

27 Oct
The outlook for retail sectors and especially fashion stores appear to be diverging between the UK and Irish markets.

Jervis Centre to get new flagship in first big shake-up in 20 years

26 Oct
The Shopping Centre is to get its first major shake-up with plans to replace its five fashion shops with a new flagship Topshop-Topman store.

Friends First pays about €9.2m for 3 store on Henry Street

26 Oct
Friends First Irish Commercial Property Fund has outbid several other investors to buy the 3 store at 35 Henry Street, almost €1m above the guide price.

Green Property puts Killarney Outlet Centre on market

20 Oct
Green Property guiding €11.5m for the Killarney Outlet Centre, which is producing a rental income of about €1m a year.

German pension fund leads race for €600m Liffey Valley centre

11 Oct
Germany’s largest public pensions group is understood to be the lead bidder for the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in west Dublin.

Stillorgan Shopping Centre owner in €116m share buyback

28 Sep
Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate has launched a £100 million (€116 million) share buyback programme to bolster returns for investors.

Merchants Quay Shopping Centre to sell for €12.5m

28 Sep
Cork city’s Shopping Centre is to be offered for sale with planning approval for the redevelopment of a number of its internal retail units.

€62m for majority stake in Navan Town Centre

21 Sep
Commercial property developer Duignan & McCarthy is gearing up to sell its majority interest in Navan Town Centre at a guide price of €62m.

Ballymount Retail Centre for sale at nearly €14m

14 Sep
A leading retail park anchored by the high-profile company Tilestyle in west Dublin goes for sale at a guide price of more than €13.8 m.

Carlow’s Fairgreen shopping centre for €36m

14 Sep
CBRE are quoting €36m for the 14-year-old Carlow centre, which is 95% let and producing a rental income of €2,705,000 per annum.

€27m for shopping mall sites off Grafton Street

14 Sep
The extensive portfolio covering 18 commercial properties and 12 residential units is on market near Grafton Street.

Prominent space on Grafton Street goes up for sale for €40m

07 Sep
Savills has launched the Grafton Collection, a series of properties that spans some of Grafton St and Duke St.

Kennedy Wilson to sell Dublin retail investments worth €14.5m

07 Sep
The international real estate investment firm Kennedy Wilson is to sell four retail investments in Dublin city centre.

Liffey Valley centre attracts Canadian and German funds

30 Aug
The centre has attracted Germany’s largest public pension fund and The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.

Tesco under pressure from Dunnes as SuperValu remains Ireland's top grocer

08 Aug
SuperValu has retained its position as the country's biggest grocery retailer.

Liffey Valley Shopping Centre to go on the market

21 Jul
U.S. real estate investor Hines plans to sell a Dublin shopping mall and adjacent land for approximately €600m.

Fitzwilliam Finance Partners submit planning application in conjunction with Arnotts

18 Jul
Planning application submitted in conjunction with Arnotts to DCC to separate numbers 7, 8 & 9 Henry Street into a separate building of approx. 40,000 sq.ft.

Goldman Sachs buys Arklow shopping centre and office block

18 Jul
The competition regulator clears the way for merchant bank Goldman Sachs to buy Arklow’s Bridgewater shopping centre and a nearby office block for €33.25m.

Dealz owner Poundland sold for €717m

14 Jul
Discount chain Poundland, which operates in Ireland as Dealz, is to be snapped up by South African retailer Steinhoff International.

Remaining Irish HMV stores to shut within months

11 Jul
HMV is to launch a new online video-streaming platform offering 3,000 films in a move that will see it compete directly with Netflix.

European funds spend €72m on Dublin shopping centres

06 Jul
Two European funds are in the process of buying three Dublin shopping centres anchored by SuperValu for more than €72m.

How Brexit will affect Irish property?

05 Jul
From a property perspective, the job at hand is to limit the damage to the sector and identify how we as a nation can benefit.

Maynooth Manor Mills shopping centre on the block at €13.4m

29 Jun
Manor Mills Shopping Centre in Maynooth, Co Kildare, is back on the market at a knockdown price of €13.4m.

Debenhams emerges as preferred bidder for its own business in Ireland

29 Jun
Debenhams has emerged as the preferred bidder for its own business in Ireland, seeing off competition from UK billionaire Mike Ashley.

Oranmore town centre in Galway for €5.25m

29 Jun
OranTown Centre which includes 35 retail and office units in a two-storey building extending to 4,180 sq.m (45,000 sq.ft) with 230 car parking spaces.

Retail sales increase during May

28 Jun
Volume of retail sales rose by 8.1% in May when compared to the same month of 2015, according to the Central Statistics Office.

Goldman Sachs buys Bridgewater Shopping Centre

13 Jun
Goldman Sachs has acquired Bridgewater Shopping Centre in Arklow, Co Wicklow, in an off-market deal for €33.25m.

German investment fund Patrizia nears SV4 Collection deal

13 Jun
Three south Dublin south Dublin retail centres are set to be sold for well in excess of their asking prices of €64m.

Sports Direct pays €12m for Boyers building off O’Connell St

30 May
Sports Direct, Mike Ashley’s UK-listed retailer has acquired the former Boyers department store in North Earl Street in Dublin city centre.

Ikea to open second Dublin outlet this summer

30 May
Ikea set to open its second outlet in Dublin this summer after agreeing a 10-year lease with IPUT plc.

Green Reit confident of buyer for Tallaght’s €65m Arena Centre

30 May
Green Reit is still confident of finding a buyer for the €65 million-plus mixed-use Arena Centre in Tallaght, Co Dublin.

Interim Examiner appointed to Debenhams Retail (lreland)

12 May
The High Court has appointed an Interim Examiner to Debenhams Retail (Ireland) following an application by the directors of the company.

Combined Lidl, Aldi market share nears leader Supervalu

10 May
Almost one in four Irish consumers now do their shopping in either Aldi or Lidl, according to figures to be published.

Retail Sales Update - Q1 2016

29 Apr
Irish retail sales are seeing steady growth in 2016 with the latest CSO figures showing sales volumes to have increased by 5.2% in the year to March 2016.

Early Easter helps to give Irish retail sector a boost

26 Apr
Strong grocery sales helped boost the retail sector in the first three months of the year, but experts have attributed the bounce to the early Easter.

Irish Life acquires Limerick’s top performing retail park

20 Apr
Irish Life outbids Euromillions jackpot winner, Ms Dolores McNamara, to acquire Limerick’s top performing retail park.

Euromillions €115m winner bids to buy Limerick retail park

13 Apr
Euromillions winner involved in a bidding competition with Irish Life over future ownership of Limerick retail park.

North’s largest retail parks bought by Lotus & Tristan

13 Apr
Lotus and Tristan Capital Partners acquire two of Northern Ireland’s largest retail parks in an investment worth more than €55m.

SuperValu-anchored centres for sale at €80m

06 Apr
Three Dublin shopping complexes anchored by SuperValu and another in Waterford are to be offered for sale for more than €80m.

Portfolio of Dublin city retail units for €21.5m

06 Apr
A substantial portfolio of investment properties in Dublin city centre go for sale today guiding €21.5m.

Retail Sales Update - March 2016

04 Apr
Irish retail sales remain strong in 2016 with the latest CSO figures showing annual growth to have surged by 11% in February.

NAMA readies €250m Project Beara portfolio

23 Mar
NAMA has appointed EY to manage the sale of Project Beara, a c. €250m loan portfolio secured by retail, residential and land portfolio assets.

Whitewater Shopping Centre has been sold for €180m

21 Mar
German fund manager Deka Immobilien has bought Whitewater Shopping Centre in Kildare for €180m.

Successful Limerick retail park goes on sale for €44m

02 Mar
One of the most successful retail parks outside Dublin, Childers Road Retail Park in Limerick goes on sale for €44m.

Athlone’s Golden Island shopping centre sold for €43.5m

02 Mar
Swiss bank Credit Suisse has purchased the Golden Island shopping centre in Athlone for €43.5m.

SuperValu grocery sales top €2.6 billion and more stores to open

22 Feb
SuperValu grocery sales top €2.6bn last year, with plans to open 5 new stores, creating 350 jobs with €28m investment.

Trinity Street in Dublin 2 fast becoming retail destination

17 Feb
A retail and office building with redevelopment potential a minute’s walk from Grafton Street in Dublin 2 has come on the market for €4.2m.

Portfolio of prime shops in Cork and Limerick

17 Feb
A portfolio of prime retail and office assets in Cork and Limerick has come on the market at more than €9.5 m.

Victoria’s Secret set to lease BT2 store on Grafton Street

17 Feb
The US’s most famous women’s lingerie company is in advanced discussions to replace BT2 in one of the most prominent stores on Dublin’s Grafton Street.

Green Reit to sell off mixed-use €169m portfolio

03 Feb
A mixed portfolio of commercial properties assembled by Green Reit is expected to sell for more than €168.7m.

Green Property puts Dublin’s Blanchardstown Centre up for sale

21 Jan
Green Property is bringing its crown jewel retail asset to market, which could fetch up to €1.2bn.

Home Retail confirms Homebase sale to Wesfarmers

18 Jan
Wesfarmers buys Home Retail Group’s Homebase chain for £340m, which will be rebranded as Bunnings in Ireland and the UK.

Germany's biggest pension fund targets Dublin retail

18 Jan
Retail investments on Dublin's Grafton and Henry Street are the no.1 priority for a new €1.3bn retail investment programme.

Bloomfield Shopping Centre in Bangor sold for £54.5m

08 Jan
Sale of the Bangor retail site was the fifth biggest deal involving a Northern Ireland business in the last year.

Retail sales for November pointed to a strong Christmas

08 Jan
Massive shopping sprees on Black Friday and Cyber Monday were key contributors to the growth.

Dunnes Stores has completed the purchase of Café Sol

08 Dec
Dunnes Stores has completed the purchase of Café Sol, the coffee shop and restaurant business in Dublin.

Black Friday throws focus on changing retail market

07 Dec
In contrast to the UK where footfall figures dropped by more than 9%, Dublin footfall dipped by less than 2%.

The right moves: Agents grapple with changing retail tastes

07 Dec
Retailers are changing how they operate and agents, architects and developers need to understand in order to capitalise on an evolving market.

High Court approves scheme to save 130 jobs at Best

12 Nov
A survival scheme preserving 130 of 200 jobs has been approved by the High Court for the company operating Best menswear stores

Iconic Avoca store to be sold to US multinational for €60m

12 Nov
Popular food and luxury goods retailer Avoca is to be sold to US multinational Aramark for in excess of €60 million.

Investor appetite for Irish retail assets is on the increase

11 Nov
54% of investor spend in the third quarter of this year was associated with the purchase of retail investments, according to a new report from CBRE.

New owners pumped €100m into store since Arnotts buy

02 Nov
THE new owner of Arnotts has pumped more than €100m into the business since competition authorities signed off on a takeover deal in August.

Carrickmines ‘district centre’ site goes to market

30 Oct
17.92 acres of land designated for the third and final phase of The Park in Carrickmines, guiding in excess of €45m

Mothercare Ireland exits examinership process

29 Oct
Over 250 jobs across the country have been secured after the High Court approved Mothercare Ireland's exit from the examinership process.

Irish now more likely to eat and drink in shopping centres

21 Oct
48% of Irish shoppers said they would be more inclined to partake of food and beverage options within a shopping centre than in other types of retail offerings.

Property funds main landlords on Grafton and Henry streets

21 Oct
Investor interest in Grafton and Henry streets has increased considerably over the past two years following a period of minimal activity.

Hammerson closes €1.85b Irish Project Jewel loan deal

20 Oct
UK REIT Hammerson announces the closing of the acquisition of Project Jewel portfolio of loans secured against a number of retail assets .

Naas retail park at Newhall complex for sale

15 Oct
The successful Newhall complex at junction 10 of the N7 Dublin-Limerick motorway, goes for sale today at a guide price of more than €21.5 million.

Deutsche Bank backs US firm's Cornerstone deal

08 Oct
Deutsche Bank financed the €118m purchase of six provincial shopping centres by a US fund.

JV set to offload Ireland's €150m Whitewater Shopping Centre

06 Oct
The Whitewater Shopping Centre in Newbridge has been put up for sale by its joint venture owners Ballymore Properties and Elm Holdings.

Irish Life spends €19.2m on Grafton Street flagship store

30 Sep
Irish Life has purchased two recently amalgamated shops which now serve as the flagship store for Life Style Sports.

US company favourite to acquire five retail parks

17 Sep
US company in key position to purchase Nutgrove Retail Park in Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 and four other retail parks for over €170m.

NAMA launches sale of €115m provincial Irish retail portfolio

10 Sep
NAMA has launched the sale of a provincial shopping centre and two retail parks dubbed the Hazel portfolio, seeking offers in excess of €115m.

Sigma appointed as asset managers of shopping centre in Waterford

10 Sep
Sigma Retail Partners have been appointed as the Retail Asset Managers over Dungarvan Shopping Centre in Waterford.

Sale of Beechmount Shopping Centre, Navan and site

09 Sep
Agents Bannon are offering for sale a shopping complex in Navan, Co Meath and a development site with a total value of €4.5m.

Boyers department store to shut with loss of 83 jobs

09 Sep
Boyers Department store in Dublin will close on January 31 next year following an orderly wind-down, the company’s owners said

Bangor shopping centre with guide of €73m

07 Sep
Savills have put Bloomfield Shopping Centre and Retail Park in Bangor on the market with a guide price of €73m.

Retail centres Junction One and The Outlet are up for sale

02 Sep
Two of Northern Ireland's biggest retail parks - Junction One and The Outlet - have gone on the market with an overall guide price of around £60m.

Fitzwilliam Partners buys more retail properties

27 Aug
Noel Smyth’s Fitzwilliam Partners, which has gained control of the Arnotts Group, is continuing the policy of buying adjoining retail properties.

Purchase of €68m Frascati Shopping Centre completed

20 Aug
Invesco Real Estate has completed the purchase of the Frascati Shopping Centre in Blackrock, Co Dublin, for a figure slightly over €68m.

Latest Retail Sales a Positive Barometer but Availability Working Capital an Issue

24 Jul
The latest figures released by lobby group Retail Excellence Ireland show a most welcome increase in retail sales.

Best menswear group goes into examinership

22 Jul
An Interim examiner has been appointed to Best, the company operating Best Menswear stores across Ireland.

High Court appoints interim examiner to Mothercare Ireland

22 Jul
An interim examiner has been appointed by the High Court to Mothercare Ireland, which employs 276 people in 18 stores across the country.

Tesco seeking more than €40m for Athlone centre

15 Jul
The Golden Island shopping centre in Athlone is to be sold by its UK owners Tesco, quoting in excess of €40 million for the centre.

Ownership change for Stephen’s Green SC

10 Jul
Majority owner Irish Life (73% stake) is planning to sell 35.4% of its interests in the expectation that this will trigger a series of changes.

Navan Retail Park Acquired by Oaktree

24 Jun
Target Investment Opportunities PLC, the investment fund controlled by Oaktree Capital, has recently acquired Navan Retail Park for a price of €11.5m.

Irish Life buys Sovereign Portfolio for €154 million

22 Jun
McDonald’s outlet on Dublin’s Grafton Street is among eight retail investments and five office blocks bought by Irish Life for about €154m.

DevSecs and McKillen agree €12.8m southside property deal

10 Jun
UK Development Securities and a company backed by developer Paddy McKillen have completed a deal for two properties in south Dublin.

Nama prepares to dazzle market with €2.4b Project Jewel

09 Jun
SWF expected to turn their attention to Ireland as Nama begins the process to sell off the €2.4 bn Project Jewel shopping centre loan portfolio.

Eurozone grows 0.4% in first quarter

13 May
Eurozone strengthened to 0.4% in the first three months of this year, as its slow recovery continues. Fastest rate for nearly two years.

Spending up 4.3% as consumers splash out

13 May
Consumer spending is up 4.3% in the last year with online sales growing three times faster than in-store purchases.

Annual retail sales increase 9.2% in March

30 Apr
Volume of retail sales (i.e. excluding price effects) increased by 1.4% in March 2015 when compared with February 2015, an increase of 9.2% on annual figure.

Musgrave buys out HCJV’s property loans owed to IBRC

30 Mar
Musgrave has bought out an estimated €80 million of HCJV’s property loans owed to IBRC.

Blanchardstown Shopping Centre owner refinancing loans

03 Mar
Green Property is seeking to refinance debts tied to the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre in Dublin, worth an estimated €650m.

NAMA appoints Cushman & Wakefield to sell Project Arrow

16 Feb
NAMA appoints Cushman & Wakefield’s to sell €8.4bn Project Arrow non-performing loan portfolio, as the Irish bad bank accelerates its remaining wind-down.

Six provincial shopping centres on market for €115m

11 Feb
Six provincial shopping centres, valued before the property crash at €400 to €450 million are to be offered for sale in one lot at over €115 million.

Ulster Bank reported to be speeding up sale of remaining Irish loans

29 Jan
Ulster Bank to speed up the sale of the lender's remaining Irish loans as the UK parent decides to cut its losses and wind up its toxic loans unit early.

Retail Sales Volume increased by 0.5% in December 2014

29 Jan
Volume of retail sales increased by 0.5% in December 2014 compared with November 2014 and an increase of 5.1% in the annual figure.

Grafton Group's revenues up 9.5% on improving Irish & UK economies

12 Jan
Builders, merchanting, and DIY group Grafton increased revenues by 9.5%, helped by exposure to the recovering construction sectors in Ireland and the UK.

Almost 60% of workers to get pay rises in 2015

05 Jan
Workers at more than half of companies are set to get a pay rise in 2015 – the first widespread increases since the economic crisis

Former NAMA Retail Property Advisor launches retail asset management company

05 Jan
Marcus Wren, former Senior Retail Property Advisor with NAMA, has opened Ireland's only specialist retail asset management company

2015 will be the busiest year ever within the Irish retail property investment market

05 Jan
This year will see an unprecedented level of activity within the Irish retail property investment market