Krispy Kreme joins The Square Town Centre just in time for Christmas
Krispy Kreme has opened a new store today on Level 1 in The Square Town Centre
Drogheda’s club Newtown Blues members have won RTE Ireland’s Fittest Family!
After an intense 8 weeks, the Nugent family is officially declared as Ireland’s fittest family.
What a milestone it is for The Square Town Centre!
Penneys has just opened and look at the incredible turnout.
Gateway Shopping Park is proud to contribute to our local community
Our latest cause is the Royal National Lifeboat Institution that does outstanding life-saving rescue work.
Sligo Retail Park is proud to contribute to the enhancement of our local community
Our latest worthy causes are Active Retirement Ireland and Irish Olympian Christopher O’Donnell.
The Warehouse Gym opens in Gateway Shopping Park, Galway
With a floor area of 18,000 sq. ft, it is the biggest gym in their chain and one of the biggest gyms in the west of Ireland.
The wildflowers sown last year at Thurles Shopping Centre are now in full bloom.
We are continuing our commitment to implementing sustainability initiatives across all of our assets.
Penneys begin fit-out works in The Square Town Centre
We are delighted to announce that the retail unit has been handed over to Penneys to begin renovations for the new store in Tallaght.
We continue our commitment in reducing carbon consumption across our portfolio
Over the past year Sigma have been exploring ways to introduce more widespread EV charging facilities across the 13 property locations we manage.
Cinemas reopen again in The Square under the new brand name, Movies@TheSquare
Movies@ have completely refurbished the existing 13 screen cinema to a state of the art multiplex.
Sporting goods giant Decathlon to open in Parkway Retail Park in Limerick
The new store will have a floor area of c.50,000 square feet offering a full range of own brands across 70 sports.
Telecommunications Provider Three opens in Manor Mills Shopping Centre, Maynooth
Three will be the latest tenant added to the current line-up of 30 retailers in the shopping centre.
Snap Fitness opens today in Waterford Retail Park
Similar to all Snap Fitness gyms around the world, the new Waterford gym will open 24/7 around the clock.
The Mater Foundation’s 100 Miles Challenge
Sigma Retail Partners are taking on The Mater Foundation’s “100 Miles Challenge" to raise vital funds for the Mater Public Hospital.
Parkway Retail Park's new sustainability initiatives
Parkway Retail Park has just added a new pollinator area and bug hotel onto its premises.
Starbucks open state-of-the-art coffee pod at Naas Retail Park
After a highly anticipated wait, coffee lovers in the Naas and surrounding areas finally get to see Starbucks open in Naas Retail Park.
It’s Official: Penneys arrives to The Square Town Centre
New store will open next year and will be the retailer’s 37th store in Ireland
Irish economy growing at the fastest rate in EU
Latest figures put the country on course to record double-digit growth in 2021
Maxi Zoo to open its first Sligo store in Sligo Retail Park
Their new store is over 7,000 sq. ft and stocks an extensive range of pet products.
The Square Arts Project
The Square Arts Project is a new creative arts initiative with the aim of delivering vibrant, creative spaces throughout The Square Town Centre.
Thurles Shopping Centre welcomes award-winning store The Gourmet Butcher
The Gourmet Butcher are speciality Artisan butchers who are locally-owned and independently run.
Bookstation in Harbour Place Shopping Centre
Bookstation has just completed their new store refit in Harbour Place Shopping Centre, Mullingar
New Eir Store opens in Dungarvan Shopping Centre
Dungarvan Shopping Centre is excited to announce that it has just added Eir to its established list of retail stores.
Maxi Zoo to join Sligo Retail Park’s impressive tenant line-up
Maxi Zoo has confirmed that it will open a new store in Sligo Retail Park in September this year.
Non-Essential Stores Reopen Today in Ireland
After almost five months of closure, non-essential retail shops have reopened today across the country.
We are delighted with the announcement of the new reopening measures in Ireland.
We look forward to working hard in the next two weeks to prepare for the reopening.
Happy Earth Day
We at Sigma Retail Partners are continuing our commitment to protect the environment.
The Pantry at Sasta opens in Manor Mills Shopping Centre, Maynooth
Following the success of the first restaurant Sasta by the River, a second outlet The Pantry at Sasta has just opened.
The Square Town Centre proudly supports Tallaght University Hospital
Highlighting the critical work that hospitals and their teams of dedicated staff do for our community.
World Energy Efficiency Day, 5th March 2021
Sigma Retail Partners are committed to implementing energy efficient initiatives across our 14 retail parks and shopping centres.
The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland’s Sustainability Declaration
Sigma Retail Partners are fully committed to protecting the environment and have signed up to the SCSI Sustainability Declaration.
The Warehouse Gym signs new lease in Gateway Shopping Park, Galway
Gateway Shopping Park will soon have an exciting and state-of-the-art gym opening.
Name It Opens in The Square Town Centre
Name It has just opened in The Square Town Centre in Tallaght, just in time for Christmas.
Shops Reopen Following the Easing of Covid-19 Restrictions
We are delighted that non-essential retail shops have reopened today across the country following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.
Coffee specialist Starbucks set to open at Naas Retail Park
Coffee lovers in the Naas and surrounding areas can expect to see Starbucks open in Naas Retail Park at the end of the first quarter in 2021.
Harvey Norman much-anticipated arrival into Sligo Retail Park is finally here
Harvey Norman has just opened their brand new 45,000 sq. ft store in Sligo Retail Park on Thursday, 5th November.
Today we celebrate The Square Town Centre’s 30th Birthday!
We would like to say a big thank you to all the loyal customers and their support over the last 30 years
Sonas Early Learning Centre opens in Gateway Shopping Park, Galway
Gateway Shopping Park in Galway has opened a Sonas Early Learning Centre that offers childcare to children from 6 months up to 12 years
Newly extended Gateway Shopping Park opens its fourth store, Petstop
The new store has a floor area of 6,500 sq. ft and brings the total number of Petstop stores in Ireland to eight.
Carraig Donn opens in Gateway Shopping Park in Galway
This is Carraig Donn’s biggest store in Ireland with a floor area of 4,700 sq. ft.
Carraig Donn’s Largest Store in Ireland to Open in Gateway Shopping Park
Carraig Donn will open a new store in Gateway Shopping Park in Galway on Friday 11th September.
JYSK Opens in Sligo Retail Park
A huge congratulations to JYSK for officially opening their doors today in Sligo Retail Park.
International homeware chain JYSK to open in Sligo Retail Park
International homeware retailer JYSK will open a new store in Sligo Retail Park on Thursday, 27th August.
Harvey Norman opens today in Gateway Shopping Park in Galway
A huge congratulations to Harvey Norman for officially opening their doors today in Gateway Shopping Park in Knocknacarra, Galway
Creation of 300 Jobs at Gateway Shopping Park’s Phase 2 in Galway
The Phase 2 development provided over 150 jobs during the construction phase and is expected to create over 300 jobs when fully occupied.
Harvey Norman Open Their New Flagship Store in Gateway Shopping Park’s New Phase 2
Harvey Norman are set to open their premium store in the new Phase 2 development at Gateway Shopping Park, Knocknacarra, Galway.
New restaurant, Sasta by the River, coming soon to Manor Mills Shopping Centre
New restaurant to offer a great selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, homemade cakes and pastries.
Boots to be the first store to open in Gateway Shopping Park’s New Phase 2
Boots will come as an excellent addition to the existing park, currently anchored by Dunnes Stores and B&Q.
Our shopping centres are finally open again!
It is wonderful to welcome our customers back to our shopping centres which are finally open again today after the Covid-19 closure.
Shopping Centres to Reopen Next Monday
We are delighted that our shopping centres will be reopening next Monday 15th June.
Much anticipated JYSK and Smyths Toys open in Parkway Retail Park in Limerick
Parkway Retail Park has opened two new stores in June 2020, the well-established multinational chain Smyths Toys and international homeware retailer JYSK.
Decathlon to open new Dublin store on Saturday
The French sports retail giant will open its site in Ballymun to the public this weekend
Bray Retail Park Covid-19 New Safety Measures
Take a look at the new safety measures in place for Bray Retail Park.
Long queues in Naas Retail Park as parts of Covid-19 lockdown lifted
Queues formed outside B&Q in Naas Retail Park today as the first phase of the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions began.
Phase 1 Retailers Reopen today!
We are absolutely delighted to see our retail parks across Ireland come alive again with the Phase 1 reopening of our stores.
Phase 1 reopening of our 8 retail parks across Ireland
Everyone has been hard at work this week getting ready for the Phase 1 reopening in our 8 retail parks across Ireland on Monday 18th May.
The Square Tallaght launches Be Kind campaign to support local heroes
The Square Tallaght has set up an initiative to give back to local organisations and frontline workers.
Planning permission granted for a new cinema by Harbour Place Shopping Centre
The plans submitted by Omniplex Ltd include details for the construction of a five-screen cinema.
Gateway Retail Park announces new stores from Spring 2020
Harvey Norman, Carraig Donn, Evergreen Healthstore, Boots, Camile Thai, Esquires Coffee and Spraoi Early Learning Centres to join Gateway Retail Park.
Parkway Retail Park in Limerick signs two major retailers JYSK and Smyths Toys
Parkway Retail Park is due to open two new stores in the first quarter of 2020
Focus on retail parks drives Sigma’s success
Leasing vacant units, adding space and attracting the right tenants has led to a significant uplift for the retail asset manager
Irish economy to grow by 3.6% in 2020
The European Commission has predicted that the Irish economy - as measured by GDP - will grow by 3.6% this year and by 3.2% in 2021.
Retail parks are booming thanks to the draw of big-box stores such as Woodie's
In 2015, Navan Retail Park in Co Meath was looking a little worse for wear.
Specsavers open in Manor Mills Shopping Centre in Maynooth
The new store is equipped with the latest eye and ear testing technology. Maynooth is the only Specsavers store in North Kildare.
Harvey Norman to open Knocknacarra store in April with the creation of over 60 jobs
Their new 60,000 sq. ft. flagship store and other new stores like Boots are all due to open in Spring 2020.
GoCar cargo van is now in Naas Retail Park
The van is a Renault Trafic and it can be booked by the hour or day via the GoCar app or website.
Quigleys Cafe, Bakery and Deli joins The Square Tallaght
We are delighted to welcome Quigleys into The Square Tallaght on Level 2.
Harvey Norman due to open in Gateway Retail Park in March 2020
We are delighted to announce that we have handed over the unit to Harvey Norman in Gateway Retail Park in Galway.
Employment passes 2.3 million people for the first time
Numbers grow by 2.4% in third quarter but employment rate is below pre-crash level
Two new stores open in The Square Tallaght this week
The Square Tallaght has just opened two new stores, Diffney and Carraig Donn, on levels 1 and 2 respectively.
Jobless rate drops to just 4.8% as economy comes close to full employment
The jobless rate has dropped to just 4.8% of the total workforce, bringing the economy close to full employment.
Retail sales in Ireland have proven resilient in the face of Brexit
Irish retail sales rise 4.2% over the past year and 2.8% in value, the latest figures show.
Halloween Spooks Parade in our Retail Parks this weekend
Join us as ghosts and ghouls descent upon our retail parks across the country!
Sustainability Day 23rd October 2019
Today is Sustainability Day and Sigma are committed to implementing sustainability initiatives all across our 14 retail parks and shopping centres.
The Square Events 2019
Take a look at the exciting activity-packed year The Square Tallaght has had so far in 2019.
New Bug Hotel in Harbour Place Shopping Centre, Mullingar
The students of St Brigid's School built a brand new Bug Hotel in Harbour Place Shopping Centre in Mullingar.
Student Night in The Square Town Centre
A fun-filled Student Night was had in The Square Town Centre last Thursday with loads of discounts, deals, games and entertainment.
Gateway Retail Park (Galway) Phase 2 development
Take a look at the progress Gateway Retail Park in Galway has made in the last few months!
Drogheda Retail Park’s competition winner wins brand new laptop
Delight for Liz Doyle as she picks up a new laptop in back-to-school competition.
Child Car Seat Safety event in Naas Retail Park
According to RSA, four in five child car seats are fitted incorrectly.
Manor Mills Shopping Centre on Ireland AM this morning
Its retailers showcased key looks and latest trends for autumn/winter 2019
More new stores in Thurles Shopping Centre
We would like to welcome our new retailers into Thurles Shopping Centre.
Drogheda Retail Park is a proud sponsor of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is a celebration of Irish music and culture with an expected 8,000 musicians this year and had 500,000 attendees last year.
Sligo woman has been named the county’s Local Hero by Sligo Retail Park
Sligo woman Geraldine Lynch wins 'Do Well By Doing Good' award for work in Knock Airport
JYSK opens a new store in Navan Retail Park
This will be JYSK's third store in Ireland in four months with an aim to open 15 stores in two years.
International homeware chain JYSK opens in Drogheda Retail Park
JYSK has just opened a new store in Drogheda Retail Park and will open another store in Navan Retail Park on Thursday, 25th July.
Navan Retail Park's Local Heroes award
The competition is part of Navan Retail Park’s asset manager Sigma Retail Partners’ commitment to social responsibility
Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre majority stake guiding €130m
Businessman Pierce Molony and Madison seek buyer for 62.4% shareholding
Gateway Retail Park in Galway Launches e-Charging Points
Sigma Retail Partners are committed to a cleaner and greener environment.
Irish unemployment rate revised to 4.6%, lowest since 2006
Ireland's unemployment rate was revised down sharply on Tuesday, the statistics agency said.
Boots signs up for flagship Galway store in Gateway Retail Park
Pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer agrees rent of €35 per sq ft in second phase
Gateway Retail Park’s Phase 2 Launch Event
The new Phase 2 expansion of Gateway Retail Park was officially launched this morning at Eathos in Baggot Street.
New Costa Coffee store to open in Waterford Retail Park
Costa Coffee will open a brand new store in Waterford Retail Park on the Outer Ring Road this summer.
Danish Firm JYSK Opens First Homeware Store in Naas Retail Park
Danish home retail group JYSK is opening the first of 15 stores across Ireland, in Naas, Co Kildare, today.
Smith's SuperValu in Johnstown Shopping Centre wins Best Large Store Award for 2019
The retailer beat stiff competition from other finalists to receive the Best Large Store Award at the SuperValu National Conference
Gateway Retail Park Phase 2 Development
We are very happy to announce that stage 1 works have been completed on our existing car park in Gateway Retail Park.
Sigma Retail Partners appoints Jenna Culligan as Associate Director
Appointee has been with the shopping centre developer and Tallaght Square owner since it began.
Home furnishings giant JYSK plots assault on Irish market
Danish retailer plans to open 15 stores across Republic over the next two years
December grocery spend set to top €1 billion for first time
Irish households are on course to spend more than €1 billion during the month of December for the first time.
The Square Town Centre in Tallaght receives planning permission extension
It has just been granted an extension in duration to an existing planning permission until 2024.
Redefining The Retail Landscape
A great morning discussion was had in The Shelbourne Hotel about the retail landscape in Ireland.
The Square Town Centre Christmas Show 2018
Watch the breathtaking fireworks of The Square Town Centre's arrival of Santa.
Harvey Norman to anchor expanded Gateway Retail Park in Galway
Australian retailer to lease 60,000sq ft as part of 125,000sq ft extension to centre.
Jobs saved as Homebase set to continue trading in Parkway Retail Park in Limerick
Up to 30 jobs have been saved at DIY chain Homebase after an agreement was reached with its landlord.
Renowned Tipperary furniture expert to host free event in Waterford Retail Park
Renowned furniture upcycling specialist Joanne Condon is bringing her expertise to Waterford.
Growth in retail sales volumes in September
There was a 1.5% jump in the volume of retail sales in the month of September
Thurles Shopping Centre celebrates its 21st birthday this weekend
A fun-filled day with activities and discounts to celebrate this milestone.
Mayor of Waterford opens new Currys PC World store in Waterford Retail Park
Currys PC World has just opened a brand new store in Waterford Retail Park on the Outer Ring Road.
Irish growth is six times faster than the EU's average
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
Labour Force Survey shows there are 2.255 million people at work in the economy
Woodie's owner raising €160m to refinance debt
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
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
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
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
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
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%
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that unemployment rate fell to 5.9% in April from 6% in March.
Central Bank forecasts greater employment and wage growth this year
The Central Bank is expecting wages to rise faster than previously thought as the country gets close to full employment.
Almost €930m invested in commercial property in Ireland in 2018 so far
Property consultants CBRE Ireland have today released investment spend figures for the Irish market during the first quarter of 2018.
Charlestown Shopping Centre in Dublin on market for €35.5m
Inclusion of mixed-use adjacent site adds to appeal of north Dublin complex.
Easter Activities in Naas Retail Park
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
International investors have invested €3bn into shopping centres to tap the upturn in consumer spending.
Irish consumer spending rises for twelfth month
Index signalled a +4.4% year-on-year expansion in household expenditure in February.
Prime retail and office rents to rise further in 2018
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
Oaktree pays €250m for 90% of shops and 100% of future development.
Costa Coffee opens in Johnstown Shopping Centre, Navan
Johnstown Shopping Centre has undergone a lot of exciting new changes in the last couple of months.
Applegreen station opens in Navan Retail Park
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
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
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
It trades as Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse in Ireland.
Ireland ranked as 8th best-performing economy in 2018
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
Aecom Ireland's latest survey of clients, consultants and contractors found broad optimism in the industry.
Irish consumer spending up 4.9% in December
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
Employers’ group forecasts growth rate in excess of 4% for 2018
Irish retailers on course for best Christmas season since 2007
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
Deal hunters brave early-morning cold on Stephen’s Day for post-Christmas crackers
Irish property market is sixth fastest growing in the world
Survey highlights Europe’s ‘austerity star performer’, although a slowdown is expected
ESRI report forecasts strong growth in the economy
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
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
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
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
Eason in Thurles Shopping Centre sold the winning National Lottery ticket
A decade of excellence and expertise at B&Q in Gateway Retail Park
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
Waterford kids to enjoy a unique children’s Spooks Parade and family fun day
Central Bank upgrades growth forecasts for Irish economy
Bank delivers upbeat assessment amid strong growth in employment
“Name It by Sweet Pea” is a huge hit in Manor Mills Shopping Centre
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.
Findings of the Visa’s Irish Consumer Spending Index
Ireland on course for 'full' employment by next year
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?
Traditional shops are being boxed in by online competition. But the high street isn’t going away anytime soon
The Retail Renaissance?
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
BCP Asset Management buys St Andrew’s House investment on Exchequer Street
€50m portfolio sale includes shopping centres and parking lots
Galway’s Citypoint and Swords’ Boroimhe Shopping Centre part of investment
Two Tescos and two Aldis in package deal for €49m
‘Supermarket Collection’ has stores in Sandyford, Wexford and Tipperary
Homestore + More opens in Navan Retail Park
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%
Latest figures show number of workers classified as unemployed fell 1,700 in August
The Square Tallaght comes on market for €233m-plus
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
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
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’
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
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
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
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
‘Surprisingly strong’ June results reflect improving Irish economy, says KBC analyst.
€20m expansion plans for Gateway Retail Park in Galway
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
Suburban malls plus an office building bring a rent roll of €3m
Retail sales volume in Ireland continues its monthly climb - CSO Statistics
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
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
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
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
Ireland has climbed to sixth in the latest world competitive rankings from Swiss business school IMD.
Applegreen buoyed by 'positive' start to year
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
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
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
Business Monitor Report indicates an intensely competitive economic environment.
Last remaining retail units fill quickly at Manor Mills Shopping Centre, Maynooth
It looks like 2017 is going to be a good year for Manor Mills Shopping Centre.
Unemployment hits 9-year low of 6.2% as strong job growth continues
On current trends unemployment may fall below 6% before the end of this year
McDonald’s on Dublin’s Mary Street for sale at €18.5m
Fast-food outlet and office suite will show net initial yield of 3.79%, says agent
Blackstone to pump €50m into Blanchardstown Centre
The New York-based company paid Green Property €950m for the centre last year.
Majority of Irish Firms are on a Growth Trajectory
Bank of Ireland have today released their latest Economic Pulse .
Woodie's retail complex on the Naas Road for €26.5m
Prime single-let facility with initial yield of 6.95% likely to attract long-term investors
Irish economy growing faster than expected
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
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
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
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
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
Company has also invested in Merchants Quay Shopping Centre in Cork city
New tenant Born Clothing joins Dungarvan Shopping Centre, Waterford
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
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
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
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
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
Work begins on updating City Square Shopping Centre in Waterford
Construction work begins on the upgrading and extension of the City Square Shopping Centre, Waterford
Evans’s Henry Street shop is on the market for €18m
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
More than €20m to be spent on next phase of Galway’s Gateway Shopping Park
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
Almost three quarters of international retailers are choosing to expand outside of the UK because of business rates
Property Industry Excellence Awards 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
Germany’s largest public pensions group is understood to be the lead bidder for the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in west Dublin.
Merchants Quay Shopping Centre to sell for €12.5m
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.
Stillorgan Shopping Centre owner in €116m share buyback
Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate has launched a £100 million (€116 million) share buyback programme to bolster returns for investors.
€62m for majority stake in Navan Town Centre
Commercial property developer Duignan & McCarthy is gearing up to sell its majority interest in Navan Town Centre at a guide price of €62m.
€27m for shopping mall sites off Grafton Street
The extensive portfolio covering 18 commercial properties and 12 residential units is on market near Grafton Street.
Carlow’s Fairgreen shopping centre for €36m
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.
Ballymount Retail Centre for sale at nearly €14m
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.
Kennedy Wilson to sell Dublin retail investments worth €14.5m
The international real estate investment firm Kennedy Wilson is to sell four retail investments in Dublin city centre.
Prominent space on Grafton Street goes up for sale for €40m
Savills has launched the Grafton Collection, a series of properties that spans some of Grafton St and Duke St.
Liffey Valley centre attracts Canadian and German funds
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
SuperValu has retained its position as the country's biggest grocery retailer.
Liffey Valley Shopping Centre to go on the market
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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.
Debenhams emerges as preferred bidder for its own business in Ireland
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
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.
Maynooth Manor Mills shopping centre on the block at €13.4m
Manor Mills Shopping Centre in Maynooth, Co Kildare, is back on the market at a knockdown price of €13.4m.
Retail sales increase during May
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
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
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
Sports Direct, Mike Ashley’s UK-listed retailer has acquired the former Boyers department store in North Earl Street in Dublin city centre.
Green Reit confident of buyer for Tallaght’s €65m Arena Centre
Green Reit is still confident of finding a buyer for the €65 million-plus mixed-use Arena Centre in Tallaght, Co Dublin.
Ikea to open second Dublin outlet this summer
Ikea set to open its second outlet in Dublin this summer after agreeing a 10-year lease with IPUT plc.
Interim Examiner appointed to Debenhams Retail (lreland)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A substantial portfolio of investment properties in Dublin city centre go for sale today guiding €21.5m.
Retail Sales Update - March 2016
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
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
German fund manager Deka Immobilien has bought Whitewater Shopping Centre in Kildare for €180m.
Successful Limerick retail park goes on sale for €44m
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
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
SuperValu grocery sales top €2.6bn last year, with plans to open 5 new stores, creating 350 jobs with €28m investment.
Victoria’s Secret set to lease BT2 store on Grafton Street
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.
Trinity Street in Dublin 2 fast becoming retail destination
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
A portfolio of prime retail and office assets in Cork and Limerick has come on the market at more than €9.5 m.
Green Reit to sell off mixed-use €169m portfolio
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
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
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
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
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
Massive shopping sprees on Black Friday and Cyber Monday were key contributors to the growth.
Dunnes Stores has completed the purchase of Café Sol
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The latest figures released by lobby group Retail Excellence Ireland show a most welcome increase in retail sales.
High Court appoints interim examiner to Mothercare Ireland
An interim examiner has been appointed by the High Court to Mothercare Ireland, which employs 276 people in 18 stores across the country.
Best menswear group goes into examinership
An Interim examiner has been appointed to Best, the company operating Best Menswear stores across Ireland.
Tesco seeking more than €40m for Athlone centre
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Spending up 4.3% as consumers splash out
Consumer spending is up 4.3% in the last year with online sales growing three times faster than in-store purchases.
Eurozone grows 0.4% in first quarter
Eurozone strengthened to 0.4% in the first three months of this year, as its slow recovery continues. Fastest rate for nearly two years.
Annual retail sales increase 9.2% in March
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
Musgrave has bought out an estimated €80 million of HCJV’s property loans owed to IBRC.
Blanchardstown Shopping Centre owner refinancing loans
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
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
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.
Retail Sales Volume increased by 0.5% in December 2014
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.
Ulster Bank reported to be speeding up sale of remaining Irish loans
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.
Grafton Group's revenues up 9.5% on improving Irish & UK economies
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
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
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
This year will see an unprecedented level of activity within the Irish retail property investment market