The Irish economy grew around six times faster than the European average in the three months of April, May and June.
Labour Force Survey shows there are 2.255 million people at work in the economy
Grafton Group, the owner of DIY chain Woodie’s, are issuing 10 and 12 year bonds with 2.5% yield
The long spell of warm weather this summer has boosted second-quarter sales in the Irish retail sector by 3.4%.
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 will open a large store in Waterford Retail Park in the upcoming weeks with a floor area of 13,000 sq. ft.
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.
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.
The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office yesterday revealed that unemployment fell again in May
Eason in Thurles Shopping Centre may well be the luckiest shop in Ireland after selling last night’s mega €17 million EuroMillions jackpot ticket
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 sentiment edged higher in May as consumers made plans to spend more with unemployment falling rapidly.
Dungarvan Shopping Centre will feature a fashion show from Carraig Donn, Born, Dunnes Stores, VT2, Heroes, Shanique and Paul Byron Shoes.
This will be their first store in County Sligo and comes as great news to homeowners in and around its catchment area.
Dungarvan Shopping Centre has just added a new store to its tenant line-up, VT2.
With 90% occupancy and gross rent at €4m, new owner will see return of more than 6%
Off Beat Donuts offer donuts with gourmet fillings made fresh on-site throughout the day.
New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that unemployment rate fell to 5.9% in April from 6% in March.
Property consultants CBRE Ireland have today released investment spend figures for the Irish market during the first quarter of 2018.
The Central Bank is expecting wages to rise faster than previously thought as the country gets close to full employment.
Inclusion of mixed-use adjacent site adds to appeal of north Dublin complex.
Hundreds of local kids were greeted by the Easter Bunny to kick off the Easter Egg Hunt.
International investors have invested €3bn into shopping centres to tap the upturn in consumer spending.
Index signalled a +4.4% year-on-year expansion in household expenditure in February.
Retail rents are expected to rise by 6% to new record highs this year a new commercial property survey predicts.
Oaktree pays €250m for 90% of shops and 100% of future development.
Johnstown Shopping Centre has undergone a lot of exciting new changes in the last couple of months.
The 24-hour station provides 6,000 sq. ft of food and beverage and includes Burger King and Subway
Freda O’Donnell has recently been appointed as Associate Director at Sigma Retail Partners.
According to a report from stockbroker Davy there are indications of the property recovery widening.
It trades as Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse in Ireland.
Findings from the World Economic Forum, which kicks off in the Swiss town of Davos today.
Aecom Ireland's latest survey of clients, consultants and contractors found broad optimism in the industry.
Irish consumer spending showed an annual increase of 4.9% in December according to Visa's latest Consumer Spending Index.
Employers’ group forecasts growth rate in excess of 4% for 2018
Most businesses are on track to hit, and even surpass their pre-Christmas sales growth targets.
Deal hunters brave early-morning cold on Stephen’s Day for post-Christmas crackers
Survey highlights Europe’s ‘austerity star performer’, although a slowdown is expected
A new report from the Economic and Social Research Institute says the economy will have another year of strong growth this year and next.
Take a look at Sigma's portfolio of retail parks and shopping centres in our new corporate videos.
Johnstown Shopping Centre in Navan has undergone a lot of exciting changes in the last few months.
Chance for a family of four to win trip to meet Santa Claus in Lapland
Eason in Thurles Shopping Centre sold the winning National Lottery ticket
Hard to believe that it has been 10 years since B&Q moved into Gateway Retail Park
Waterford kids to enjoy a unique children’s Spooks Parade and family fun day
Bank delivers upbeat assessment amid strong growth in employment
Manor Mills Shopping Centre has just opened another new store carrying children's clothing.
Findings of the Visa’s Irish Consumer Spending Index
The Economic and Social Research Institute said consumer spending is one of the main reasons for strong economic growth.
Traditional shops are being boxed in by online competition. But the high street isn’t going away anytime soon
Sunday Business Post talks to Sigma's Managing Director Marcus Wren about the retail landscape in Ireland
BCP Asset Management buys St Andrew’s House investment on Exchequer Street
Galway’s Citypoint and Swords’ Boroimhe Shopping Centre part of investment
‘Supermarket Collection’ has stores in Sandyford, Wexford and Tipperary
Navan Retail Park has successfully secured another retailer with a second store opening within a six month period.
Latest figures show number of workers classified as unemployed fell 1,700 in August
Rental income of nearly €14 million means shopping centre offers yield of 5.75 per cent
Manor Mills Shopping Centre has just opened a new store called ‘Shade’, carrying popular clothing brands including Jack & Jones and Vera Moda.
According to KBC Bank and the Economic and Social Research Institute, consumers are feeling at their most buoyant for 17 months.
Return to full employment by end of next year as job creation is growing at the fastest pace since 1999
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%.
When opened back in 1990, The Square was the largest shopping centre in Ireland.
Property consultants, CBRE have today released their latest half yearly research report on Global Prime Retail Rents.
‘Surprisingly strong’ June results reflect improving Irish economy, says KBC analyst.
The new owners of Gateway Retail Park in Knocknacarra have drawn up fresh plans for the €20 million Phase 2 of the development.
Suburban malls plus an office building bring a rent roll of €3m
Seasonally adjusted the volume of retail sales increased by 0.8% in the month of May.
The Republic of Ireland is set to create 91,000 net new jobs by 2020, according to the latest EY Economic Eye Summer Forecast.
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.
Applegreen is scheduled to open in Navan Retail Park in early 2018 following a positive planning process with Meath County Council.
Ireland has climbed to sixth in the latest world competitive rankings from Swiss business school IMD.
Forecourt retailer Applegreen said it has had a positive start of 2017, with its business in Ireland delivering strong growth in non-fuel sales.
Thurles Shopping Centre has a new store, Mossy Shanahan Butchers, that has recently opened in the last few weeks.
Commercial property specialists CBRE today released their latest Retail Marketview report for the first quarter of 2017
Business Monitor Report indicates an intensely competitive economic environment.
It looks like 2017 is going to be a good year for Manor Mills Shopping Centre.
Fast-food outlet and office suite will show net initial yield of 3.79%, says agent
On current trends unemployment may fall below 6% before the end of this year
The New York-based company paid Green Property €950m for the centre last year.
Bank of Ireland have today released their latest Economic Pulse .
Prime single-let facility with initial yield of 6.95% likely to attract long-term investors
Ireland has increased its forecasts for economic growth to 4.3% this year and 3.7% next year.
EZ Living Interiors will open a new store in Navan Retail Park in the upcoming weeks, with fit out work scheduled early April.
Spending will get a boost from an exceptional job surge, coupled with tax cuts, wage growth and limited inflation.
Pet Bliss to open first major retail store in Drogheda Retail Park following success of its online shop.
Carraig Donn has recently added a 2,300 sq. ft outlet at Harbour Place Shopping Centre to its portfolio.
Company has also invested in Merchants Quay Shopping Centre in Cork city
Dungarvan Shopping Centre in Waterford has recently welcomed a new retailer, Born Clothing to its strong line up of retailers.
Two retail parks anchored by Lidl stores are expected to attract considerable interest when they are offered for sale this week as individual investments.
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 took an exhibition stand at yesterday’s Completely Retail Marketplace, the biggest annual retail property event in Ireland.
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
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
Construction work begins on the upgrading and extension of the City Square Shopping Centre, Waterford
Site has considerable advantages over most out-of-town shopping centres because it has planning approval for open use retailing
Almost three quarters of international retailers are choosing to expand outside of the UK because of business rates
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, which is close to the town centre and the largest residential cluster at Kelly’s Bay is on the market for €3m
The outlook for retail sectors and especially fashion stores appear to be diverging between the UK and Irish markets.
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 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 guiding €11.5m for the Killarney Outlet Centre, which is producing a rental income of about €1m a year.
Germany’s largest public pensions group is understood to be the lead bidder for the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in west Dublin.
Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate has launched a £100 million (€116 million) share buyback programme to bolster returns for investors.
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.
Commercial property developer Duignan & McCarthy is gearing up to sell its majority interest in Navan Town Centre at a guide price of €62m.
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.
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.
The extensive portfolio covering 18 commercial properties and 12 residential units is on market near Grafton Street.
Savills has launched the Grafton Collection, a series of properties that spans some of Grafton St and Duke St.
The international real estate investment firm Kennedy Wilson is to sell four retail investments in Dublin city centre.
The centre has attracted Germany’s largest public pension fund and The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.
SuperValu has retained its position as the country's biggest grocery retailer.
U.S. real estate investor Hines plans to sell a Dublin shopping mall and adjacent land for approximately €600m.
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.
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.
Discount chain Poundland, which operates in Ireland as Dealz, is to be snapped up by South African retailer Steinhoff International.
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.
Two European funds are in the process of buying three Dublin shopping centres anchored by SuperValu for more than €72m.
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.
Manor Mills Shopping Centre in Maynooth, Co Kildare, is back on the market at a knockdown price of €13.4m.
Debenhams has emerged as the preferred bidder for its own business in Ireland, seeing off competition from UK billionaire Mike Ashley.
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.
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 has acquired Bridgewater Shopping Centre in Arklow, Co Wicklow, in an off-market deal for €33.25m.
Three south Dublin south Dublin retail centres are set to be sold for well in excess of their asking prices of €64m.
Sports Direct, Mike Ashley’s UK-listed retailer has acquired the former Boyers department store in North Earl Street in Dublin city centre.
Ikea set to open its second outlet in Dublin this summer after agreeing a 10-year lease with IPUT plc.
Green Reit is still confident of finding a buyer for the €65 million-plus mixed-use Arena Centre in Tallaght, Co Dublin.
The High Court has appointed an Interim Examiner to Debenhams Retail (Ireland) following an application by the directors of the company.
Almost one in four Irish consumers now do their shopping in either Aldi or Lidl, according to figures to be published.
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.
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 outbids Euromillions jackpot winner, Ms Dolores McNamara, to acquire Limerick’s top performing retail park.
Euromillions winner involved in a bidding competition with Irish Life over future ownership of Limerick retail park.
Lotus and Tristan Capital Partners acquire two of Northern Ireland’s largest retail parks in an investment worth more than €55m.
Three Dublin shopping complexes anchored by SuperValu and another in Waterford are to be offered for sale for more than €80m.
A substantial portfolio of investment properties in Dublin city centre go for sale today guiding €21.5m.
Irish retail sales remain strong in 2016 with the latest CSO figures showing annual growth to have surged by 11% in February.
NAMA has appointed EY to manage the sale of Project Beara, a c. €250m loan portfolio secured by retail, residential and land portfolio assets.
German fund manager Deka Immobilien has bought Whitewater Shopping Centre in Kildare for €180m.
One of the most successful retail parks outside Dublin, Childers Road Retail Park in Limerick goes on sale for €44m.
Swiss bank Credit Suisse has purchased the Golden Island shopping centre in Athlone for €43.5m.
SuperValu grocery sales top €2.6bn last year, with plans to open 5 new stores, creating 350 jobs with €28m investment.
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.
A portfolio of prime retail and office assets in Cork and Limerick has come on the market at more than €9.5 m.
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.
A mixed portfolio of commercial properties assembled by Green Reit is expected to sell for more than €168.7m.
Green Property is bringing its crown jewel retail asset to market, which could fetch up to €1.2bn.
Wesfarmers buys Home Retail Group’s Homebase chain for £340m, which will be rebranded as Bunnings in Ireland and the UK.
Retail investments on Dublin's Grafton and Henry Street are the no.1 priority for a new €1.3bn retail investment programme.
Sale of the Bangor retail site was the fifth biggest deal involving a Northern Ireland business in the last year.
Massive shopping sprees on Black Friday and Cyber Monday were key contributors to the growth.
Dunnes Stores has completed the purchase of Café Sol, the coffee shop and restaurant business in Dublin.
In contrast to the UK where footfall figures dropped by more than 9%, Dublin footfall dipped by less than 2%.
Retailers are changing how they operate and agents, architects and developers need to understand in order to capitalise on an evolving market.
A survival scheme preserving 130 of 200 jobs has been approved by the High Court for the company operating Best menswear stores
Popular food and luxury goods retailer Avoca is to be sold to US multinational Aramark for in excess of €60 million.
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.
THE new owner of Arnotts has pumped more than €100m into the business since competition authorities signed off on a takeover deal in August.
17.92 acres of land designated for the third and final phase of The Park in Carrickmines, guiding in excess of €45m
Over 250 jobs across the country have been secured after the High Court approved Mothercare Ireland's exit from the examinership process.
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.
Investor interest in Grafton and Henry streets has increased considerably over the past two years following a period of minimal activity.
UK REIT Hammerson announces the closing of the acquisition of Project Jewel portfolio of loans secured against a number of retail assets .
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 financed the €118m purchase of six provincial shopping centres by a US fund.
The Whitewater Shopping Centre in Newbridge has been put up for sale by its joint venture owners Ballymore Properties and Elm Holdings.
Irish Life has purchased two recently amalgamated shops which now serve as the flagship store for Life Style Sports.
US company in key position to purchase Nutgrove Retail Park in Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 and four other retail parks for over €170m.
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 Retail Partners have been appointed as the Retail Asset Managers over Dungarvan Shopping Centre in Waterford.
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 in Dublin will close on January 31 next year following an orderly wind-down, the company’s owners said
Savills have put Bloomfield Shopping Centre and Retail Park in Bangor on the market with a guide price of €73m.
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.
Noel Smyth’s Fitzwilliam Partners, which has gained control of the Arnotts Group, is continuing the policy of buying adjoining retail properties.
Invesco Real Estate has completed the purchase of the Frascati Shopping Centre in Blackrock, Co Dublin, for a figure slightly over €68m.
The latest figures released by lobby group Retail Excellence Ireland show a most welcome increase in retail sales.
An Interim examiner has been appointed to Best, the company operating Best Menswear stores across Ireland.
An interim examiner has been appointed by the High Court to Mothercare Ireland, which employs 276 people in 18 stores across the country.
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.
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.
Target Investment Opportunities PLC, the investment fund controlled by Oaktree Capital, has recently acquired Navan Retail Park for a price of €11.5m.
McDonald’s outlet on Dublin’s Grafton Street is among eight retail investments and five office blocks bought by Irish Life for about €154m.
UK Development Securities and a company backed by developer Paddy McKillen have completed a deal for two properties in south Dublin.
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 strengthened to 0.4% in the first three months of this year, as its slow recovery continues. Fastest rate for nearly two years.
Consumer spending is up 4.3% in the last year with online sales growing three times faster than in-store purchases.
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 has bought out an estimated €80 million of HCJV’s property loans owed to IBRC.
Green Property is seeking to refinance debts tied to the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre in Dublin, worth an estimated €650m.
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, 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 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.
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.
Builders, merchanting, and DIY group Grafton increased revenues by 9.5%, helped by exposure to the recovering construction sectors in Ireland and the UK.
Workers at more than half of companies are set to get a pay rise in 2015 – the first widespread increases since the economic crisis
Marcus Wren, former Senior Retail Property Advisor with NAMA, has opened Ireland's only specialist retail asset management company
This year will see an unprecedented level of activity within the Irish retail property investment market