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Our NEWS section is the most comprehensive publication on the business of property in Ireland, keeping our trade readers fully informed on all developments in the property business and among their competitors.

It gathers together in one place all reports on the market, and goes into much greater detail than does the consumer press on trade issues of interest to estate agents, developers and other property professionals. It summarises property stories from the media, and provides handy links to the full stories. Occasional indepth features and opinion pieces for a fully developed online property magazine. It also acts as a searchable archive of all property matters down the years.

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© The Irish Times 21 Sep '20

Supermac’s McDonagh eyes fuel group expansion with Ennis plaza

Mr McDonagh said his rural outlets were currently outperforming those in urban areas. “City centres are getting hammered right across the country. Not alone are they short of people working from hom -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 Sep '20

NatWest considers closing Ulster Bank in the Republic

Ulster Bank’s UK parent is actively considering winding down the lender in the Republic, as the challenge of turning around a business struggling with high costs and low profitability has become eve -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 14 Sep '20

Avoca closes store as it plans to carry out 'case-by-case' assessments

Avoca, an Irish food and lifestyle retailer, has permanently closed its store in Letterfrack, Co Galway, as it assesses its other closed locations on a "case-by-case" basis. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Sep '20

No rent from hairdresser tenant since March. Is the lease broken?

Declan Bagnall replies: This is a sensitive issue. On the face of it you were always entitled to receive your rent. That is, unless there is a specific clause within the contract that allows the tenan -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 27 Aug '20

Aldi aiming to double its number of stores in Dublin, says Ireland MD

The retailer currently has just 22 stores in the Dublin area, with a total of 143 around the country. "It's important that we keep doing what we're doing in terms of expansion," Mr O'Connor told th -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Aug '20

Boots stops paying some landlords as it seeks post-Covid rent deals

Boots joins a growing list of high-profile retailers in disputes with Irish shopping centres and institutional landlords, including shoe brand Schuh; fashion retailer New Look; Topman; jeweller Fields -  Subscribe
© Business Post 04 Aug '20

Rents likely to fall at shopping centres, says Blanchardstown owner

Blackstone president Jon Gray has said the future for enclosed malls is likely to be ‘very challenging’ -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 04 Aug '20

Owner of Dundrum Town Centre to sell prized assets

Hammerson has collected just over 30 per cent of the rent it was due for the third quarter, according to the statement. It has about £2.4 billion (€2.73 billion) of debt, according to a company fil -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 27 Jul '20

Where now for Ireland's silent shopping streets?

Marie Hunt of CBRE believes there could be an evolution in this country towards turnover-based rents. Many major UK landlords are already moving to such a system in London, for example. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Jul '20

Harvey Norman to open new stores in Galway and Sligo

The chain, whose Irish sales boomed during lockdown, will open a new large format 60,000sq ft split-level store on the outskirts of Galway on July 22nd, at Gateway Retail Park in Knocknacarra. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Jul '20

Can Grafton Street stop the flood of closures?

Other recent casualties have included Cath Kidson, Monsoon, Urban Decay and Topman. There are boarded up or shuttered shops all over the street, and it isn’t because of a lockdown. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Jul '20

‘Sad day’ for House of Ireland as tourism retailer goes out of business

The group’s flagship outlet on Grafton Street in Dublin, as well as its outlets at Dublin Airport and Belfast City Airport, will close permanently, along with its online store. The outlets, which sp -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 08 Jul '20

DEAL: Boots opens new store in Bannon-managed and -leased Gateway Retail Park, Knocknacarra, Galway

Boots has opened a new store in the Bannon managed and leased Gateway Retail Park, Galway. The new flagship store has opened on the first opportunity following the Covid closure period."It’ -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Jul '20

DEAL: Denmark’s answer to Ikea, Jysk, signs deal for first Dublin outlet at Gulliver’s Retail Park in Santry

The popular retail chain signed a 10-year lease with the Cosgrave Property Group on June 8th for a 712 sq m unit at the scheme, and commenced fit-out works one week later. The new store is expected to -  Subscribe
© Business Post 06 Jul '20

Kilkenny Group closes store in Greystones

The Irish craft retailer, led by Marian O'Gorman, has a network of 15 shops in Ireland and its flagship store is based on Nassau Street. A spokesman for the Kilkenny Group said the 17 redundancies at -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Jul '20

Columbia Sportswear defies gloom with first Irish standalone shop

The 120sq m shop on Trinity Street in Dublin city centre will open as a partnership with Irish-owned retailer Great Outdoors which will run the business. Despite the widespread collapse in retail sale -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 01 Jul '20

Landlords have not taken ‘fair share of the pain’ on rents – restaurants

RAI chief executive Adrian Cummins said: “We want the same protections that residential tenants have for commercial tenants. Landlords have not stepped up to the plate to take their fair share of th -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 01 Jul '20

Landlords will have to share burden of retail tenants’ Covid-19 losses

These restrict certain retail uses who require a special grant of planning before they can open. Cosmetic is listed as a restricted use and Rituals’ (a Dutch-headquartered cosmetics brand) recent su -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 18 Jun '20

Peter O'Meara of Savills Cork: Empty units on Patrick's Street – Crisis or Opportunity?

Those retailers that have closed were in difficulty and suffering well in advance of the Covid-19 pandemic and some of the closures are strategic. The redevelopment of the long-vacant A-Wear buildi -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 16 Jun '20

Return to past shopping glories unlikely

Hammerson’s future may lie in its ability to shift focus to residential real estate near its retail assets, something it is planning [with] property it owns in Dundrum, for example. This might have -  Subscribe
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