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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 03 Mar '21

DEAL: The Art of Coffee, Off Beat donut and Bunsen burger chain for Blanchardstown Centre

The Art of Coffee’s unit is its first in a shopping centre and is located at the red mall entrance beside BT2. The new 65sq m (700sq ft) store was added as part of the same development that saw Germ -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Feb '21

Bank of Ireland prepares to unveil a major reduction in its network next week

The bank is widely expected to announce the closure of between 80 and 100 branches as it reports full-year results on Monday. The company has almost 260 branches, and stands out among Irish banks as n -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Feb '21

Sharp rise in vacant shops in last quarter

The report, produced by EY-DKM consultants, also found that the overall commercial property vacancy rate rose marginally in the quarter to 13.5 per cent. There were more than 28,500 vacant commercial -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Feb '21

DEAL: Eurospar and Safari Childcare agree 20-year leases at Clancy Quay

With residential occupancy levels in the third and final phase of Clancy Quay approaching 50 per cent notwithstanding its launch in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kennedy Wilson has now agreed tw -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 01 Feb '21

Deka becomes third landlord to sue Eason over unpaid rents

Deka’s DIE Ireland ICAV vehicle has filed papers initiating legal action at the High Court against two units of the Eason group, in a case that is understood to relate to rent owed on two Eason stor -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 01 Feb '21

Ex-Blanchardstown owner was under 'severe' liquidity pressure

The accounts note that in the year to December 22 last, rents at the centre were down by a third compared to the previous corresponding period. Goldman Sachs was one of the backers for Blackstone’s -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 20 Jan '21

Hammerson collects 31% of rents due from Irish retailers amid Covid restrictions

The group, which co-owns Dundrum Town Centre along with Allianz, as well as stakes in the Swords Pavilions and Ilac shopping centres in Dublin, said it had collected 41 per cent of the rents due at it -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Jan '21

DEAL: Hugo Boss secures 24% rent cut in new 10-year Grafton Street lease

The agreement of the deal should provide a major fillip to the city’s premier shopping destination coming as it does at a time of unprecedented challenge for traditional “bricks and mortar” reta -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 16 Dec '20

Retail parks seize opportunity presented by High Street’s difficulty: Rod Nowlan of Bannon

There is little doubt that the rebasing of the sector generally will attract new investors wishing to get ahead of the recovery. This will probably manifest as loan trades first with a focus on fundam -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 07 Dec '20

Popping up on Main Street: Empty units may lure European retailers

Duncan Graham, managing director of industry lobby group Retail Excellence, said there was evidence last week of the pent-up demand caused by Covid on Grafton Street in Dublin as non-essential retail -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 02 Dec '20

DEAL: Krispy Kreme to open Dublin city centre store in 2021 at Central Plaza on Dame Street

Krispy Kreme will occupy 234 sq m of space on the plaza, with an additional 89 sq m at sub-plaza level. As well as having frontage onto Dame Street, the unit will also face onto a pedestrian thoroughf -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 27 Nov '20

Jysk in talks over rent as it plans for expansion

Danish retailer Jysk is in talks with landlords over rents but is continuing with plans to open eight to ten shops here over the next 12 months, despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis . -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 25 Nov '20

DEAL: Dealz signs up for new store at Belgard Retail Park, Tallaght

Dealz is understood to have entered into a new 10-year lease at a rent in the order of €200,000 per annum on the unit occupied formerly by Mothercare. Mervyn Ellis of BNP Paribas Real Estate who ha -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Nov '20

Eason seeking rent discounts seems like a rich read

The owners of the Shop Street property might well wonder why Eason can’t dip into the sale proceeds to help the store weather the storm. But that money has already been accounted for. Last month som -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 04 Nov '20

DEAL: Premium Irish retailer acquires 12 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 for just over €2 million

Nigel Kingston of Colliers International represented the purchaser. Stephen McCarthy of Savills, who represented the vendor, said: “The sale represents a strong vote of confidence for the Dublin cit -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 01 Nov '20

Retailers seek rent-free ‘Covid clauses’ from landlords

In an interview with the Sunday Independent, Brian O'Callaghan, a property partner specialising in retail at legal firm William Fry, and Fergus Doorly, a partner in the firm's litigation and dispute r -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Oct '20

Grafton Street landlord cuts high street property values by 26%

The valuation drop across Iput’s high street retail portfolio is sharper than figures contained in the latest MSCI/SCSI Irish property report, published earlier this week, which indicated that Graft -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 28 Oct '20

Property values on Ireland's top retail streets slump by a fifth

The latest MSCI/SCSI Property Index shows that the value of retail properties on Grafton Street have fallen 18pc since March while those on Henry Street have dropped 19pc. That’s some setback for tw -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 28 Oct '20

Aldi offering finder's fee of 1.5pc “for suitable referrals” in a bid to source new sites

It comes as Aldi announced it is looking for new sites for potential future stores in the Greater Dublin Area, including Counties Kildare, Meath and Wicklow. Aldi is seeking freehold in a town-cent -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 21 Oct '20

Why cinema multiplexes will die: Adrian Weckler

It looks as if we may not be seeing you in quite the same numbers ever again. It's not the smartphone beams, the sticky seats or the reek of nachos. -  Subscribe
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