Donal Buckley

Donal Buckley

Microsoft and Google lead the charge to Sandyford

Microsoft and Google lead the charge to Sandyford

Office projects are booming in the Dublin suburb of Sandyford, but residential developments have been hit by delays

Drive thru takes it away

Drive thru takes it away

Good for business or a distracting nuisance for existing shopping centre tenants?

Is Dublin commercial property about to peak?

Is Dublin commercial property about to peak?

The fundamentals might be sound, but most experts surveyed believe Dublin’s commercial market is too expensive

O’Connell Street redux in the offing?

O’Connell Street redux in the offing?

Two more properties on market and revamped Clerys building could refresh character of street, while major hotel developments are in the works

Irish market outperforming Europe

Irish market outperforming Europe

Ireland’s property investment market growth rate outstripped the continental average in the 12 months to the beginning of October, writes Donal Buckley

Retail gallops to catch up with other sectors

Retail gallops to catch up with other sectors

Two recent reports show 0.4 per cent rises in rents and capital values for retail properties in the three months to the end of September, writes Donal Buckley

Residential price cuts at auction as tenanted homes go unsold

Residential price cuts at auction as tenanted homes go unsold

Vacant homes and commercial property exceed guide prices

Waterford all set for a major boost

Waterford all set for a major boost

Low living costs have made the city a top destination for companies looking to set up shop on the east coast, with half a billion euro of public and private investment headed south-east.

Room to expand as hotel sales rise

Room to expand as hotel sales rise

International investors are eager for a slice of the Irish hospitality pie and room capacity is due to increase by 27 per cent over the next two years - but there are some warnings over occupancy levels

Prospect of a blockbuster year riding on stamp duty decision

Prospect of a blockbuster year riding on stamp duty decision

Investment property sales could hit the €3.5 billion mark in 2018, but that figure could be blunted by announcements in Tuesday’s budget.

Auction sales top €54m for September as properties exceed guide price

Auction sales top €54m for September as properties exceed guide price

September has been a busy month for auctions, with more than €54 million worth of lots sold, in...

Canny investors heading to the south-west for bargain office space

Canny investors heading to the south-west for bargain office space

Limerick and Cork are seeing an increased demand for office space as businesses look beyond the capital

Price drops at BidX1 auction achieve some mixed results

Price drops at BidX1 auction achieve some mixed results

Reductions in reserves saw some lots sold for more than their previous guide prices, but others failed to sell even at the reduced guides

Student digs do well with international investors

Student digs do well with international investors

At present Dublin has 14,833 dedicated student beds, which estate agent Knight Frank estimates accommodates only 18 per cent of the student population

Shopping centre sales a litmus test of retail sector health

Shopping centre sales a litmus test of retail sector health

Better value is reviving investor interest as key sites in Galway, Cork, Limerick and Dublin go to market, writes Donal Buckley