Donal Buckley

Donal Buckley

Portfolio boost sets market up to surpass 2006 record

Portfolio boost sets market up to surpass 2006 record

The release of Nama's latest Dublin portfolio means the property market is on track to hit a value of Euro 4 billion this year, writes Donal Buckley.

Nursing home shortfall as 2,000 wait

Nursing home shortfall as 2,000 wait

There is a national shortage of nursing homes despite planning permissions and land being available, writes Donal Buckley.

Auctions round-up: Former BoI boss Soden's Dublin 4 home withdrawn at €2.35 million

Auctions round-up: Former BoI boss Soden's Dublin 4 home withdrawn at €2.35 million

Four properties in the €1 million-plus price bracket sold.

Developers hungry for prime warehouse sites

Developers hungry for prime warehouse sites

Two Dublin industrial facilities have sold recently at prices above €1 million.

The flipside of property deals

The flipside of property deals

The big property flips of recent weeks are proving an exception to the rule,but more may be happening off-market, writes Donal Buckley.

Guide price of €430,000 as Perry properties go under the hammer

Guide price of €430,000 as Perry properties go under the hammer

Three Co Sligo properties owned by former minister for small business John Perry will go for auction in Dublin on October 7.

Timing of bumper crop of auctions will ensure buyers beat CGT deadline

Timing of bumper crop of auctions will ensure buyers beat CGT deadline

Two Sligo properties owned by the former Minister of State John Perry TD will go for auction in Dublin on October 7.

Time for Dublin to grow up, say the experts

Time for Dublin to grow up, say the experts

Dublin City Council is expected to change its demanding design and size standards for apartment blocks.

Retail property deals worth €530 million are in the pipeline

Retail property deals worth €530 million are in the pipeline

An upturn in employment and recovery in values are behind the surge in retail activity, writes Donal Buckley.

Upgrading your buy-to-let pays rental dividends

Upgrading your buy-to-let pays rental dividends

Landlords who scrimp on furniture and fittings to make savings could lose money in the long run.

Capital's skyline to grow again

Capital's skyline to grow again

The most dramatic turnaround in the commercial property market appears to have been in the Dublin development land sector, writes Donal Buckley.

Cherry ripe for picking

Cherry ripe for picking

A new development in south Co Dublin has the potential to result in a new town centreto rival Dundrum, writes Donal Buckley.

Ace in the hole: golf courses fetch a total of Euro 90m this year

Ace in the hole: golf courses fetch a total of Euro 90m this year

High net worth investors are showing particular interest in golf courses that come with their own hotel.

Quiet week for auction activity after Allsop site crashes

Quiet week for auction activity after Allsop site crashes

The crash of Allsop Space's online auction website on Tuesday led to a very quiet week for auction activity, but two other agents sold four properties, including two south Dublin houses.

Dublin office rents hit Euro 40 a sq ft as rise set to continue

Dublin office rents hit Euro 40 a sq ft as rise set to continue

Prime office rents in Dublin 2 and 4 increased by 15 per cent to Euro 40 per square foot during the second quarter of the year, and could reach Euro 45 by the end of the year.