Donal Buckley

Donal Buckley

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

Taking Liberties pays off for elegant fit-out project

Taking Liberties pays off for elegant fit-out project

StayCity set ODOS Architects the challenge of kitting out its new office HQ, housed in both a period building and a modern structure. ODOS rose to the challenge, writes Donal Buckley

A bumper autumn auction crop

A bumper autumn auction crop

Six auctions this month will offer 599 lots across the country including high-end residential property, along with commercial and mixed-use developments

Student projects shaping the market as investor demand ramps up

Student projects shaping the market as investor demand ramps up

Building and supplying college accommodation is big business in Ireland’s cities, and it can spark urban regeneration

Investor interest shows no signs of cooling as sales to hit €3bn mark

Investor interest shows no signs of cooling as sales to hit €3bn mark

There have been several big-ticket deals done since the start of July, writes Donal Buckley

Prime period homes have wide appeal

Prime period homes have wide appeal

Modern refurbishment techniques make these prestigious addresses more amenable to both corporate and residential buyers

Growth in Irish hotel sector is here to stay

Growth in Irish hotel sector is here to stay

Expansion projects, property sales and new developments are being boosted by rising revenues and room rates countrywide, writes Donal Buckley

Hotel sales likely to ‘comfortably’ top last year’s total of €400 million

Hotel sales likely to ‘comfortably’ top last year’s total of €400 million

The volume of hotel sales completed in Ireland this year is likely to “comfortably” exceed la...

Dublin homes and mixed-use regional units in online sale

Dublin homes and mixed-use regional units in online sale

Dublin apartments and houses, as well as substantial mixed-use regional investments, will be offe...