Richard Bielenberg:  previously worked in CBRE and Rohan Holdings

Richard Bielenberg, a well-known figure in the Dublin commercial property market, has joined Colliers International as a divisional director in its in(...)

IBRC Assurance, the insurance arm of the former Anglo Irish Bank, is said to have a portfolio of about 40 European properties, worth about €1 billion. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

IBRC Assurance, the insurance arm of the former Anglo Irish Bank, has sold its portfolio of three properties in Belgium for close to €60 million.The B(...)

The Jacob’s Inn hostel, which is on Talbot Place near the Busáras bus station

Investment group Brehon Capital has added to its investment portfolio in Ireland by acquiring the 420-bed Jacobs Inn hostel in central Dublin for abo(...)

Joint agents CBRE and DNG Flanagan Ford are guiding €2 million for a partially occupied development of 34 apartments at Ardfinn on the Strandhill Road(...)

Developer Bernard McNamara: to oversee €20 million expansion of the K Club. Photograph: Collins

Dr Michael Smurfit has applied for planning permission to expand the K Club, in a €20 million project to be overseen by Bernard McNamara, the well-(...)

The Clayton Hotel, Galway, which is expected to sell for between €12 and €14 million. Photograph:  Joe O’Shaughnessy

Ulster Bank is to proceed with the sale of assets and loans relating to eight hotels and two hostels as part of its ongoing divestment from the tro(...)

 The Chase in Sandyford: Regus to open a new office

The global serviced office provider Regus is continuing its expansion in Ireland by opening a new office at The Chase in Sandyford, Co Dublin. The com(...)

London City Island Phase II is anisland-style neighbourhood on the Leamouth Peninsula, in close proximity to Canary Wharf and strategically situated for rail, road and air links. The development has been designed to complement the neighbouring business district with a premium residential offering of c. 1,145 units. Phase I has already commenced.

Ballymore property development and investment group, led by Sean Mulryan, is looking for a joint venture partner to finance and develop three large(...)

While Nama and  sports retailer Elverys agree a debt deal, John Malone of Liberty Global spots an opportunity for “synergies”.
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Nama agrees to accept 45% of money owed by Elverys Nama has agreed to accept less than half of the €23 million debt it is owed by sports retailer Elve(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore descend a hill at the launch of Construction 2020 at Abbotstown, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Housing experts have expressed concern that plans for a help-to-buy scheme for first-time buyers could simply end up driving the price of housing upwa(...)