Noel Smyth: “Any funds who have purchased lands in Ireland again should be encouraged, incentivised and forced in every way possible to ensure that these lands are utilised for the purpose for which they were zoned.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Time

Vulture funds that have bought development land from the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) should be forced to build houses on those sites quick(...)

Telephone House on Marlborough Street in Dublin city centre: sale is taking place with consent of Nama

A substantial under-rented office building with considerable investment potential just off Dublin’s O’Connell Street is expected to be of interest to(...)

A property writeback of €7.5 million, offset by a €3 million provision for the guarantee of group bank loans and net interest payments of €973,000, resulted in Arnotts Ltd closing the year ended January 2015 with a pre-tax profit of €3.6 million. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Arnotts department store in Dublin, which was acquired by Galen Weston’s Selfridges Group in November, made an operating profit of €159,000 in the ye(...)

Nama funding extension to Tallaght centre, one of its prime remaining retail assets.

Nama has turned up the heat on Dunnes Stores over the retailer’s alleged blocking tactics in relation to a €40 million extension of The Square reta(...)

Break time: A shopper off her feet in the furniture department. Photograph: The Irish Times

1843 – The store that is now Arnotts opens for business at 14 Henry Street having been set up by George Cannock and Andrew White. 1845 – Bankers Andre(...)

 Arnotts, Henry Street, Dublin.  Selfridges has bought the city centre department store for an undisclosed sum. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Ciarán Hancock Dublin department store Arnotts has been acquired by the Selfridges Group, the high-end UK retailer owned by successful Canadian busin(...)

Closure leaves questions about 48 direct jobs and a further 30 to 35 positions with various concessions

Noel Smyth’s Fitzwilliam Finance Partners blamed the fact that it could not find a retailer willing to take on Dublin department store, Boyers, for it(...)

 Noel Smyth: Fitzwilliam Partners is continuing the policy of buying retail properties adjoining Arnotts

Noel Smyth’s Fitzwilliam Partners, which has gained control of the Arnotts Group, is continuing the policy of buying adjoining retail properties. The(...)

Arnotts racked up debt midway through the last decade by buying up property around it. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Noel Smyth’s Fitzwilliam Finance Partners said the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has approved the outright purchase of the Arnotts gr(...)

It is understood businessman Noel Smyth will tell officials from Mandate and Siptu that Fitzwilliam’s plans for Arnotts include the continued operation of the department store as an independent retailer

The businessman Noel Smyth, whose Fitzwilliam Finance Partners got control of the Arnotts department store earlier this year, is to meet union lead(...)