Group Property

What we do

CIÉ Group Property Department manages the Group's commercial property portfolio.
The CIÉ Property Portfolio is wide and diverse and CIÉ Property Department are uniquely placed to manage the portfolio, which consists of: 
  • Development Sites
  • Retail units/kiosks
  • Telecoms – Mobile masts & Fibre
  • Wayleaves/Bridge Agreements – Third party access over/on CIÉ Property
  • Railway Arches
  • Industrial Property

The Property Department has a commercial brief when dealing with development opportunities including site development and station retail trading with a view to improving customer experience and achieving the highest standard of transport oriented development.

In addition, CIÉ Property Department provide professional services regarding rates, land referencing, sales and acquisitions and closed and abandoned Railway lines.

Available properties can be found here

Development Projects – Transport Oriented Development

Colbert Station Quarter, Limerick Masterplan

  • CIÉ engaged with LDA, HSE, Dept. of Education & Limerick City & County Council 
  • Overall 50 hectare study area, including 7.5 hectare CIE land
  • RIAI Design Review Published and public consultation 30/9/2020
  • RIAI - Design Review for Colbert Station
  • Objective to identify high level ideas for Colbert Quarter to achieve best quality Transport Oriented Development
  • LDA - Projects - Colbert Station 
Horgans Quay Development 

Horgans Quay Developement - Offices

Horgans Quay Development - Hotel

Horgans Quay, Cork

  • Located adjacent to Kent Station, Cork.
  • Planning permission granted for substantial mixed use development comprising 28,700 sqm offices, 120 bed hotel, 325 apartments, 2,500 sqm retail / amenity & 6,000 sqm public realm.
  • Development agreement with Clarendon and BAM JV.
  • Horgans Quay 
  • Construction of hotel and offices underway

Boston Sidings, Dublin 2

  • Located in Dublin’s Silicon Docks
  • Planning consent for 14,900 sqm office development granted Oct-19
  • Development agreement with Bartra Capital Property
  • Bartra Capital Property 
Tara Street Development

Tara Street, Dublin 2

  • Adjacent to Tara Street Railway Station
  • Development agreement with Ronan Group Real Estate company
  • Planning consent for 12,000 sqm hotel / office development providing enhanced pedestrian accessibility to the station granted Apr-19
  • Construction underway
  • Ronan Group Real Estate

Spencer Place, Dublin 1

  • Adjacent to Spencer Dock and Point Village
  • Development agreement with Ronan Group
  • Planning consent for hotel/office development - Comprising 40,000 sqm offices, 204 bed hotel, 230 apartments and 100 Bed apart-hotel.
  • Spencer Place
  • Construction underway.
Spencer Place
Connolly Quarter Dubllin

Connolly Quarter, Dublin 1

  • Located adjacent to Connolly Station Dublin
  • Development agreement with Oxley/Ballymore
  • Strategic Housing Development - planning granted for 741 Apartments 
  • Planning for further Commercial Development (Office, Hotel & Retail) will be sought
  • SHD planning submission 

Ceannt Station, Galway

  • Core City Centre Lands of 3.3 hectares adjacent to Ceannt Station, Galway.
  • Development agreement with Seagullpoint Ltd.
  • Planning permission submitted for substantial mixed use urban regeneration development comprising: 376 residential units, 26,500 sq.m of retail space, 3,800 sq.m of office space, a 6 screen cinema, 18,955 sq.m of communal & public space, 1,150 cycle spaces & 572 car parking spaces (multi-storey).
  • Link to development site –


CIÉ retail portfolio comprises of a range of retail units across the Irish Rail & Bus Éireann portfolio, generally at Rail and Bus Stations. It is CIÉ’s strategy to target Branded Retailers and maximise rental return to the Subsidiary Companies.
Currently, there are in excess of 70 shops/kiosks spread over the Irish Rail & Bus Éireann portfolio’s which comprise a mix of newsagents, café’s, restaurants and pubs.

Off Beat and SBARRO

Recent new units developed include: M&S Simply Food Heuston, O’Briens Irish Sandwich Café Connolly, Starbucks Coffee House Connolly.

CIÉ have also welcomed a number of new Branded Retailers onto the network recently which include Insomnia Heuston, Offbeat Donuts Heuston, Street Kitchen Heuston, Sbarro Pizza Heuston, Brambles Deli Café Heuston, Barista Bike Lansdowne Road and Bailey & Pim Cafe Greystones.

O'Briens cafe in Connolly station
At marginal suburban stations, where no retail unit exists, mobile operated vehicles are in place, where demand permits.

Retail opportunities are advertised on


CIÉ provides site and business solutions to commercial telecoms companies by offering site sharing opportunities on telecoms towers, and access to land to run trackside fibre on a local and national basis.

As well as generating business for the company, site sharing has important environmental benefits by avoiding unnecessary proliferation of towers in urban and rural locations.

CIÉ Customers include BT Ireland, Enet, Vodafone, Three, and Eir.

m10-2_Niall.jpgNiall Grogan

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PostCIÉ Group Property Department, Curzon House, 35 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1