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 transit orientated 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 – Transit Orientated Development

Colbert Station Quarter, Limerick Masterplan

  • Spatial Framework Study prepared by the LDA, in conjunction with CIÉ, Limerick City and County Council and the HSE. 
  • CIÉ are working with LDA to identify development sites for possible marketing.
  • LDA - Projects - Colbert Station 



  • Total site area - 0.80 acres
  • Development agreement signed with Press Up Hospitality Group 
  • Planning application was submitted for a 110 bed hotel in March 2023.
Horgans Quay Development 

Horgans Quay Development - Offices

Horgans Quay Development - Hotel

Horgans Quay, Cork

  • Located adjacent to Kent Station, Cork.
  • Dean Hotel opened November 2020 and operating successfully 
  • HQ Phase 1 office building lettings to Apple and Space
  • Phase 2 office building under construction
  • Planning permission granted for 325 residential units 
  • CIÉ Development Partner is HQ Developments, a joint venture between Clarendon Property and BAM
  • Horgans Quay 

Boston Sidings, Dublin 2

  • Located in Dublin’s Silicon Docks, Clanwilliam Terrace
  • Development agreement with Bartra Capital Property 
  • Office development of 14,900 sq.m under construction and completion expected in Quarter 4 2023
  • Bartra Capital Property 

Spencer Place, Dublin 1

  • Adjacent to Spencer Dock and Convention Centre Dublin 
  • Salesforce fitting out c. 40,000 sq.m offices, The Samuel 200 bed hotel opened 2022
  • C.400 residential units completing 2022
  • Spencer Place Development Company
Connolly Quarter Dubllin

Connolly Quarter, Dublin 1

  • Located adjacent to Connolly Station Dublin
  • Planning approval for c.59,000 sq.m of offices, a 200 bed hotel, and 187 residential units
  • Construction commenced 2022
  • Ballymore Group 

Ceannt Station, Galway

  • Core City Centre Lands of 3.3 hectares adjacent to Ceannt Station, Galway.
  • Development agreement with Seagullpoint Ltd.
  • An Bord Pleanála overdue in respect of substantial mixed use urban regeneration development
  • 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 High Street 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.

Premium convenience retailer Fresh opened in Heuston in November 2021.

The addition of Fresh compliments CIÉ's policy of attracting premium brands onto the Network. 
Other retailers on the Network include Pret-a-Manger, Butlers Coffee, Café Nero, Jump Juice, Supermacs, O'Briens Irish Sandwich Café, Starbucks Coffee, Insomnia, Offbeat Donuts, Sbarro Pizza, Brambles Deli Café and many more.

O'Briens cafe in Connolly station
At marginal suburban stations, where no retail unit exists, mobile coffee trucks 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.

   Frank Masterson 

    Head of Group Property
    For all Property enquiries please contact:
    Phone: +353 (0)1 7032932
                                     Post: CIÉ Group Property Department, Curzon House, 35 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1