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Deirdre is a partner in the Real Estate Department. Deirdre specialises in investment acquisitions and disposals for international investors, along with value-add development and leasing during their hold periods.

Deirdre‘s practice spans all asset classes, including offices, retail, private residential sector, industrial and hospitality. Deirdre has extensive experience in commercial property law, advising clients across the full spectrum of transactions, including portfolio and single-asset acquisitions and disposals, financing, landlord and tenant, development and asset management. Deirdre regularly works hand in glove with our corporate and finance teams on portfolio loan sales and acquisitions. She has advised a number of domestic and international investors on the largest property transactions of recent years.

Relevant Experience

  • Advising Spear Street Capital on the acquisition of and pre-lets at Belfield Office Park
  • Advising Kennedy Wilson on the acquisition of the Grange, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
  • Advising Green REIT plc on the sale of Westend Retail Park to DWS
  • Advising DWS on the acquisition of the Fairway PRS scheme
  • Advising Blackstone on the sale of The Elysian, Barrack Square, Crescent and Quadrant schemes
  • Advising Green Property on sale of Blanchardstown Centre
  • Advising Chartered Land on sale of Dundrum Town Centre
  • Advising Oaktree on the acquisition and asset management of the Square Shopping Centre Tallaght
  • Advising Spear Street Capital on the acquisition of and pre-lets at Cherrywood Business Park
  • Advising NAMA on the Project Jewel loan sale (real estate)


+353 1 920 1100

Ten Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
D02 T380

  • BCL, 1996, University College Cork
  • LLM, 1997, University College Cork
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2000
  • Member of Law Society of Ireland

Deirdre Barrett is “excellent: very involved and provides a great level of service.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2020

“Deirdre Barrett is one of the most talented real estate attorneys our firm has ever worked with. She is like an encyclopedia of real estate and has seen it all!”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2020

“Deirdre Barrett – we consider her the best property lawyer in town.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2020

Deirdre Barrett is “proactive and will always go the extra mile.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2019