PHP plans further investment in facilities for Ireland –

Primary Health Properties says around a third of its £128m (€140.7m) development pipeline will be focused on Ireland.

The company has been very active in the Irish market, where it has 17 healthcare centres valued at €214.3m.

This includes two forward-funded developments currently under construction which, if valued as complete, increase the total asset value to approximately €233m.

When combined with the rental income, the Irish market represents 8pc of the group’s total portfolio.

PHP reported profit of £39.5m in the six months to June 30, a swing on the loss of £105.6m last year.

Next rental income increased 20pc year-on-year to £64.8m.

The company, which receives 90pc of its rent from the HSE or National Health Service in the UK, said it was a “very robust and resilient start” to the year.

As at July 27 it had collected 96pc of its rent in Ireland and the UK for

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