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12 March 2008

Moving Dublin Port to free up 650 acres for development

Dublin Port is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most valuable pieces of real estate, involving approximately 263 hectares (650 acres) of prime development land that is significantly undervalued in its current use. The potential...

12 March 2008

100m plan for Killarney

A dramatic viewing tower and a large eight-screen cinema as well as a courthouse will be among the key features of plans for a 100 million development on the former Great Southern Hotel...

12 March 2008

Academy of entertainment retakes the stage

James Joyce and John McCormack sang here, as did George Bernard Shaw’s mother, while other historic performers included Charles Stewart Parnell, Lady Gregory and WB Yeats. Yet the Academy, as the building on...

12 March 2008

2008 – McCauley Daye O’Connell proposal for VHI in Abbey Street

Architect: McCauley Daye O’Connell In 2004, VHI appointed McCauley Daye O’Connell to prepare a design to create a new high quality contemporary extension to its existing VHI Headquarters which incorporated Scot’s Church and...

11 March 2008

Renewal of inner city areas left high and dry

Securing Dublin’s position as a “dynamic, mixed use, visually attractive, world-class city” was the driving force behind the decision to grant planning permission for the redevelopment of the Jurys-Berkeley Court hotel sites in...

11 March 2008

Dublin planners prepared to allow high-rise building in Ballsbridge

Dublin City Council’s planners have made it clear to developer Sean Dunne that they are prepared to grant permission for a high-rise “landmark building” on the Jurys site in Ballsbridge in place of...

11 March 2008

Students desert building and property courses

Students are deserting courses in building and property at third level as concern about the housing market deepens. The latest figures from the CAO show a drop of almost one-third in the number...

10 March 2008

Ballsbridge high-rises may have overreached themselves and the city

Two and a half years ago, when Sean Dunne broke all previous records by paying 53.7 million an acre for the Jurys site in Ballsbridge and then trumped that a few months later...

09 March 2008

DDDA move forward with Liffey Island development

The Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) looks set to go ahead with a major infill and high-rise scheme called Liffey Island in the North Lotts area. The land is then likely to be...

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