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28 October 2007

Winning bid for U2 tower is almost €30m under highest offer

The winning consortium for the U2 tower is believed to have bid almost €30million less for the site than the highest bid submitted. The Riverside II Partnership is understood to have bid at...

28 October 2007

BoI shortlists HQ locations

Bank of Ireland has notified developers that it has drawn up a shortlist of potential locations for its new headquarters and backend operations. Following the completion of the shortlisting process, a decision on...

27 October 2007

The waiting goes on for the Abbey

If it were a play, the epic saga of the Abbey Theatre’s new building would be a combination of Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Waiting for Godot. Vivian Mercier’s famous description of...

27 October 2007

Playing Hard

Treasury Holdings is a big player in the property market. Having started out as informal partners in the early 1980s, dabbling in smallish deals, old schoolfriends Richard Barrett and Johnny Ronan now control...

27 October 2007

Ancient art in high crosses

They stand in ancient church yards, in the grounds of ruined monasteries or in some cases, are found in solitary isolated spots, all traces of the places of worship they once adorned long...

25 October 2007

New U2 Tower may leave DDDA in a twist

In any competition, there can only be one winner. But in the contest to build the U2 Tower in Dublin’s Docklands, the three losing consortiums feel very sore about the outcome – and...

25 October 2007

Council is ignoring its policy on high-rise says An Taisce

Dublin City Council is ignoring its own tall buildings policy by granting permission for high-rise schemes in sensitive city centre areas, according to An Taisce. The council has granted permission for a number...

25 October 2007

Theatre plan for former Viking Adventure Centre

Plans for two new theatre spaces at the former Viking Adventure Centre in Temple Bar have been approved by Dublin City Council. The theatre complex, which will also be a new home for...

25 October 2007

Augustus Saint-Gaudens to be honoured on O’Connell Street

The Lord Mayor of Dublin Councillor Paddy Bourke will unveil a commemorative plaque to Augustus Saint-Gaudens on Thursday 25th October 2007 at 11.00 a.m. in the presence of His Excellency Thomas C. Foley,...