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04 March 2009

Tough year for man once lionised as a ‘wizard’

It has been a tough year for Bernard McNamara – much of it in the public eye. Indeed, he ended up taking all the flak over the collapse of public-private partnership (PPP) schemes...

03 March 2009

Ambitious park plan loses bridge

Belfast City Council has lost out on EU money to help build a £7m M2 motorway footbridge to its planned Giant’s Park. The council applied to the European Union’s Peace 3 programme for...

03 March 2009

Top name in urban renewal is now virtually idle

Liam Carroll’s development work is virtually at a standstill. Once the principal engine of urban renewal in Dublin, churning out shoebox apartments all over the inner city, as well as Ireland’s most unlikely...

03 March 2009

Removal of Dáil car park opposed by some members of commission

The temporary car park in Leinster House, which covered a historic lawn when it was created nearly a decade ago, is to be removed this summer, the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission decided...

02 March 2009

Developer who gambled big – and lost

Sean Dunne was disarmingly frank in a New Year interview he gave to the New York Times , admitting that he “could be considered insolvent” if the banking crisis continued. Since then, the...

01 March 2009

1842 – Central Infants Model School, Marlborough Street, Dublin

Architect: Jacob Owen Small classical pavilion built between the two more substantial buildings of the Department of Education – the former Tyrone House and its later duplicate. Destroyed by fire in 1982 and...

26 February 2009

US embassy in Dublin to relocate

The US embassy has confirmed that a move from its current location in Ballsbridge is under consideration. However a spokeswoman said the process could take some time. The current building, which opened in...

26 February 2009

Plans to acquire Cork heritage estate abandoned

The Irish Heritage Trust has confirmed that it has had to abandon the negotiations which were close to completing its acquisition of the Anne’s Grove estate in north Cork because of current Government...

26 February 2009

A 2m facelift for Limerick Milk Market

A major development for one of the country’s oldest market places is set to commence within weeks. The transformation of Limerick Milk Market, which dates back to 1852, is an extensive project due...