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Dublin Docklands Development Authority

29 November 2009

The DDDA’s many bad decisions

The U2 tower: the saga begins: The first competition to design a tower for the Britain Quay site was run in 2003 but the identity of the chosen winning design could not be...

29 November 2009

Anglo Irish ‘culture’ infected the DDDA

Anglo Irish Bank’s “culture” influenced the way in which the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) “conducted its business”, according to DDDA chairwoman Niamh Brennan. As a result, she said, the authority “became very...

05 April 2009

Planners veto Treasury’s plans for Spencer Dock hotel

Plans for a €300m 35-storey hotel next to Convention Centre Dublin in Spencer Dock have been turned down by An Bord Pleanála. The Shay Cleary Architect-designed building was to have 440-bedrooms and was...

11 February 2009

Ringsend site buyers stopped paying interest on €293m loan

A consortium involving the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) stopped paying interest on a near-€300 million property loan more than six months ago, an Oireachtas committee has heard. The State body joined with...

10 February 2009

DDDA accused of “unhealthy relationship” with Anglo Irish Bank

The Dublin Docklands Development Authority has today been accused of an unhealthy relationship with Anglo Irish Bank in the purchase of the Irish Glass Bottle site. The Dáil Environment Committee heard that two...

25 January 2009

“˜Delay’ to 46m Liffey Leviathan was a tall story

It appears to be a giant misunderstanding. Antony Gormley, the creator of the proposed sculpture of a 46m wire man in the Liffey, claims the project has not been postponed and could begin...

16 January 2009

Wire man set to wade in to Liffey as 10-year planning permission granted

The erection in the river Liffey of a 46m (150ft) sculpture of a human figure – almost the same height as the Statue of Liberty – has been granted planning permission by An...

26 June 2008

Dublin docklands €4.5bn expansion plan goes on show

A €4.5 billion plan for the further development of Dublin’s docklands has been put on display for public consultation. The master plan by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) includes proposals for high-rise...

27 April 2008

Docklands deal went against area master plan

The Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) signed an agreement with property developer Liam Carroll allowing him to build taller buildings on the north quays in Dublin than was provided for in the master...