Archive for the Building Category

Wetherspoons to open new docklands premises

Wetherspoons to open new docklands premises

British owned establishment, JD Wetherspoons, will be opening another pub in central Dublin next week.

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“Housing For All” Radical Solution Or More Of The Same?

Dermot Carmody The government’s Housing For All plan was launched on September 2nd, replacing the Rebuilding Ireland plan of 2016, with the Taoiseach Micheál Martin saying it would “provide the basis for a long-term sustainable housing system for this and […]

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Residents Successfully Challenge Tower– and Launch New Group

Peter McNamara Ringsend community members have successfully prevented the expansion of a proposed tower development on York Road. The developer, Melville Properties, was given permission to build a seven-storey tower in March 2020, on the site currently occupied by Dynorod. […]

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Boland’s Mills

Google is tremendously excited to unveil our plans for Bolands Mills. Despite numerous delays as a result of Covid we continue to press ahead with our commitment to create a destination that is open and accessible to the local and […]

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US Embassy Relocation: The Past and Future of an Icon

Peter McNamara Plans by the US embassy to move into the former Jury’s Hotel site in Ballsbridge have been backed by local city councillors. The embassy, currently headed by deputy chief of mission, Alexandra McKnight, is located where Elgin Road […]

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George’s Dock white water rafting plan challenged by public petition.

George's Dock white water rafting plan challenged by public petition.

Geneva Pattison In early 2019, Dublin City Council put forward plans to develop a white water rafting facility in George’s Dock. The development plan was passed in December 2019, despite the estimated costs of the build starting at 12 million […]

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Dublin’s future skyline and a history of high rise

Peter McNamara Since the beginning of Dublin’s housing crisis, politicians, planners, developers and Dubliners have been arguing about whether we should be building up and not out to solve our shortages. To some, the sky (and sky-scrapers) are the limit. […]

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Activists fight York Road tower

Peter McNamara Ringsend community activists are working to prevent a tower development proposal on York Road from being more than doubled in height. Melville Properties have submitted a proposal to Dublin City Council to extend permission that was previously granted […]

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City to Port: New cycleway and Port Museum plan.

City to Port: New cycleway and Port Museum plan.

New cycleway and Port Museum, development commencing 2021.

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Donnybrook’s High rise fears

Eoin Meegan Donnybrook village could change irrevocably if two new sky-scrapers, a 12-storey complex on the junction of Eglinton Road and Donnybrook Road, and a seven-storey co-living space on the former site of Kiely’s pub, are allowed to go ahead. […]

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