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German architect outlines his vision for Dublin’s north inner city

The man given the task of regenerating a significant portion of Dublin’s north inner city is nicknamed Golden Boots but when Friedrich Ludewig arrived in Ireland this week to outline his vision, he was wearing a comparatively sober pair of grey leopard print boots instead. The boots matched his coat. The retail property developer Hammerson, which is behind the Dublin Central redevelopment covering six […]

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State to offer more than 800 sites for at least 50,000 new homes

More than 800 sites owned by local authorities and public bodies will be offered to the private market to help boost housing supply. Land banks totalling 2,000 hectares and controlled by city and county councils and other bodies including CIÉ, the IDA and HSE, are to be offered to private developers and housing associations in […]

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More than €20m to be spent on next phase of Galway’s Gateway Shopping Park

The pent up demand for spacious new stores in Galway is finally to trigger a further round of construction activity.

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Dublin’s Ilac Centre’s €1.5m revamp to be complete by this summer

Hammerson and Irish Life have started the works – which will see the creation of five new units – at the well known shopping centre. The centre is adjacent to Henry Street, Ireland’s busiest shopping street and is home to 85 retail and catering units, including H&M, River Island, and Argos. New brands introduced to […]

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North Wall warehouse gets go ahead for conversion to 60-bed hotel

A new hotel has been given the go ahead on Dublin’s North Wall Quay in an area of the city currently receiving significant investment.

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O’Connell St and Henry St rebrand gets underway

The new northside brand to be known as Dublin One will be launched by Dublin Town, the business improvement organisation.

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Facebook to build €200m data centre in Meath

Facebook has confirmed it will proceed with the construction of a new €200m data centre in Co Meath, due to start construction in the next couple of months and will come online by early 2018 at the latest.

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NAMA announces details of Docklands and residential funding programmes

NAMA has announced details of a major funding programme that aims to deliver almost 4 million sq.ft of new commercial space in Dublin Docklands and 20,000 new homes in Dublin and other areas of strong demand.

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ESB gets green light for new €150m Dublin HQ

THE ESB has been given the green light for its new €150m headquarters in Dublin. The new building will be almost 50,000 sq.m, including 36,917 sq.m of office space.


Luas airport link seen as likeliest option

A Luas link from Dublin city centre to the airport is emerging as the favoured option to replace the controversial Metro North project.

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has initiated a review of various options for the north Dublin-Fingal area, including connections to Dublin Airport.