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Clonee land offers potential for 400,000sq ft logistics facility at €10m

With vacancy levels for prime industrial stock reaching record lows and limited development opportunities available along the main arterial routes around the capital, agent Bannon expects to see strong demand for a 22-acre land holding fronting on to the M3 motorway. Located next to junction 4, less than five-minutes’ drive from the M50 and 15km […]


Potential Planning Impacts

It is likely that the Government may introduce Emergency Legislation to extend/suspend the statutory timeframes which apply to planning applications and appeals.  Currently a planning application which is not adjudicated upon within the 8 week timeframe (barring an F.I. & assuming no 3rd party appeal) receives a grant of permission by default.  The current planning […]


Pritzker Architecture Prize Goes to Two Women for the First Time

When designing a campus for a new University of Engineering and Technology in Lima, Peru, the Dublin-based architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara thought deeply about how to integrate the wind and the rain. It is because of that sensitivity to the natural elements, as well as qualities like their emphasis on collaboration, that the […]

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IPUT granted permission for €75m centre in Carrickmines

Planning permission has been granted for a large new retail and residential development in south Dublin, despite strong opposition from the owners of the Dundrum Town Centre. An Bord Pleanála has rejected an appeal by several parties including the Dundrum Retail Limited Partnership against the decision of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to approve a €75 […]

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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.