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Student Accommodation Development Purchased by Investment Firm

Student Accommodation Development Purchased by Investment Firm Real Estate investment firm, Round Hill Capital, have bought a 368-bed student accommodation development in the Liberties area of Dublin 8. They have partnered up with NBK Capital, a Middle Eastern investment company, who will help fund... 

Inchicore to see Development as a Historical Military Quarter

  Inchicore to see Development as a Historical Military Quarter – In this detailed articled, Craig O Reilly outlines the new development plans for Kilmainham and Inchicore as both a tourist and recreational centre of the city A new report Commissioned by the Department of Housing, Planning... 

Peter McVerry Trust development New Street Dublin

Peter McVerry Trust development New Street Dublin. Funded through the capital assistance scheme under Rebuilding Ireland -the previous government’s housing plan. The project on New Street is in the process of redevelopment, to provide much-needed housing on a derelict brownfields site owned by... 

Chinese New Year Dublin Fruit and Veg Market

Chinese New Year Dublin Fruit and Veg Market- Stephen Davis was there to capture the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival in Dublin Fruit and Vegetable Market A few images from the Dublin Chinese New Year festival at the Dublin Fruit Market last weekend. The celebration of Chinese culture was a great... 

Dublin City Council Looking to Take Back Possession of The Iveagh Markets

Dublin City Council Looking to Take Back Possession of The Iveagh Markets – Shane Adlum reports on the DCC’s plan to take control of the beleaguered local icon  The long running saga of the redevelopment of The Iveagh Markets has taken another twist as Dublin City Council announce plans... 

New Boutique Hotel for Echlin Street

New Boutique Hotel for Echlin Street Boutique hotels are small, stylish hotels with a unique selling point and it looks like one is coming to Dublin 8. This 11-bedroom hotel will be located at 15 Echlin Street, at the rear of St. James Church. Unlike many of the new large hotels coming to the Dublin... 

Dublin chippers come together with charity Pieta House

Dublin chippers come together with suicide prevention charity Pieta House. On January 15th dozens of Irish Italian chippers across the capital will unite to help raise funds for Pieta House following the tragic death of Enrico Marsella last August. Enrico Marsella was a beloved member of the Irish... 

Christmas Village Dublin Castle

Christmas Village Dublin Castle From now until the 22nd of December the central courtyard of Dublin Castle will be turned into a winter wonderland. For the first time in its history, the castle will host a Victorian themed market complete with 30 traditional Swiss chalets featuring an array of decorative... 

Avalon House Not To Become A Homeless Shelter

Avalon House Not To Become A Homeless Shelter Avalon House will not become 150-bed homeless shelter following local objections. The Peter McVerry Trust had planned on opening the homeless hostel at Avalon House on Aungier Street in January but followingobjections from residents, councillors and local... 

Christmas Dinner in the Fountain Youth Project!

Christmas Dinner in the Fountain Youth Project! – The management team of the Fountain Resource Group gets spoilt by the young people of the Fountain Youth Project The Fountain Youth Project’s management team was treated to a full three course Christmas Dinner by the young people of the... 

New ‘World Class’ White Water Rafting Attraction Planned for Dublin

New ‘World Class’ White Water Rafting Attraction Planned for Dublin – Shane Adlum tells us about the new white water rafting centre heading for George’s Dock Plans have been unveiled for a brand new, state of the art white-water rafting attraction to be built on George’s dock in the... 

Guinness Enterprise Centre Development Details

  Guinness Enterprise Centre Development Details – The new development at the Guinness Enterprise Centre is detailed in this article 1 2  Read More »

Ardee Point Student Accommodation Scheme

Ardee Point Student Accommodation Scheme Planning permission has been submitted for a 368-bedroom student apartment complex in the Liberties. The Ardee Point student accommodation scheme will provide high end accommodation for students and has been likened to a “boutique hotel.” The development... 

Christmas Market Coming To St James Parochial Hall

Christmas Market Coming To St James Parochial Hall Open on November 9th and 10th, 16th and 17th, 23rd and 24th, November 30th and December 1st from 11 am to 5.30 pm.  Read More »

New Park Planned for Bridgefoot Street.

New Park Planned for Bridgefoot Street – Tony Kennedy updates on the development of the Bridgefoot Street Park As part of the Liberties Greening Strategy, work on a new park at in Bridgefoot street is set to get underway. The current vacant site at the end of the street is the area in which the... 

Revised Grand Canal Basin Plans 2019

Revised Grand Canal Basin Plans 2019 – Ross Murray explains the new large scale build in Basin Lane.  This will be one that changes the landscape of the area very notably.   Atlas GP applied in July 2019 for planning permission to build 550 Build to Rent Residential units over five blocks ranging... 

Halloween Events Guide Dublin

Halloween Events Guide. It’s time to brush on the cobwebs and celebrate all things spooky with this handy events guide to keep all you skeletonmen and ghoulies entertained this Halloween. Scare D8 First off in our spooktacular itinerary is Scare D8 a new community Halloween festival based... 

Bomb Disposal Team Called to Christchurch Cathedral

Bomb Disposal Team Called to Christchurch Cathedral At around 1pm on Monday afternoon (21/10/19) a loud bang was heard coming from a bin on Christchurch Place, right next to the cathedral. Gardaí were alerted and the incident was treated asa potential explosive threat. The area was evacuated and the... 

Secret Street Tours

Secret Street Tours – In this article, Shane Adlum interviews Tom Austin who has organised the new Secret Street Tours of Dublin There are many different ways to see the sights and tourist attractions of Dublin. Any bus, cycle or walking tour will show you the usual historical buildings, statues... 

The Continuous Development of Dublin 8

Guinness Brewery’s proposed development The Continuous Development of Dublin 8 – In this article, Shane Adlum rounds up all the major developments happening in the coming years to Dublin 8  The population of Dublin 8 will significantly increase in the next few years with several high-profile... 
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