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‘Cross the Liffey in a jiffy’ Docklands Ferry returns after 35 years2nd February 2019

Dublin’s historic No.11 Liffey Ferry will today officially return to the capital’s waters after a 35-year absence, following a complete restoration in a joint project by Dublin Port Company and Dublin City Council. The much-loved ferry service had been vital in linking the North docks and South docks communities at a time when the nearest […] Read more …

Horsefair Road Road Closure This Weekend30th January 2019

Note there will a road closure on Horsefair Road Roads in Grand Canal this Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd February, due to crane dismantling.  For any queries please contact John Nichol on +353 86 140 7760 or email  john.nicol(at)cairnhomes.com   

U2 Gets The Green Light for Visitor Centre26th January 2019

U2 has received the green light for the band’s visitor centre planned for Dublin’s Docklands. This follows Dublin City Council granting planning permission for the centre that is expected to attract 390,000 U2 fans annually to the centre on Grand Canal Quay. In recommending that planning be granted for the development, the planner’s report in […] Read more …

Update: Crane Dismantle On Hold22nd January 2019

Please note, the crane dismantle on Horse Fair Road is on hold at the moment. Further updates will be published when available. Regards, John Nicol Project Manager CAIRN  PLC M: +353 86 140 7760 E: john.nicol@cairnhomes.com  www.cairnhomes.com    

Horsefair Road Roads Road Closure17th January 2019

Please note there will be a road closure on Horsefair Road Roads in Grand Canal on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January 2019. Should you require additional information please contact John Nicol, Project Manager at Cairn on +353 86 140 7760 or email john.nicol@cairnhomes.com

DCC Challenges Decision to Halt Relocation of Bridges17th January 2019

Action taken against An Bord Pleanála over two proposed cycling and pedestrian bridges. Dublin City Council has taken a High Court challenge against An Bord Pleanála’s refusal to relocate two proposed cyclist and pedestrian bridges over the river Liffey. The council brought proceedings after the planning authority last November refused to allow the council to […] Read more …

Google gets go-ahead from Central Bank for payments14th January 2019

Google has been authorised as a payment institution in the Republic, paving the way for the technology giant to begin providing new financial services to consumers and businesses both here and further afield. The Central Bank granted authorisation to Google Payment Ireland under the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) regulation on Christmas Eve. Having obtained authorisation, […] Read more …

Dart Scheme Derails Liffey Bridge Plan11th January 2019

Plans for a new bridge over the Liffey have been derailed. The plans were due to cater for pedestrians and cyclists in the Docklands. The City Council had originally planned to build the 17 million euro pedestrian and cycle bridge connecting an old Victorian railway station on North Wall Quay to Forbes Street at Grand Canal […] Read more …

White-water rafting course proposed for George’s Dock7th January 2019

Council facility aims to attract kayakers, fire brigade, water polo players and tourists A €12 million white-water rafting amenity, a water polo and kayaking pool, and a “swift water” rescue training facility are to be installed at George’s Dock under plans from City Council. City councillors will on Tuesday be presented with plans to convert the […] Read more …

Plan to buy up Land near Dublin Port Underway5th January 2019

The Taoiseach says a plan to buy up land near Dublin Port is underway. The extra space will be used for border checks if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal. Medicines are being stockpiled – while Leo Varadkar says no one in Ireland will go hungry. He says the purchase of […] Read more …

Musical theatre set for a Big Year2nd January 2019

Start your 2019 off to a cultured start with some fantastic offerings at Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Choose from superstar filled shows and musicals including ‘Calendar Girls’, Motown The Musical and Jersey Boys. Check out what Bord Gais Energy Theatre has in store for 2019 here. 

New Year’s Festival Dublin28th December 2018

Now in its seventh year, New Year’s Festival Dublin (NYF Dublin) brings you a new and exciting programme of events to ring in 2019. Dublin City will light up with imagination and wonder with 3 spectacular events on 31 December 2018. Gather in the heart of Dublin with family and friends, as the iconic Custom […] Read more …

Dublin Port Announces One Million Ro-Ro Freight Units in 201823rd December 2018

For the first time ever, Dublin Port Company has seen one million Ro-Ro freight units passing through the port within the year. The millionth freight trailer in 2018 arrived on board Irish Ferries’ Ulysses when she docked at 6.30am this morning. The truck was one of O’Toole Transport’s vehicles on board the fully booked vessel arriving from […] Read more …

Bridges over Royal Canal Planned for Docklands21st December 2018

Dublin City Council is planning to provide two lightweight steel bridges over the mouth of the Royal Canal, one for pedestrians and the other for cyclists. Both bridges will be 12 metres long and will cross the mouth of the Royal Canal where it meets the Liffey. The bridge closest to the Liffey will cater […] Read more …

Google makes further property acquisitions in the Docklands18th December 2018

Google has sealed its latest move to increase its massive footprint in the Docklands with completion of a deal to acquire two office buildings from Kennedy Wilson. The Irish Independent previously reported Google’s deal to buy South Bank House and The Warehouse, beside the tech giant’s European HQ on Barrow Street, Dublin 4. Both buildings […] Read more …

REMINDER: Crane Dismantle 15th & 16th December13th December 2018

We will be taking our taking crane down this weekend the 15th & 16th December 2019. Please be aware that Horse Fair Road will be closed during this period, as previously advised. Regards, John Nicol Project Manager   CAIRN  PLC M: +353 86 140 7760 E: john.nicol@cairnhomes.com  www.cairnhomes.com

White Bench Lighting Complete12th December 2018

White Bench Lighting Complete Please see photographs below: Before:   After:   On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Ltd Apleona Real Estate

Royal Canal to have pedestrian & cycle bridges built in the Docklands11th December 2018

Dublin City Council is planning to provide two lightweight steel bridges over the mouth of the Royal Canal, one for pedestrians and the other for cyclists. Both bridges will be 12 metres long and will cross the mouth of the Royal Canal where it meets the Liffey. The bridge closest to the Liffey will cater […] Read more …

High Winds – Cairn tower crane removal postponed7th December 2018

All, Due to the expected high wind speeds over the course of this weekend, we will not be able to proceed with the removal of our Tower Crane  on Saturday or Sunday 8th / 9th December. We will monitor the weather and would hope to carry out this crane removal on 15th & 16th December […] Read more …

POWER OUTAGE LAST NIGHT 04.12.185th December 2018

There was a power outage in the IFSC and the Grand Canal Harbour area last night 04.12.18 In Grand Canal Harbour the street lights in Asgard are not working .  The electricians are working on getting the lights up and running If you notice any other estate lighting which is not operational please contact the […] Read more …

Apollo House bought for over €50m3rd December 2018

The site of the former Apollo House block, next to Tara Street, has been sold for more than €50m. The 0.72 acre property was purchased by Pat Crean and Partners. The site carries planning permission for a 10-storey building that will play host to 12,622sq.m of office space. The plans, drawn up by architects Henry J. Lyons […] Read more …

Virgin Media in Grand Canal Harbour area29th November 2018

Virgin Media will be in the Grand Canal Harbour area spicling in the ducts which belong to DCC Benson Street / Sir John Rogerson’s Quay / Horsefair Road / Bloodstoney Road Virgin Media | Unit 6 ,Broomhill Business Park, Broomhill Road, Tallaght Dublin 24 D: + 353 1 245 8551 | |www.virginmedia.ie  

LIGHTING IN GRAND CANAL27th November 2018

White Bench Lighting Apleona Real Estate on behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Ltd has instructed Greenlight on the white bench lighting in Grand Canal. Greenlight are currently on site finalising the project. Download before and after photographs of the project On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Ltd Apleona Real Estate Red Feature Lighting Apleona […] Read more …

Vodafone launches 5G trial site in the Docklands26th November 2018

Vodafone has launched Ireland’s first live 5G network site, open for trials in Dublin’s docklands, as well as a 5G start-up accelerator. The network consists of a fully standardised Ericsson 5G system being deployed over Vodafone Ireland’s recently acquired 5G spectrum. The move follows Vodafone’s first successful live demonstration of pre-standard 5G technology in Ireland last […] Read more …

ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE – Horsefair and Bloodstoney Road23rd November 2018

Bennetts will be dismantling their crane on Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd December 2018 We await full details with traffic and pedestrian management A phone number for a contact in Bennetts will also be issued

Horse Fair Road – Road Closures22nd November 2018

Please be aware that the Tower Crane on Horse Fair Road will be coming down Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of December. As a result of this, Horse Fair Road will be fully closed during this time. Also, subcontractors will be working extended hours to this effect. A permit for this work has […] Read more …

An Taisce urges rejection on Johnny Ronan’s skyscraper plans19th November 2018

National heritage body An Taisce has urged An Bord Pleanála not to approve developer Johnny Ronan’s plans to build Dublin’s tallest building on Tara Street. The property developer was already refused permission by Dublin City Council, for a second time, to build a 22-storey tower overlooking the Liffey opposite the Custom House. The council said the […] Read more …

HubSpot announces further Dublin expansions15th November 2018

HubSpot has announced that it is increasing its presence in Dublin by leasing all the office accommodation at No. 1 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay. The expansion signifies the tech giant’s ongoing commitment to Ireland, and will provide the company with plenty of room to grow to meet demand over the coming years. No. 1 Sir John […] Read more …

Paving works Asgard Road , Grand Canal Harbour – Completed September 201813th November 2018

On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Ltd managed by Apleona Real Estate paving works were completed by KN Networks (see image below). We would reiterate to all buildings to ensure deliveries / vehicles park in the estate loading bays, please be advised Clamping is in operation if vehicles park up on the estate paving. […] Read more …

Red Carpet in Grand Canal – Completed September 201812th November 2018

On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Ltd (managed by Apleona Real Estate ) instructed KNNetworks to reinstate the red carpet in Grand Canal . The red paving slabs were sought and supplied from the original supplier and they will fade and blend in over time . Before:   After:

Google bids for two more Docklands Offices9th November 2018

Google has moved once more to increase its massive footprint in the Dublin Docklands with a bid to acquire two office buildings from Kennedy Wilson. Last night the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission confirmed Google had notified it of its proposal to acquire “sole control” of South Bank House and The Warehouse, beside Google’s European […] Read more …

Road Closure – Horse Fair Road5th November 2018

NOTIFICATION FOR GRAND CANAL AREA  Road Closure Horse Fair Road – Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November For tower crane dismantle By Cairn PLC , any queries please revert Project manager John Nicol on 086 1407760 More details about the road closure can be found here: 

Dublin City Council planning €40m district heating scheme3rd November 2018

Plans for a €40 million district heating system run on hot water supplied from the Poolbeg incinerator are being advanced by Dublin City Council. Council chief executive Owen Keegan said about 50,000 homes could be heated using water heated by the waste incinerator and piped to homes in the Docklands on both sides of the […] Read more …

Colony Capital buys waterfront site in Dublin’s North Docklands1st November 2018

Colony Capital Acquisitions have bought a 4.6-acre site in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands for over €180m, according to Savills and Cushman & Wakefield. The estate agents handled the sale on behalf of the receiver, David Carson. The sale – known as “Project Waterfront” – marked a rare opportunity to buy the last remaining waterfront […] Read more …

Development land sales set to eclipse €1.2bn mark by year end27th October 2018

More than €1bn worth of development land has been bought since the start of this year and the figure could reach €1.2bn by the year-end if the current momentum is maintained. In the month of September alone 21 sites in the Greater Dublin Area with combined guide prices exceeding €212m were brought to the market […] Read more …

Former Aran Islands Ferry to Become Luxury Liffey Hotel25th October 2018

Work has recently begun in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dockyard to transform a former CIÉ Aran Islands passenger /freight ferry into a floating 5-star luxury hotel on the Liffey.  The owners Irish Ship & Barge Fabrication Co said the initial works are to clear the vessel of combustible materials in preparation for the €6.6m restoration project […] Read more …

North Docklands site acquired for over €180m22nd October 2018

A joint venture company formed by Johnny Ronan and US investment group Colony Capital has bought a 4.6 acre site in the heart of Dublin’s docklands for over €180 million. Colony Capital and Ronan Group Real Estate have completed the acquisition known as Project Waterfront, according to Savills and Cushman & Wakefield who handled the […] Read more …

College Green plaza plans Refused18th October 2018

Plans for a €10 million plaza at  College Green have been refused by An Bord Pleanála due to concerns about negative impacts for bus transport and traffic in the city. The decision puts in disarray Dublin City Council’s flagship project for developing a landmark civic space in the city centre of the city, while improving […] Read more …

Dublin Port respond to proposal to move the Port to free up housing land8th October 2018

Suggestions by Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland president David Browne that Dublin Port should move out of the city to free up housing land are “reckless” and “damaging to the credibility” of architects, Dublin Port Company chief executive Eamonn O’Reilly has said. Mr O’Reilly has written to Mr Browne in response to his address to the RIAI annual […] Read more …

Apollo House site up for sale1st October 2018

The former Apollo House, in which ‘Home Sweet Home’ activists occupied in December 2016, has been placed up for sale, with industry sources believing it to be worth up to €40m. Planning permission has already been granted for a 10-storey, over basement 12,622 sq m office block on the site. The planning permission also allows […] Read more …

Warning, Chairs Can Kill25th September 2018

Was your curiosity piqued by some fencing in Grand Canal Dock yesterday Monday 24th September 2018? This was erected by the Irish Heart Foundation, who are working this September to raise awareness of the negative health impacts of sitting down for long periods of time. The Irish Heart Foundation is encouraging people to sit less and […] Read more …

HubSpot moving to the Docklands24th September 2018

US tech giant HubSpot is close to signing a deal for a new European headquarters office in the Sobo district in the Dublin Docklands, the Sunday Independent has revealed. The marketing software company is understood to be in advanced negotiations with Hibernia Reit with a view to leasing all 115,000 sq ft of space at 1 Sir […] Read more …

“Shine a Light” on homelessness in Ireland18th September 2018

Dear All, On Friday, October 12th, I will be leaving the comfort of my own home for one night to sleep out on the grounds of the Law Society of Ireland and “Shine a Light” on homelessness in Ireland. Along with others, I will be sleeping on cardboard in the October weather with a plastic […] Read more …

Docklands FITFEST – 27th September17th September 2018

Get active in the Docklands for National Fitness Day on 27th September! Anyone can take part, with no past experience or skill required. Lots of free classes from Tai Chi & Yoga, to Dance Aerobics & Zumba, there’s sure to be something for everyone! There will also be many prizes to be won, including a €250 gym […] Read more …

Docklands parking facility not meeting needs of coach drivers14th September 2018

A parking facility for coaches visiting Dublin provided by the National Transport Authority, at a cost of €1.7m, is being snubbed by some coach operators who say it is not meeting their needs. The 50-bay facility at Sheriff Street in the Docklands was opened in January to allow vehicles to park after dropping passengers into the city […] Read more …

What’s On: Bord Gáis Energy Theatre10th September 2018

There’s some great events on at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre over the coming weeks and months. See a taste of whats on below: 14th September: Callas – The Life & Music of Maria Callas CALLAS is the world’s first stage show about the legendary opera star Maria Callas. The show explores her famous love affair […] Read more …

Partial Road Closure – Horse Fair Road6th September 2018

Please be advised that we have approval for a Partial Road closure on Horse Fair Road to carry out utility connections under Permit NO: GCHM-009-2018. These works will start on Saturday 8th September and again the following Saturday 15th September 2018. This will not affect local traffic or pedestrians Contact persons will be: Cairn Homes […] Read more …

Paving Works in Grand Canal5th September 2018

Out of courtesy Apleona Real Estate are provided all with an update of paving works in Grand Canal. These works have been instructed by DCC. Some areas are under the remit of DCC and some areas are under the remit of Grand Canal Harbour Management Ltd. The granite is due to arrive 2nd week in […] Read more …

Road Closures in the Docklands this Wednesday 5th September3rd September 2018

The Grant Thornton 5K Road Race takes place this Wednesday 5th September, causing several road closures around the City Centre, most of which are in the docklands. Pedestrian and local access is expected to be maintained, but everyone else should expect major diversions in the area. According to the Dublin City Council website, the below roads are expected to be […] Read more …

Self-driving bus coming to the Docklands31st August 2018

The first driverless bus in Ireland will  debut in the docklands at an event organised by Dublin City Council on 21st & 22nd September. The Easymile EZ10 will operate a route of nearly 1km with 4 stops between the Convention Centre and the 3Arena. The bus has a capacity of 15 people and features a built-in access ramp for passengers […] Read more …

Reminder: Dragons at the Docks – Thursday 30th August27th August 2018

Apleona Real Estate are informing parties of the following upcoming event in Grand Canal Dragons at the Docks is taking place in Grand Canal on Thursday 30th August 2018 Dragons at the Docks is an annual fundraiser for Dublin Simon Community, organised by the Irish Property Industry. It is dragon boat racing on Grand Canal Dock, where […] Read more …

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U2 Museum plans suffers a setback over proposed scheme24th August 2018

 U2’s plans for a visitor centre and museum in the Docklands have been sent back to the drawing board by Dublin City Council amid “serious concerns” about the proposed scheme. The band announced plans in June to demolish their two-storey recording studio at Hanover Quay and replace it with a visitor and exhibition centre, the equivalent […] Read more …

The Benson Building goes on sale in the heart of Grand Canal Dock22nd August 2018

Savills and Owen Reilly have today announced the sale of The Benson Building at 76 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin on behalf of Targeted Investment Opportunities (TIO). The property is situated in the heart of the Grand Canal Dock and comprises a premium residential development of 72 units, forming part of the wider TIO office […] Read more …

The Meg Lights Up the Convention Centre17th August 2018

As part of the promotion campaign for Warner Brothers’ ‘The Meg’, Dublin-based Nightlight facilitated a large-scale projection on the Convention Centre last weekend. With OMD as the media agency, Kinetic as the media specialist and Nightlight Screens involved in the production, the massive projection lit up a huge swathe of the docklands area during the Comic Con event […] Read more …

What’s On: 3Arena13th August 2018

There’s loads of great events on at the 3Arena over the next month, with acts to suit many different interests: 21st August: Kevin Hart 19th September: Jason Derulo 22nd September: 50 Cent & G-Unit 24th & 25th September: Arctic Monkeys 26th & 27th September: Shania Twain 29th September: Cliff Richard See full listing here

Google to expand even further in the Docklands7th August 2018

Google has moved to increase its massive footprint in the Docklands yet again after entering into a long-term agreement with businessman Denis O’Brien to rent several floors at his office block at Grand Canal Quay. The company is taking six floors of office space at the building as part of its ongoing drive to expand […] Read more …

New co-working space opens in the Docklands30th July 2018

Spaces, a 3000 square metre co-working office space, has opened in Sir John Rogerson’s Quay. The latest co-working offering in Dublin has opened a six-storey mixed use office space in the Docklands. Clients include a mix of small businesses, entrepreneurs and established companies. Martijn Roordink, Managing Director at Spaces, said: “Spaces offers an enjoyable social and […] Read more …

Japanese tech giant SoftBank announces smart city IoT partnership with Dublin27th July 2018

Japanese tech giant SoftBank will be working on some smart city IoT solutions in the Irish capital. On Thursday, 26th July, members of the SoftBank team today  attended an announcement at Dublin City Hall, detailing the company’s arrival to DCC’s smart city testbed, Smart Docklands. Hidebumi Kitahara, vice-president of the global business strategy division at […] Read more …

Tech giant Salesforce in talks to lease offices in the Docklands24th July 2018

Salesforce is in exclusive talks to lease offices in the Docklands area with space for up to 5,000 staff. The global tech giant has entered into exclusive talks with developer Johnny Ronan to rent 500,000 sq ft of office space at Spencer Place. While the 965 employees at Salesforce’s EMEA headquarters are currently based at the Atrium Building and One […] Read more …

Paving Works taking place over the coming weeks16th July 2018

Cairn on behalf of DCC are carrying out paving works in the following areas over the coming weeks: Sir John Rogerson Quay – Flagging complete South Campshire – Flagging complete Lazer Lane – Flagging complete Forbes Lane – Commence today 16th July to 29th July Blood Stoney Rd – Commence 30th July to 19th August […] Read more …

Trinity plans to build new €1bn Docklands campus16th July 2018

Trinity College has unveiled plans to build an all-new campus, fostering entrepreneurship and innovation. The new 5.5 acre campus will be situated in what will be known as the Grand Canal Innovation District, aiming to be home to more than 400 start-ups. A special Government-led advisory group has been established, aimed at developing this new district, including the […] Read more …

22nd July: GCD Residents Association Summer BBQ11th July 2018

Download Flyer  The Grand Canal Dock Residents Association Summer BBQ takes place on Sunday 22nd July, on the corner of Hanover Quay & Benson St. There will be a free BBQ, raffle with prizes, live music by Madra and a cake baking competition. Come along and meet your neighbours!

Plans for new floating Liffey hotel at Custom House Quay9th July 2018

Dublin is get a new hotel on the River Liffey, based in the national heritage ship PS Naomh Eanna, which has a licence to berth on the Liffey at Custom House Quay. The licence comes as part of the Docklands water animation strategy. Once used to carry passengers and supplies between Galway and the Aran Islands, the Dublin-built […] Read more …

What’s On: Bord Gáis Energy Theatre6th July 2018

There’s some great events on at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre over the coming weeks and months: Hairspray: 9-14 July The all-singing, all-dancing production returns to Dublin with a production guaranteed to have you dancing the night away It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on […] Read more …

Docklands apartment development sold for €800k each2nd July 2018

A Cairn Homes development has sold for an average gross price of €800,000 per apartment in the Docklands. The Six Hanover Quay development, which is made up of 120 apartments, a 5,000 sq ft restaurant and 1,400 sq ft café, was sold for €101m. The development, which is still under construction, is being sold to […] Read more …

U2 Museum to be launched in the Docklands28th June 2018

The long-planned U2 visitor attraction in the Docklands area is set to become one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions. The museum will be situated at No 15-18 Hanover Quay. The visitor space will display a range of the band’s memorabilia from their long-spanning career. The attraction is to be constructed on the site of their current recording […] Read more …

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New ‘Rock and Room’ hotel to be built in the Docklands25th June 2018

Irish entrepreneur Harry Crosbie, the man behind several iconic buildings in the Docklands, is set to build a new rock ‘n’ roll hotel. Crosbie is spearheading a major development at his Vicar Street site with a new hotel that involves a ‘Rock and Room’ concept. It will give clients a package that includes tickets to shows […] Read more …

Docklands 5K – Thursday 28th June21st June 2018

The 2018 Docklands 5k race will take place on Thursday, June 28th, starting at 7:30pm. The distance is 5 kilometres, run over a flat, fast loop in Dublin’s Docklands area. Organised by the runners from Crusaders Athletic Club, the Docklands 5k race is held with the help of the generous sponsorship, provided by many companies […] Read more …

WeWork to lease former Central Bank building18th June 2018

Shared workspace provider WeWork is set to lease the office space at the former Central Bank on Dame Street. The New York-based company provides shared workspace locations all over the world. It will occupy eight floors at the building, which is currently being redeveloped by US property giant Hines and Hong Kong company Peterson. The iconic property […] Read more …

Plans begin for new pedestrian and cycle-only bridge across the River Liffey14th June 2018

Dublin City Council has begun planning for a new pedestrian and cycle-only bridge across the River Liffey. The bridge will provide a new crossing point from New Wapping Street to Blood Stoney Road in the Docklands Area, and will have a full segregated cycleway with footpaths on either side and will tie in with the proposed Liffey […] Read more …

Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta11th June 2018

Download Entry Form Here No previous experience required! Get your family, friends & company involved! Open to all levels of fitness Teams of 17 + people required All racing equipment & qualified boat helms provided Prizes for winners & biggest fundraisers! Featuring the BCS Challenge & Under 18s Challenge   The Races: Will be conducted under […] Read more …

Raft Race Against Homelessness11th June 2018

Download Flyer Here Enter Your Team Today! Register today and join us on the 8th September in Grand Canal Dock. Teams of four cost €400, with just 10% due on registration. The balance of your entry fee is due by event day and can be fundraised or paid directly, whichever works best for you. We […] Read more …

MoneyConf – Europe’s largest fintech event – returns to Ireland this week11th June 2018

Over two days, over 5,000 people from over 60 countries are expected to descend on the RDS in Dublin over the next three days as Europe’s largest cryptocurrency and fintech event, MoneyConf, returns to Ireland. Every year since 2015, the world’s leading bitcoin, cryptocurrency and fintech experts have gathered at MoneyConf. The conference is organised by […] Read more …

What’s On: 3Arena8th June 2018

There’s a great variety of events on at the 3Arena over the summer. From comedians to rock concerts to musicals, there’s sure to be something for everyone! See below a selection of what’s on this summer: Michael McIntyre – 7th – 10th June Flight of the Concords – 15th & 16th June An Evening with Sam Harris, […] Read more …

DCC to trial electric car charging points in street lamps in Docklands area5th June 2018

The trial use of street lamps as electric car charging points is expected to lead to a quicker national rollout of power-up options for drivers and an increased changeover to emission-free vehicles. Dublin City Council is exploring installing lamp post chargers in the Docklands area. Environment Minister Denis Naughten confirmed the plans are being finalised and […] Read more …

Top Korean investor acquires €100m future Facebook HQ1st June 2018

Knight Frank Investment Management have teamed up with a Korean investment manager to acquire The Beckett Building in Dublin for over €100m. The 190,000 sq ft Beckett Building, located just north of the Dublin Landings development on East Road, will become home to Facebook over the next 6 months. Facebook currently employs 1,600 people in its […] Read more …

Community Letter – Tall Ships Regatta31st May 2018

Friday 1st June – Monday 4th June, 2018 Dublin City will host a Tall Ships Regatta this coming June Bank holiday weekend. The Regatta is a tall ships race organised by Sail Training International and there are 16 ships participating in the race leg from Liverpool to Dublin. Dublin City Council, Dublin Port Company and […] Read more …

Tall Ships comes to Dublin for the June Bank Holiday weekend28th May 2018

The Tall Ships Regatta sails into Dublin Port from Friday 1st June to Monday 4th June. Organised by Sail Training International, the stopover in Dublin is hosted by Dublin City Council & Dublin Port Company. This year, the Regatta features seventeen ships racing from Liverpool to Dublin. They will then continue on to the historic […] Read more …

Entries open for KPMG Irish Independent Property Awards25th May 2018

The fourth year of the KPMG Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Awards take place later this year. The competition will be contested across 11 categories, following the introduction of a Facilities Management Project award, which recognises an individual or team whose project demonstrates innovation and positive effects on an organisation. Other awards will look to […] Read more …

Google completes €300m purchase of Bolands Quay development21st May 2018

Tech giant Google has purchased the entire Bolands Quay development in the docklands. The site first received planning permission in 2015 and since then NAMA has provided the funding for development works. It is believed that the site was sold to Google for approximately €300 million. The development is one of the largest urban regeneration projects to have been […] Read more …

Dublin – 6th Most Expensive Place to build worldwide17th May 2018

Dublin now ranks as the sixth most expensive place globally to build, according to Turner & Townsend’s International Construction Market Survey 2018. The cost of building in Dublin is set to rise by a further 7% this year as the continuing boom in the development of offices and accommodation continue to put pressure on labour and […] Read more …

Building a Bridge in the community with Boxing14th May 2018

Seventeen Gardai are currently being trained by the Irish Athletic Boxing Association to help coach the country’s brightest boxing talents, as part of a new community initiative that will see six clubs take part in a tournament on 26th May at the National Stadium’s Ringside Club. The area has been hit badly by gangland violence in […] Read more …

Dockland Scheme on the Market for €110m11th May 2018

A 5.91-acre site in the heart of the docklands has been placed on the market with a guide price of €110m. CB3 Docklands has been put up for sale on the instruction of David Carson, statutory receiver. The plot is one of the final remaining prime development sites in the docklands area. Known as City Block […] Read more …

World’s Fifth Largest Ship Arrives in Dublin8th May 2018

The 315 metre long MSC Meraviglia is the largest cruise ship to ever call in Ireland. She made her maiden visit to Dublin on Saturday before heading on to Cork. MSC cruises’ director of sales Steve Williams said the massive cruise ship, 65m tall and three times the length of a soccer pitch, made for an unforgettable […] Read more …

What’s On: 3Arena1st May 2018

There’s a great variety of events on at the 3Arena this month. From rock music to wrestling to Game of Thrones concerts, there’s sure to be something for everyone! See below a selection of what’s on in May: MK – Sunday 5th May Noel Gallagher – Thursday 10th May WWE Live – Friday 11th May […] Read more …

US Start-Up WeWork to be leased exclusive Docklands Site from Ballymore23rd April 2018

Irish property firm Ballymore are to lease almost 10,000sq m of commercial office in the Dublin docklands along with its Singapore partner Oxley to WeWork, the US-based office-sharing start-up valued at $20 billion. WeWork will occupy No 2 Dublin Landings on North Wall Quay beside new head office of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) […] Read more …

Three Ireland Extends Sponsorship of the 3Arena16th April 2018

Mobile phone company Three Ireland is extending its sponsorship of the 3Arena in Dublin’s Docklands. As part of the deal, the mobile phone network will invest €55m in sponsorship over the next 10 years at the venue, which has a capacity of 13,000. Since 2014, 3 has been the primary sponsor of the arena, and […] Read more …

Decreasing Crane Numbers on Dublin’s Skyline11th April 2018

71 construction cranes were visible over the centre of Dublin on 1st April, down 7 on the previous month’s total and a drop of 9 on the high of 80 recorded on 1st December last year. However, this month’s total is still more than double the 31 recorded on 1st February 2016. It is, however, […] Read more …

Ballymore Properties set to develop The Connolly Quarter in IFSC9th April 2018

Developer Sean Mulryan’s Ballymore Properties will partner with CIE on the delivery of The Connolly Quarter, a major scheme in Dublin’s IFSC. The development will include 82,000 sq m of mixed-use space, including 50,000 sq m of offices, a hotel and apartments. The single largest office space within the development is a block of up […] Read more …

Whats On: Bord Gais Energy Theatre – Matilda the Musical5th April 2018

Winner of 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s touring production of Matilda The Musical comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in what will be one of the biggest theatrical events of 2018. With the book by Dennis Kelly, original songs by Tim Minchin and direction by Matthew Warchus, Matilda […] Read more …

World’s Leading Innovative organisations come to the Docklands for Career Zoo3rd April 2018

Career Zoo is where the world’s most innovative employers meet Ireland’s smartest talent. The event takes place from 10am – 4.30pm on Saturday 7th April at the CHQ Building and Dogpatch Labs in Dublin’s North Docklands. As well as the chance to network with leading Irish and multinational employers and discover exciting tech projects, attendees […] Read more …

Docklands-based Airbnb could double Irish workforce to 1,000 over next 5 years28th March 2018

Global accommodation sharing website Airbnb could double its employees in Ireland to 1,000 over the next three to five years. Airbnb Ireland’s HQ is based in Grand Canal Dock, and was designed from scratch, a first globally for the company. In an interview with The Irish Times, head of Airbnb in Ireland, Aisling Hassell said: “Based […] Read more …

Plans for Dublin’s Tallest Skyscraper take a Knock26th March 2018

An Bord Pleanála has knocked back Johnny Ronan’s plans to build a 22-storey building on the banks of the Liffey. Last year, the developer filed for planning permission to construct an 88 metre tall tower on a site adjoining Tara Street Dart Station. The plans for the development included a 110-bedroom hotel and rooftop bar. […] Read more …