Plans for a new urban redevelopment quarter with the potential to host thousands of apartments close to Limerick City’s rail and bus transport hub take a significant step forward today, gearing the city towards Framework 2040 planned regional growth.
The tallest office building so far developed in Cork City, Penrose Dock next to Kent Rail Station at up to nine storeys, is setting an even more impressive record: its first core and lift shaft is up to full height, less than a year after the €125m project on the city’s north quays first applied for planning permission.
Transport Minister Shane Ross is being urged to “get on with” resolving the Iarnród Éireann pay dispute after being accused of being more interested in sending tweets about Manchester United and “fantasy” North Korean trips than his own job.
THERE has been considerable focus recently on the volume of new office stock coming on stream in Dublin, both in terms of the number of schemes under construction and the volume of stock that could potentially be delivered if all schemes in the planning process materialise.
Given I live where there is no regular bus service and my only option is driving or Shanks’ Mare, it’s easy for me to be philosophical about the current bus strike whether it is official, unofficial or wildcat. So, not having a service means I am not directly affected. However others are, with some being badly and even unfairly affected.
2016 was a pivotal year for construction activity in Cork and nationwide, up by 15% for the year ended, while further growth of up to 20% is expected locally and nationally in 2017, say international asset managers and professional advisory firm AECOM.
From February 20, Bus Éireann, Expressway’s owner and one of the offshoots of the old CIE is to introduce cost-cutting measures that have not been agreed with the unions. If that happens there will be a union reaction. It has no option at this stage. It will not solve the problem.
The testimony of a man aged 91, who died earlier this year, has provided an intriguing insight into the strong republican affiliations of a group of set dancers photographed at a crossroads in Ireland more than 100 years ago.