Paul Howard with the Ross O’Carroll-Kelly statue in Dublin city centre. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

1. Where Ross Doesn’t Drink Heineken (1998) It all started in the autumn of 1997. I was in the Sunday Tribune newsroom one Friday evening talking to (...)

There is hardly a more salient emblem of Ireland’s recent fortunes than the 6.8 acre former Berkeley Court and Jury’s hotels site in Dublin’s Ballsbri(...)

Richard Hooper, former chairman of Jurys Doyle group,  Seán Dunne and Pat McCann, former Jurys CEO and now head of Dalata,    in October 2005 after Dunne bought the   Jury’s Hotel and Berkeley Court site for €400 million.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Former Jurys Doyle chief executive Pat McCann claims he had an “out-of-body experience” on the day he opened bids for the former Jurys hotel in Balls(...)

Goddard Littlefair has breathed new life into the Principal Hotel, York. Photograph: Gareth Gardner

The landscape of Lansdowne Road is about to change. A new housing scheme by Chartered Land, on a site once owned by property developer Seán Dunne, pr(...)

A computer-generated image of the Lansdowne Place scheme as seen from Lansdowne Road

To anyone passing along Lansdowne Road in Dublin 4 lately, progress on the residential development site of the former Berkeley Court Hotel seems parti(...)

“The poor goy can’t look her in the eye and lie – that’ll hopefully come in time.”

Shadden’s old dear hands me a can of beer called Hoxha – which is obviously Albanian for “Not Heineken” – and she tells me that it’s all she has in. I(...)

Site preparation work for the scheme at the site of the former Berkeley Court hotel is under way, with initial construction work on the basement car park due to begin in September. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish property group Chartered Land has appointed Galway-based JJ Rhatigan & Company as the main contractor for its high-end residential scheme o(...)

‘Gandon Villa’ or ‘Roslyn Park House’ on the Rehab campus in Sandymount

One of the best remaining residential sites in Dublin 4, The Rehab Group’s Roslyn Park in Sandymount, is expected to be of interest to Irish and overs(...)