Dublin crane count at 89 on October 1st
Total has nearly tripled since this series was launched in early 2016
Photograph: Cyril Byrne
There were 89 cranes visible over the centre of Dublin on October 1st from the seventh floor of The Irish Times building on Tara Street.
This is down four (or 4 per cent) on September’s total of 93 – the highest score yet registered by Crane Count.
October’s total is nearly triple the 31 recorded on February 1st, 2016, when the newspaper’s crane survey was launched.
North of the Liffey there were 34 cranes visible, a drop of eight on the 42 recorded in September. Nevertheless, the pace of development on the northside is expected to increase sharply in coming months as major schemes move on site.
This is particularly true of the north docks, where many of the city’s biggest projects are expected to be built out over the coming years.
The Irish Times will continue to conduct a crane survey once a month to track construction levels in the city centre.