DAA, the operator of Dublin Airport, has lodged an appeal with An Bord Pleanála. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Fingal County Council seeking contribution towards provision of public infrastructure

The scheme involves repurposing St Mary’s Home, a nursing home, to contain 23 units and construction of three buildings that will provide 41 apartments. File photograph: Bloomberg

Plan involves repurposing a nursing home and building three new apartment blocks

It is now open to the Hammerson company to tweak its plans following the advice from An Bord Pleanála and lodge the fast-track planning application under the SHD system. Photograph: iStock

Hammerson, owner of Dundrum Town Centre, seeking to build 889 units

The planned development   comprises 77 one-bedroom apartments and 37 two-bedroom apartments. Photograph: iStock

Apartment development in Blackpool will have 114 units

Trinity College, Dublin. The university has given notice that it intends to lodge fresh plans for an eight storey, 358 unit, student accommodation scheme for Dartry in Dublin 6.

Previous scheme in Dartry had been challenged successfully in High Court

An artist’s impression of the proposed Phibsborough apartment building: Density and height trigger objections from some local residents.

Developer Garvagh Homes seeks to demolish former cinema, once site of Des Kelly Carpets

Equinor Energy Ireland paid no dividend last year. It had paid a dividend of €160m in 2019. File photograph: Shell E&P Ireland Limited

Global reduction in gas prices at start of pandemic hit profits at gas field shareholder

A computer generated image of the CitizenM hotel proposed for Dublin 8.

Planning board grants leave to Dublin St Patrick’s Properties despite 10 separate appeals

Matt Damon in The Last Duel. Photograph: Patrick Redmond/20th Century Studios

Disney’s Disenchanted only other film to recieve betweem €10m and €30m in support

A computer-generated image of the scheme.

Plan would see new nine-storey block at Parkside

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney. In 2020, the group’s operating loss was €351,272 and interest costs of €229,776 resulted in the pretax loss of €581,048

Revenue almost halved in previous year, accounts say

The toll cameras on the M50. In August 2021, Turas Mobility Services took over the management of the M50 e-flow contract.

Outstanding bills rage from €5,000 to €15,000

The Royal Hospital Kilmainham is  Dublin’s earliest large-scale classical building, dating from the 17th century. Photograph: iStock

Developer envisages 18-storey apartment scheme of 399 units in Kilmainham

An Bord Pleanála granted planning permission for the  build-to-rent apartment scheme  in Beaumont after reducing the height of one of the apartment blocks. Photograph: iStock

Urban Life project attracted strong local opposition

The Bartra plan for the former Western Marine Building at Bulloch Harbour seeks demolition of industrial warehouses and sheds. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/ The Irish Times

Proposal will remove ‘eye sore’, according to Richard Barrett-led company

Pestle & Mortar, co-founded by husband-and-wife team Padraic and Sonia Deasy, has enjoyed exponential growth since it was established in 2014.

Firm relocated to 929sq m premises in Naas in 2019

Toy store group Smyths enjoyed its busiest year to date in pandemic-hit 2020. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Toy retailer looking to drive expansion at its most profitable unit

The GAA confirmed that for 2020 Hawk-Eye was used for 28 fixtures during 17 match days. File photograph: Inpho

Use by GAA down in 2020 as pandemic forced association to cut inter-county fixture list

Johnny Ronan planned initially  to build a 13-storey high tower on the Appian Way site in Dublin. File  photograph: Collins

Architects in favour of project argue that proposed building would be ‘local landmark’

Thomas Lorigan (32) appearing at a special sitting of Ennis Court on Saturday night where he was charged with the murder of John O’Neill.

Thomas Lorigan appears before Ennis District Court over death of pensioner in Co Clare

Iput plans to commission artist Shane O’Driscoll, who has done similar public art in Cork (above), to paint a mural on the historic 46 Pearse Street building.

Office landlord seeks permission for public artwork on historic Pearse Street building

Developer Richard Barrett’s Bartra has submitted a new plan for Bulloch Harbour in Dalkey. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Planning row set to be reignited after fresh plans lodged for Dalkey harbour

Paddy McKillen jnr and Matthew Ryan have lodged fast-track plans for a €200 million, 493-unit apartment scheme on a site between Monkstown and Blackrock in south Dublin

Proposal includes 493 apartments on a site between Monkstown and Blackrock

The new hotel will be one of the largest hotels in Ireland when finished

Project to create 550 jobs as Fingal County Council gives green light to UK group Arora

Bodies representing Garda superintendents and chief superintendents have failed at the Labour Court in an attempt to secure large increases to the availability allowance paid to their members

Superintendents and chief superintendents in dispute with force over availability payment

A computer-generated image of the development planned for the Milltown Park site.

Developments located in Ranelagh, Clontarf and Blackrock

Dunnes is seeking to redevelop The Outer Spaces, a   Diarmuid Gavin-led gardening shop and cafe it opened in Monkstown last year in the south Dublin suburb. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dunnes wants to redevelop its The Outer Spaces outlet

An artist’s impression of the Leopardstown development

Plan for 463-unit scheme in Leopardstown faces strong local opposition

A scene from Le Grand Cirque at the INEC, Killarney.

Revenues for 2021 will be 40 per cent down on pre-Covid years, operator says

The Cobblestone pub in Smithfield

Hotel plan commits to retaining pub in its entirety and creating new performing space

Cold Feet and Stay Close star James Nesbitt

Derryman’s career includes hit roles in Cold Feet and new Netflix drama Stay Close

On June 30th  Gap said that despite discussions with potential partners, “the Republic of Ireland market dynamics were too challenging” and it was closing company-operated stores from the end of August to the end of September.  Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Pretax losses expanded more than nine-fold

By virtue of being an island nation, the Irish market was particularly susceptible to the inability of investors and occupiers to travel to inspect opportunities during lockdown. Photograph: iStock

Irish arm of CBRE recorded pretax loss of €812,007 last year, separate accounts show

Accounts filed by Tuli show that the business’s pretax profits reduced by 56%

Documentation lodged by the American Ireland Funds with the US tax authorities shows that the $645,107 package included a severance payout of  $275,004.  Photograph: iStock

David Cronin stepped down from his role at the philanthropic organisation in May 2020

Kilkenny Design operates 17 retail outlets and five cafés across Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Family-owned retailer records pretax loss of just under €2.3m in 2020

Founding member of The Stunning and The Walls Steve Wall said  ‘the Cobblestone is unique. It’s one of the last few pubs in Dublin to hear traditional music and to experience Irish culture.’ Photograph: Bryan O Brien

More than 700 parties who objected to the scheme are informed by the council about the appeal

Planning consultants for the scheme say the design ‘creates a high-quality feature building at this prominent corner site and key gateway to Dublin city centre’

Council found proposed apartment scheme too high and constituted overdevelopment

Up to 30 separate schemes comprising of a total of 8,501 residential units have been put before the appeals board in five days under SHD legislation.

Deluge of applications comes amid phasing out of strategic housing development system

Federico Bernardeschi of Juventus celebrates after scoring against Cagliari Calcio in Turin on Tuesday. The Juventus kit is supplied by Adidas. Photograph: Allessandro Di Marco/EPA

Overall sales ahead by 4% at €37.7m for 2020

Copper Face Jacks has been dealt a blow by the pandemic.

Company posts pre-tax losses of €1.5m

Several operators in the direct provision sector have unlimited status and are not required to file annual accounts at the Companies Office. File photograph: Getty

Spending in contentious sector surges by 41% – from €129.4m in 2019 to €183m last year

A JD Sports outlet on Dublin’s Henry Street. The company operates 19 retail outlets in Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pretax profit in 2020 increased by 39% from €17.22m to €23.97m

Séamus McEnaney: Sum paid to Brimwood Ltd was the highest amount paid out to any single company by the State last year for accommodating asylum seekers. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Figures show five companies were paid €64m for accommodating asylum seekers

An Bord Pleanála’s refusal upholds an earlier refusal by Dublin City Council. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An Bord Pleanála refuses planning permission for eight-storey development

Kildare Village: Directors say they are ‘in discussion with further brands’  Kildare Village Property

Covid-19 retail closures prompt 37% drop in revenues at Value Retail Dublin

Conor McGregor bought The Paddocks from Albert Reynolds jnr for €3m in 2019.

Council had initially told MMA star the renovation plan was ‘inappropriate’ for site

Ballymore Group chairman and chief executive  Seán Mulryan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Permission refused for two blocks with 357 apartments but granted for 234 other units

The initial HSE order involved EKO organising 30 planeloads of PPE. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

EKO Integrated Services Ltd received €102m for providing equipment to HSE

There was concern the scheme would be intrusive and would detract from the special character of the castle.

Board overrules council and inspector to give green light to Blarney Woollen Mills plan

Conor McGregor: he topped the Forbes list as the highest paid athlete in the world for 2020/21. Photograph: Getty Images

The MMA fighter acquired the Black Forge Inn in Crumlin last year, and his Jemi Ventures Ltd secured planning permission for a lar(...)

PJ Carroll and Company Ltd’s net revenues increased by 4%  last year from €23.23m to €24.2m.

‘Black market remains a huge challenge facing the business’

An Bórd Pleanála has cleared the way for construction of a planned €135 million build to rent apartment scheme on former Blackrock College lands. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Bórd Pleanála backs 241-unit development of up to nine storeys under fast-track rules

A patient is injected with Allergan’s Botox product in Los Angeles. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg

Westport-based facility records Botox sales of just under $2.2bn for 2020

Liffey Valley shopping centre. Photograph: Eric Luke

An Bord Pleanála granted permission despite opposition from The Square in Tallaght

A Christmas decoration from Newbridge Silver. Chief executive William Doyle says the company undertook a comprehensive review of the operation due to the challenging retail environment.

Company pays dividend of €520,989 to parent group

Tayto Park’s operator confirmed that work is progressing on a dinosaur-themed rollercoaster – Dino Coaster – that will be complete by February

Revenue halved in 2020 as park was shut for much of year

Golfer Rory McIlroy’s management and image rights firm last year suffered a pandemic $9.37million (€8.32m) hit to revenues which declined 38.7%  from $24.2 million to $14.8 million

Book value of golfer’s image rights also reduced

Danny Healy-Rae’s plant hire firm reported record profits last year in spite of the impact of Covid-19 restrictions on the business. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

New accounts lodged by Healy-Rae Plant Hire Ltd show that it enjoyed the bumper year in spite of pandemic restrictions

Kiely’s pub in Donnybrook. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pub will be replaced by 85-unit co-living accommodation scheme over six floors

Marty Morrissey’s mother Peggy died in a crash on Tuesday. Photo: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Local community in shock after death of woman in her 90s who was ‘was everyone’s friend ’

The Irish arm of crowd-funding platform GoFundMe last year benefited from a Covid-19 pandemic dividend as pre-tax profits increased more than three fold to $13.22m.

Revenues more than double at crowd funding platform

Homebase’s physical stores were shut for eight weeks during the first lockdown in spring 2020. Photograph: iStock

Pretax profits rise by 89% to €8m at Irish arm of retailer which operates 10 stores

The large hikes in pay for customer support, administration and marketing staff at Airbnb Ireland came even as revenues plunged 38 per cent. Photograph: AFP/ Getty

Average remuneration at operation comes in at about €177,000

Trump’s Doonbeg golf resort  shed more than half its workforce in 2020. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Pretax losses more than double at ex-US president’s Irish golf centre due to pandemic

The 10-year NCT contract operated by Spanish-based Applus concluded in June 2020 but the firm successfully retendered for a new 10-year contract. Photograph: iStock

Applus carried out a million full NCT tests last year compared with 1.39m tests in 2019

View of the proposed scheme, looking north along Longfield Road. Source: shoreline2shd.ie

Shoreline Partnership to sell 122 apartments to council for €46.4m

Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s: ‘There are multiple reasons why Irish people are not interested in working in Supermac’s.’ Photograph: Collins Courts

Group is recruiting workers from overseas due to domestic shortage

McDonald’s on Grafton Street in Dublin. The McDonald’s operation here is made up of 93 franchised stores and two owner-operated outlets. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pretax profit fell 70% in 2020 to €6m but company ‘anticipates continued expansion’

Pay to key management personnel at Goodbody last year declined by 16 per cent from €4.17 million to €3.48 million. Photograph: iStock

Broker recorded pretax profit of €5.5m

The council pointed to the precedent approval would set for other developments.

Excessive height, scale and density would constitute overdevelopment, says council

A Supermac’s in Kinnegad in 2019. Drive-through and home delivery did ‘exceptionally well’ during parts of last year, Supermac’s chief executive said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fast-food firm having ‘decent year’ in 2021, ‘will come through pandemic well’, chief says

The council planner’s report has described the five-storey, 15-apartment scheme by a company majority-owned by Cairn Homes founder Kevin Stanley as ‘innovative’ and having a ‘unique design’. Photograph: iStock

Permission granted after applicants reduced height of scheme and number of apartments

 Gilead Sciences headquarters in California. The company’s Irish unit made a loss last year. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The loss last year followed a pre-tax profit of $288.4m in 2019

The five-star Shelbourne Hotel, which took a €30 million revenue hit in 2020 due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Photograph: Eric Luke

Five-star hotel made a loss of €8.5m in 2020 as pandemic lockdowns impacted on trading

Dromoland Castle. Christmas parties at the hotel have been cancelled.

Hotel says main problem next year will be managing demand

Johnny Ronan: Ardquade holds personal business interests of him and members of his family. It had net assets on its balance sheet of €7.3 million at the end of last December.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ardquade’s pay to directors more than doubled to €1.35m

The Clarence Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Latest accounts show Orsen made pre-tax profit of €1.3m in 17 months to end of May 2020

A computer-generated image of the proposed development

Planners say Baker’s Corner development would be detrimental to its surroundings

Páirc Uí Chaoimh is to host two Ed Sheeran concerts in April.

Any sale of the site is expected to go towards the county board’s debt

Teeling Whiskey operates a micro distillery beside the proposed development site.

Proposed D8 development would include 33 units, but labelled ‘excessive’ by whiskey firm

The Convention Centre Dublin: overall revenues reduced by 63 per cent

Revenue decline cushioned somewhat by income from the Office of Public Works

At the hearing, Ryanair argued that instead of making Jovita Jocinate’s position redundant, it was in a position to offer her continued employment in the London Stansted base.

Carrier is appealing decision which will be heard in the Labour Court

Amazon is seeking permission for two data centres in north Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Colliers Properties has made application for Amazon-operated centres in Clonshaugh

An artist’s impression of the proposed development in Santry

Proposed Santry and Kildare schemes refused due to planning documentation defects

Mayo has been the best-selling replica jersey for O’Neills this year, followed by that of All-Ireland winners Tyrone. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo the most popular replica jersey, followed by Tyrone and Cork

Krispy Kreme’s existing  Irish doughnut restaurant at the Blanchardstown Centre. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Council seeks lower profile signage and confirmation it will not be a takeaway outlet

The Jellybean Factory offers 36 different flavours of gourmet jelly beans. Photograph: iStock

Pretax profits rise to €1.5m for 2020

An artist’s impression of theBaker’s Corner student accommodation.

Proposed Baker’s Corner scheme includes gym and cinema room

Accounts filed by the Zoological Society of Ireland show that the not-for-profit organisation recorded operating losses of €4 million in 2020 due to the impact of the pandemic.

Zoological Society of Ireland posts operating losses of €4m for 2020

Vermilion achieved the increase in revenues due to higher gas prices and despite lower volumes being produced by the Corrib Gas field. File photograph: iStock

Vermilion Energy records Can$47m in revenues from July to the end of September

A computer-generated image of the scheme that has been refused at Loughlinstown, Co Dublin.

Appeals board highlights ‘overbearing impact’ on nearby homes

Numbers employed at the Waterford-based company last year increased from 612 to 640

Pharmaceutical firm is one of the largest employers in the southeast

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Revenue down €2.75m, as staff numbers at live venue fall from 44 to 35

Dublin’s Gate Theatre. File photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Theatre’s funding position has become increasingly difficult, accounts state

The Cobblestone pub in Smithfield, Dublin

Heritage watchdog not in favour of plan for 114-bedroom hotel on Smithfield site

The charity had to cancel its major annual fundraiser, Daffodil Day, due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2019. Photograph iStock

Charity says no restrictions imposed by the donor ‘on this generous donation’

Seán FitzPatrick and his wife Caitríona FitzPatrick want to build a two-storey four-bedroom house on a site outside Greystones in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Collins

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman seeking permission for house in Greystones

An artist’s impression of the proposed development at Baker’s Corner in Dún Laoghaire.

Proposed development would see 276 student units built and existing pub demolished

An Bord Pleanála has locked out institutional investors from snapping up housing units en masse at a proposed 194-home development in Maynooth. Photograph:  Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Houses can be sold only to individual buyers under fast-track planning permission terms

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