It is not the first time Bono has sought to influence public policy in the state. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images

U2 frontman Bono lobbied the government in recent weeks to establish a “broad-based, special housing policy task force,” according to public records f(...)

Alan Cox, chief executive of Core, at its new premises at Windmill Lane, where the reception contains part of the wall made famous by U2 fans. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Not far from the Google-Facebook tech axis in Dublin’s Docklands, an airy, plant-draped office building in tasteful slate grey rises up from the site (...)

The Irish Glass Bottle site at Poolbeg, Dublin: no plans for “Hollywood-style” studio. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

No land will be set aside for a film studio in the new Poolbeg Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) planning scheme, which will be available for public co(...)

Game of Thrones: the HBO series is made at Titanic Studios in Belfast. Photograph: Helen Sloan/HBO

A heady sequence in this year’s Oscar favourite La La Land has the lovers played by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling strolling across the bustling Warner B(...)

Poolbeg peninsula: Windmill Lane Studios founder James Morris and film producer Alan Moloney want to develop an €80 million studio complex at the new Poolbeg strategic development zone, a 34 hectare site in the city’s east end. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

Dublin Port Company chief executive Eamonn O’Reilly has told Dublin City Council he “would have an open mind” on the development of a Hollywood-style (...)

A view of the Poolbeg Peninsula in Dublin. Dublin Port company chief executive Eamonn O’Reilly has rejected plans for a Hollywood-style film studio in the area. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin Port company chief executive Eamonn O’Reilly has described as “mad”, “daft” and an “attempt at a landgrab” plans for a Hollywood-style film stu(...)

The draft Poolbeg SDZ  scheme  will  fast-track planning for up to 3,000 homes at the former Irish Glass Bottle site in  Dublin 4

Thousands of apartments in blocks up to 50m or 16 storeys tall will be permitted on the former Irish Glass Bottle site, under plans for the developmen(...)

The Irish Glass Bottle site at Ringsend, Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The backers of a planned Hollywood-style film studio in Dublin’s docklands have said their scheme would not require land designated for housing on the(...)

The Dublin plan, which has attracted positive signals from studios in Hollywood, 180,000sq ft of studio space, with several individual “sound stages” would be built. Photographs: Getty Images

Plans to establish vast Hollywood-style film studios in Dublin, directly employing almost 3,000 people, are at an advanced stage and are likely to be (...)

Bono: Help invaluable even if the U2 frontman is not an investor. Photograph: The Irish Times

The exact date of the telephone call is unknown, but the Lobbying Register records that sometime between January 1st and April 30th this year Bono ra(...)

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