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Hawkins House: An Bord Pleanála granted permission to the Office of Public Works three years ago for its demolition, and its replacement with an office complex. Photograph:  Bryan O Brien/ The Irish Times

Demolition of Hawkins House, the former Department of Health headquarters in Dublin city centre, has finally started three years after it was approved(...)

The company said that ‘all personnel on site have been asked to contact their GPs to undergo testing.’ File photograph: Bloomberg

Another Dublin building site has closed due to coronavirus, the third in a week. A worker tested positive for Covid-19 at the site operated by the El(...)

The East Quad site in Grangegorman, a joint venture set up between John Sisk & Son and Spanish construction company FCC has been closed and a deep clean will take place. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A construction site in Grangegorman, north Dublin has had to close due to a confirmed case of coronavirus. It is the second building site in Dublin (...)

‘We have temporarily closed the site as advised by the HSE.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

A coronavirus outbreak on a construction site in Dublin city centre is the first significant Covid-19 cluster on a building site during the pandemic, (...)

Hawkins House is one of the last remaining buildings in the block bordered by Hawkins Street, Tara Street, Townsend Street and Poolbeg Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Hawkins House, considered one of Dublin’s ugliest buildings, is finally to be levelled, three years after its demolition and redevelopment was granted(...)

Garda Susan Lawlor and Garda Mark Walsh from Pearse Street Garda station visit Charlotte Murphy as part of a Covid-19 community-help initiative. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Dublin city centre is so quiet on Saturday at midday, the first day of the national lockdown, that you can hear the church bells without the muffled c(...)

Oliver Peyton’s new venture, the Exit Here funeral home

A ritual that is as old as time itself needed a makeover, says London-Irish restaurateur Oliver Peyton. The Sligo man who ruled 1990s London nightlife(...)

Townsend Street in Belfast following heavy overnight rain. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Serious flooding has closed roads in Northern Ireland. The River Bann burst its banks near the north coast. Strand Road in Coleraine was left under (...)

 Cairn Homes construction site: three founding directors raised €22.8 million by selling 17 million shares they’d secured since its 2015 flotation. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Having lost 43 per cent of its value in 2018, Cairn Homes’ share price recovery in first few months of this year was impressive – fuelled in no small (...)

Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys said the situation was ‘totally appalling’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eight Dublin households received unexpected letters on Friday informing them their homes could be demolished as part of plans for a MetroLink station (...)

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