The memorial gardens at Islandbridge. The new bridge will not reach as far as Phoenix Park but a new pedestrian crossing is expected to be introduced, linking bridge and park via existing cycleways. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Almost a century after it was first planned, a pedestrian bridge will soon cross Dublin’s river Liffey, linking the Irish National War Memorial Garden(...)

The Thornton Hall site in north Dublin, purchased in 2005 for €29.9 million, cost €20 million more than an alternative site, the OPW report says. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than €31 million of taxpayers’ money was overpaid by the Office of Public Works (OPW) in five property deals over a four-year period, an internal(...)

Joyce House, Lombard Street East, Dublin 2

An office building rented by the Office of Public Works and occupied by the Register of Births, Deaths & Marriages on Lombard Street East in Dubli(...)

Some of the items left behind after the papal mass and which can be reclaimed from Garda lost property. Photograph: Garda Facebook page

Phoenix Park has reopened 15 hours ahead of schedule following an extensive overnight clean-up operation following the papal mass. Work began at 8 pm(...)

Preparations at the Papal Cross in the Phoenix Park for the forthcoming visit of Pope Francis: when the pope arrives on Saturday, August 25th, road closures will be in place across the city centre and north inner city until 5pm. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Large-scale road closures will be in place in the city centre and around the Phoenix Park for Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland later this month. When(...)

The OPW plans to redevelop Hawkins House, the current office block housing the Department of Health staff, when they relocate to the new offices.

The State’s rental bill for office accommodation has increased by 10 per cent in three years, with further rises expected if Dublin becomes a destinat(...)

The 221 barracks and houses attached to Garda stations which were surveyed by the OPW are located mostly in rural areas.

More than half of all official Garda residences around the country are lying empty. The latest survey of barracks and houses attached to stations, ca(...)

Sinead Barrett, a primary school teacher based in Ennistymon, Co Clare.

A teacher caught in “unprecedented” flooding in Galway city during the week has suggested that sirens could be used to warn the public to get out of t(...)

St John’s Castle in Limerick shut up shop on Monday due to Hurricane Ophelia

The State’s major heritage sites were among the venues closed all day on Monday due to the severe weather warning. The Office of Public Works, which (...)

The former Screen Cinema flanked by College House (right) and Hawkins House (at rear), in Dublin city. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Redevelopment plans for the former Screen Cinema in Dublin would create an “overbearing and imposing mass of office building” and have a negative impa(...)

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