Shane Whelan

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The former DIT campus on Kevin Street sold for over €140 million to Shane Whelan’s WestRidge Real Estate in August. The 3.5 acre site did not have planning permission but it is assumed that Whelan will apply for a mixed-use office and PRS-led scheme

2019 was another buoyant year in the Dublin development land market with our projections indicating that about €1.3 billion of land will change hands (...)

DIT’s former Kevin Street campus in Dublin

Turnover in the development land market looks set to exceed the €1 billion threshold again this year. According to Cushman and Wakefield, it is likely(...)

The Kevin Street campus: purchase seen as coup for Westridge Real Estate chief Shane Whelan

The former DIT Kevin Street campus has been acquired by global institutional investor York Capital and Dublin-based developer Westridge Real Estate f(...)

A careworker who filmed two sexual assaults on vulnerable residents in a care home has received a suspended prison sentence of 18 months. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A careworker who filmed his sexual assaults on vulnerable residents in a care home has received a suspended prison sentence of 18 months. Peter Hilli(...)

 Vinny Hammond records a Lions training session in Queenstown. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Lions are a machine, and they’ve needed to be. To transport 41 players, plus add-ons, and up to around 40 support staff and some 20 tonnes of lugg(...)

Developer Johnny Ronan has received the green light for his €200 million six storey office block development at Ballsbridge in Dublin that will have the capacity to accommodate 2,200 workers.

Johnny Ronan’s property company hopes to begin construction on its €200 million office development in Ballsbridge by January 2017 at the latest after (...)

Computer-generated image of the proposed offices at the AIB Bankcentre. The promoters say the scheme will have a development value of about €350 million.

Irish property developer Johnny Ronan is to seek planning approval for the largest Dublin office development since the property crash. The proposed s(...)

Outside Tokyo Stock Exchange: Japanese November-April stock market returns typically exceed May-October by 8.3 percentage points annually.  Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

The old “sell in May and go away” adage invariably does the rounds at this time of year. Is it a silly market myth or is there something to the notion(...)

Some of Irish photographer Jean Curran’s photographs drying in a darkroom in Dubai before they were taken to Mazar-e-Sharif to be hand painted by Mohammed Karin, using traditional Afghani techniques. Photograph: Jean Curran

In 2011, Waterford-born photographic artist Jean Curran first began exploring hand-painted portraits in Afghanistan. During her research, she came (...)

The production team work on the new Bulmers television ad ‘Not a Moment Too Soon’ which was filmed in Dublin, Wicklow and Clare

C&C’s Bulmers cider brand has returned to television advertising with a new time-themed campaign called “Not a Moment Too Soon”. The ad is “a retu(...)

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