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Thomas McFeely was declared bankrupt by the Supreme Court in July 2012 and is due to exit bankruptcy next March. File photograph: Johnathan Adam Davies

Eight years since more than 250 people were ordered from their homes in Priory Hall, the reconstruction of the condemned complex in the Clongriffin ar(...)

New Priory estate: Of the 105 newly completed apartments, 49 are being sold on the open market, 39 will be used for social housing and 17 will be handed back to buy-to-let investors.   File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The cost of rebuilding Priory Hall, the notorious fire-trap Dublin apartment complex, will exceed €50 million which is five times more than originally(...)

The canaries in the coal mine have been screeching for some time. Photograph: iStock

The penny has dropped. For a long time it has been quite clear that Dublin’s nightlife was being dismantled, that cultural and creative spaces were be(...)

Dubai stands testament to what can be done through sheer force of will and extraordinary urban vision. File photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Dubai is not for everyone. The glittering metropolis, which erupts out of the desert, captures much that is good and bad about humanity in a few squar(...)

First-time buyers Nikki Willis  and Rob Pallin: they   finalised the purchase of a property in Dublin last month

First-time buyers Nikki Willis (26) and Rob Pallin (27) started talking about buying a house about three years ago, but with property prices skyrocket(...)

The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show residential property prices nationally rose by 2.3% in the 12 months to July. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Property prices in Dublin are now falling for the first time in seven years, according to official figures, which show the average cost of a home in t(...)

The Iveagh Markets, Francis Street, Dublin 8, is in a sad state of deriliction. File photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

To say the Edwardian Iveagh Markets in Dublin’s Liberties are in a sorry state would be an understatement in the extreme. A condition survey commissio(...)

Raymond McGrath’s unbuilt design for the John F Kennedy Memorial Hall at Beggar’s Bush in Dublin. Courtesy of Archiseek.com

Many fine designs for buildings have been created in Dublin over the past two centuries, but there’s just one snag: they were never built. Dublin has (...)

Temple Bar hotelier and publican Martin Keane is submitting a fresh application to develop the old Iveagh Markets, with food  hall, craft workshops, hotel, restaurants, distillery and brewery

A revamped Iveagh Markets, with European-style food hall, restaurants, distillery, brewery and crafts workshops, could open in just over two years, Te(...)

Iveagh Markets, Francis Street, Dublin. Hotelier and publican Martin Keane secured planning permission in 2007 to redevelop the Edwardian market in the Liberties.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin’s historic Iveagh Markets are “unsafe and in an advanced state of dereliction” due to “serious neglect and several damaging interventions”, a r(...)

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