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# opw - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

How much salt we have in stock and other Important Things to know about winter
# Emergency Planning
# Emergency Planning

How much salt we have in stock and other Important Things to know about winter

Nov 8th 2017, 1:54 PM 13,942 Views 25 Comments

Ministers were giving their annual ‘Winter Ready’ update today. We appear to have plenty of salt.

# opw - Friday 28 April, 2017

€40 million luxury hotel gets green light on site of iconic Stephen's Green building
# Loreto Hall
# Loreto Hall

€40 million luxury hotel gets green light on site of iconic Stephen's Green building

Apr 28th 2017, 6:12 PM 38,334 Views 17 Comments

The new hotel is to be built on the site of a former ‘young ladies’ hostel.

# opw - Friday 14 April, 2017

New €3m viewing platform and museum on the way for Dublin Castle's record tower
# Ireland's Ancient East
# Ireland's Ancient East

New €3m viewing platform and museum on the way for Dublin Castle's record tower

Apr 14th 2017, 10:53 AM 10,262 Views 6 Comments

It’s one of a number of locations to receive funding thanks to Fáilte Ireland.

# opw - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Here's why Sean Canney and Kevin 'Boxer' Moran will NOT both get ministerial pensions
# Rotating Ministry
# Rotating Ministry

Here's why Sean Canney and Kevin 'Boxer' Moran will NOT both get ministerial pensions

Feb 11th 2017, 6:45 AM 12,532 Views 10 Comments

The TDs flipped a coin last year to decide who would take the first shift as junior minister.

# opw - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Minister who got job after coin toss to swap role with close ally by August
# Trading Places
# Trading Places

Minister who got job after coin toss to swap role with close ally by August

Feb 5th 2017, 1:50 PM 18,587 Views 39 Comments

OPW junior minister Sean Canney will be rotating the ministry with Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran.

# opw - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Architects and planners concerned that Cork flood defence plan won't work
# Save Cork City
# Save Cork City

Architects and planners concerned that Cork flood defence plan won't work

Feb 2nd 2017, 6:11 AM 12,104 Views 19 Comments

Warnings have been issued that parts of Cork city could be flooded between 8 and 9.30am this morning.

# opw - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Demolition of Apollo House put on hold
# Home Sweet Home
# Home Sweet Home

Demolition of Apollo House put on hold

Jan 25th 2017, 9:11 AM 11,044 Views 14 Comments

Objections about plans for the site have been made to An Bord Pleanála.

# opw - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Newgrange's winter solstice is only 50 years old? No way, says OPW
# Neolithic After All
# Neolithic After All

Newgrange's winter solstice is only 50 years old? No way, says OPW

Dec 22nd 2016, 2:03 PM 27,198 Views 40 Comments

A former State archaeologist had suggested that the roofbox at Newgrange was fabricated in the 1960s.

# opw - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Leinster House is crumbling, here's why they want to close it for the summer
# Spruce Up
# Spruce Up

Leinster House is crumbling, here's why they want to close it for the summer

May 28th 2016, 10:00 PM 28,150 Views 66 Comments

Leinster House is to undergo its most significant restoration work to date.

# opw - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

A group set up to plan flood defences didn't meet for four years
# Floody Hell
# Floody Hell

A group set up to plan flood defences didn't meet for four years

Apr 5th 2016, 10:40 PM 19,058 Views 27 Comments

Another didn’t meet for six.

# opw - Monday 15 February, 2016

Here's how much has been paid out to flood damaged households in these 22 counties
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Here's how much has been paid out to flood damaged households in these 22 counties

Feb 15th 2016, 6:15 AM 14,487 Views 18 Comments

Almost €500,000 has been provided to 424 households.

# opw - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Minister hits out at claim flood relief budget has been 'slashed'
# Flood Defences
# Flood Defences

Minister hits out at claim flood relief budget has been 'slashed'

Jan 20th 2016, 9:55 AM 7,316 Views 20 Comments

Simon Harris says the government is investing more money in this area over the next five years than has been spent in the last two decades.

# opw - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Information sought regarding men that 'fed live duck to pitbull' in Co Laois
# Savage
# Savage

Information sought regarding men that 'fed live duck to pitbull' in Co Laois

Aug 13th 2015, 2:30 PM 20,702 Views 69 Comments

The incident allegedly happened in Emo Court Gardens in the midlands county.

# opw - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Heard about the curious case of the missing Dáil artwork that isn't actually missing?
# Unaccounted For
# Unaccounted For

Heard about the curious case of the missing Dáil artwork that isn't actually missing?

Feb 26th 2015, 3:44 PM 10,695 Views 21 Comments

A top OPW official explained the curious case of the missing artwork in Leinster House.

# opw - Friday 16 January, 2015

Ever been a tourist in Ireland? How many of these Top 20 heritage sites have you seen?
# Countdown
# Countdown

Ever been a tourist in Ireland? How many of these Top 20 heritage sites have you seen?

Jan 16th 2015, 10:39 AM 34,364 Views 53 Comments

What tops the list?

# opw - Friday 7 November, 2014

Highest astronomical tide means flood warnings for Cork this weekend
# The Tide Is High
# The Tide Is High

Highest astronomical tide means flood warnings for Cork this weekend

Nov 7th 2014, 11:55 AM 11,355 Views 25 Comments

Met Éireann says it expects gales in coastal areas as well.

# opw - Friday 24 October, 2014

This old garda station is being turned into a mortuary
# Dead Set Against
# Dead Set Against

This old garda station is being turned into a mortuary

Oct 24th 2014, 7:15 AM 21,798 Views 38 Comments

But residents aren’t happy.

# opw - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Clare storm repairs 'on hold' because of funding confusion
# Storm Damage
# Storm Damage

Clare storm repairs 'on hold' because of funding confusion

Aug 7th 2014, 2:15 PM 9,526 Views 8 Comments

A senior engineer with Clare Co Council told TheJournal.ie that the council is still waiting for clarification on project proposals from the OPW.

# opw - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Cork City is to get new flood defences but the scheme is not quite ready yet
# Fighting The Floods
# Fighting The Floods

Cork City is to get new flood defences but the scheme is not quite ready yet

Jul 29th 2014, 7:00 AM 6,236 Views 14 Comments

A public information day is being held in Cork City Hall today.

# opw - Sunday 13 July, 2014

How many vacant public buildings do we have?
# Surplus Structures
# Surplus Structures

How many vacant public buildings do we have?

Jul 13th 2014, 8:45 AM 17,207 Views 35 Comments

We’ve had a raft of garda station closures over the last few years, but what’s the national picture like at the moment?

# opw - Thursday 29 May, 2014

The famous standing stone on the Hill of Tara was vandalised last night
# Lia Fáil
# Lia Fáil

The famous standing stone on the Hill of Tara was vandalised last night

May 29th 2014, 3:20 PM 37,048 Views 144 Comments

The criminal damage has been widely condemned today.

# opw - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Tesco buys Cabra site from the State for €1.7 million
# Sold
# Sold

Tesco buys Cabra site from the State for €1.7 million

Apr 19th 2014, 7:45 AM 17,026 Views 21 Comments

The 0.69 acre site on the Navan Road was no longer required by the Department of Social Protection.

# opw - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries

Apr 16th 2014, 8:00 AM 107 Views 8 Comments

Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.

# opw - Friday 4 April, 2014

Iconic Battle of Clontarf painting to be unveiled later today
# OPW
# OPW

Iconic Battle of Clontarf painting to be unveiled later today

Apr 4th 2014, 7:30 AM 12,009 Views 23 Comments

The massive 3 x 2 metre painting depicts the 1014 battle, in which Brian Boru was killed.

# opw - Friday 21 March, 2014

You can now get married at seven heritage sites in Ireland (including the Blasket Islands)
# Put A Ring On It
# Put A Ring On It

You can now get married at seven heritage sites in Ireland (including the Blasket Islands)

Mar 21st 2014, 12:30 PM 22,127 Views 24 Comments

Ceide Fields, anyone?

# opw - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Want to get married here? The OPW wants to open up historical sites for weddings
# Ring On It
# Ring On It

Want to get married here? The OPW wants to open up historical sites for weddings

Feb 13th 2014, 2:20 PM 19,768 Views 22 Comments

If you could get married anywhere in Ireland, where would it be?

# opw - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

How much did the EU presidency cost Ireland? Less than expected, actually
# Thrifty
# Thrifty

How much did the EU presidency cost Ireland? Less than expected, actually

Jan 29th 2014, 3:59 PM 8,556 Views 24 Comments

Nearly €70 million less than last time.

# opw - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Haughey government decided ministers should get a safe and shredder in their homes
# State Papers
# State Papers

Haughey government decided ministers should get a safe and shredder in their homes

Dec 31st 2013, 5:00 PM 9,231 Views 32 Comments

If they required them, that is. The Fine Gael-led coalition tried to get them back in 1983 after they came to power.

# opw - Monday 25 November, 2013

OPW to give leases on heritage sites to private companies
# Heritage
# Heritage

OPW to give leases on heritage sites to private companies

Nov 25th 2013, 10:03 AM 13,001 Views 54 Comments

Minister Brian Hayes stressed today that the businesses will have to be “in keeping with the heritage and with the recreational nature of the sites”.

# opw - Friday 1 November, 2013

OPW hands former Ballymote Garda station over to local community
# Sligo
# Sligo

OPW hands former Ballymote Garda station over to local community

Nov 1st 2013, 6:15 AM 7,532 Views 13 Comments

An art-deco building that was closed in 2009 will be licensed to local community groups.

# opw - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Formal Cowen portrait could cost up to €10,000
# Brian Cowen
# Brian Cowen

Formal Cowen portrait could cost up to €10,000

Oct 2nd 2013, 6:45 AM 10,341 Views 43 Comments

Portraits of each Taoiseach, President and Chief Justice are commissioned by the State as a matter of course.

# opw - Monday 29 July, 2013

Courts Service hands keys of Kilmainham Courthouse over to OPW
# Kilmainham
# Kilmainham

Courts Service hands keys of Kilmainham Courthouse over to OPW

Jul 29th 2013, 8:22 PM 8,821 Views 10 Comments

The courthouse is expected to expand visitor numbers to Kilmainham Gaol.

The OPW is going to take an inventory of everything owned by the State
# Brian Hayes
# Brian Hayes

The OPW is going to take an inventory of everything owned by the State

Jul 29th 2013, 6:45 AM 7,259 Views 27 Comments

Minister of State Brian Hayes hopes to have details on every building, every piece of land and every table and chair owned by the State to be online by the beginning of next year.

# opw - Friday 12 July, 2013

Just 11 heads of state have stayed in Farmleigh in four and a half years
# Dignitaries
# Dignitaries

Just 11 heads of state have stayed in Farmleigh in four and a half years

Jul 12th 2013, 1:02 PM 10,121 Views 54 Comments

The estate in the Phoenix Park has cost the state €39million in operational costs since 2001.

# opw - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Open thread: What should we do with all the empty garda stations?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open thread: What should we do with all the empty garda stations?

Jul 4th 2013, 8:15 PM 7,234 Views 86 Comments

Your suggestions please…

# opw - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Phoenix Park concerts given go-ahead, subject to strict new conditions
# MCD
# MCD

Phoenix Park concerts given go-ahead, subject to strict new conditions

Jul 2nd 2013, 8:40 AM 11,887 Views 32 Comments

It follows widespread criticism of the security operation at last year’s show by Swedish House Mafia.

# opw - Saturday 29 June, 2013

The government owns 203 empty buildings
# Situations Vacant
# Situations Vacant

The government owns 203 empty buildings

Jun 29th 2013, 8:30 AM 8,655 Views 42 Comments

The majority of the buildings are recently closed garda stations, says Minister of State Brian Hayes.

# opw - Saturday 22 June, 2013

“The Kennedys were more than emigrants” – 50 years on, Wexford remembers JFK
# JFK 50
# JFK 50

“The Kennedys were more than emigrants” – 50 years on, Wexford remembers JFK

Jun 22nd 2013, 9:20 PM 13,313 Views 88 Comments

Thousands of people are attending events in New Ross today to mark JFK’s visit to the town half a century ago.

# opw - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Why is a former AIB building bought by the State ten years ago still empty? – Patrick Nulty TD asks
# Pretty Vacant
# Pretty Vacant

Why is a former AIB building bought by the State ten years ago still empty? – Patrick Nulty TD asks

Jun 13th 2013, 10:00 PM 11,096 Views 13 Comments

The building was bought over a decade ago at a cost of almost €1.5 million by the taxpayer for use by the Probation and Welfare Service – but has lain empty ever since because the service declined to relocate there.

# opw - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Mar 23rd 2013, 10:00 AM 6,247 Views 3 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: RTE stars confused by Pope’s message of humility, and Office of Public Works ‘may never know’ the source of the Cork floods.