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# opw - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Demolition of Apollo House put on hold

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

# opw - Friday 16 January, 2015

# opw - Friday 7 November, 2014

Highest astronomical tide means flood warnings for Cork this weekend

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

But residents aren’t happy.

# opw - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Clare storm repairs 'on hold' because of funding confusion

A senior engineer with Clare Co Council told 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

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?

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 This post contains images

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

The criminal damage has been widely condemned today.

# opw - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Tesco buys Cabra site from the State for €1.7 million

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

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

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

# opw - Friday 21 March, 2014

# opw - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Want to get married here? The OPW wants to open up historical sites for weddings Ring On It This post contains images

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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?

Your suggestions please…

# opw - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here is the week's news... skewed

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.

# opw - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

27 Irish landmarks going green for St Patrick's Festival

Castles, memorials and at least one Government department will get the green light from 14 to 18 March.

# opw - Saturday 24 November, 2012

State has 'saved €5.3m' on rent in 2012

OPW has been reducing office space and car spaces as number of State employees leave the fold – cutting cost of rented offices by one-third since 2008.

# opw - Friday 23 November, 2012

Pics: Government publications sales office closes today Closure This post contains images

Pics: Government publications sales office closes today

No more queues for tribunal reports or the latest CSO stats.

# opw - Monday 29 October, 2012

In pics: Marking the 350th anniversary of Phoenix Park Phoenix Park 350 This post contains images

In pics: Marking the 350th anniversary of Phoenix Park

The pen and ink drawings by the Irish artist Sheelagh Duff are part of a free exhibition in the Phoenix Park until the end of November.

# opw - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Irish Insurance Federation before committee over flood insurance failures

Representatives from the IIF were before the Joint Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht today.

# opw - Friday 17 August, 2012

More than 60,000 expected to hit Phoenix Park Motor Races this weekend

This weekend will mark the 110th anniversary of the very first motor racing event at the park.