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Historic Phoenix Park gates removed for Pope visit finally set to be restored
The gates were taken down in August 2018 ahead of Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland.
More than thirty sites managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country
Ten sites purchased as part of the doomed decentralisation plan of 2003 remain in state hands more than a decade later.
Nearly 100 State buildings managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country
Just over two-thirds of the buildings are former garda stations that were shut as part of a policing plan in 2012 and 2013.
Artwork containing sexual words and images in Dept of Health moved after complaint
The OPW said the piece has been moved into an individual office now after “an objection” to the artwork.
OPW defends car-park proposals for Phoenix Park
planned, designated parking areas could improve congestion when huge events like Bloom are held in the park, the summary said.
OPW raised concerns over impact planned apartments in Glasnevin will have on Botanic Gardens
The OPW brought up issues with the scale of the proposed development at the site of a former car dealership on Glasnevin Hill.
Ceann Comhairle likely unable to keep Rolex given to him by UAE official
The watch, believed to be worth close to €8,000, may be sold and the money used for charitable purposes.
OPW sold carcasses of Phoenix Park deer culled by state-hired marksman to game dealer
Annual culls are carried out by the OPW to manage the number of wild deer in the park.
€1.6 million on stewards and €76k on catering: How much the Pope's visit cost the taxpayer
As of 1 November, the OPW had spent €15,754,639.37 on the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland.
Schools to 'remain vigilant', parks and heritage sites to close as Ireland braces for arrival of Storm Callum
A Status Orange warning takes effect in 13 counties tonight as gusts of up to 130 km/h are expected along Irish coasts.
'If you did this in the private sector you'd be gone' - Head of OPW grilled over State building being measured incorrectly
The Comptroller and Auditor General recently revealed that the wrong rate of rent had been paid on the vacant building.
New Department of Health headquarters were empty for over a year - costing almost €16m
The OPW entered into a lease to accommodate the HQs of the Departments of Children & Youth Affairs and Health, in addition to parts of the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform.
Thousands of sandwiches thrown in skip after Papal Mass because charities refused them says OPW
The OPW was responding to a caller on RTÉ’s Liveline who spotted catering staff throwing out unopened sandwiches behind the food stalls.
'Minimum amount of water' used in 'essential' cleaning of Pope's Cross - OPW
Dublin is under a hosepipe ban.
Dublin Castle courtyard will be open to the public tomorrow ... but don't expect any big screens
In 2015, large crowds congregated in the space for the Marriage Equality count results.
Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran wins bout over junior minister role against Seán Canney
An internal dispute arose over whether Seán Canney would take back over the role.
PAC 'not satisfied' Garda College still operating under multiple tax codes
In its latest report, the PAC state that last year the gardaí declared its intention to the committee to bring the organisation under one tax code by the end of March.
State-hired marksman shot over 200 deer in the Phoenix Park in the last two years
A total of 203 deer were shot by the marksman as part of eight culls carried out in 2016 and 2017.
'We cannot stress how dangerous it is': Ancient Kerry fort closed after storm damage
The site is precariously placed on a cliff edge.
You can now see the winter solstice at Newgrange without a ticket
And without having to leave your home.
Government officials to meet next week to get plans underway for Pope Francis visit
Phoenix Park is on course to host the Pontiff for his farewell Mass during his visit next August.
How much salt we have in stock and other Important Things to know about winter
Ministers were giving their annual ‘Winter Ready’ update today. We appear to have plenty of salt.
€40 million luxury hotel gets green light on site of iconic Stephen's Green building
The new hotel is to be built on the site of a former ‘young ladies’ hostel.
New €3m viewing platform and museum on the way for Dublin Castle's record tower
It’s one of a number of locations to receive funding thanks to Fáilte Ireland.
Here's why Sean Canney and Kevin 'Boxer' Moran will NOT both get ministerial pensions
The TDs flipped a coin last year to decide who would take the first shift as junior minister.
Minister who got job after coin toss to swap role with close ally by August
OPW junior minister Sean Canney will be rotating the ministry with Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran.
Architects and planners concerned that Cork flood defence plan won't work
Warnings have been issued that parts of Cork city could be flooded between 8 and 9.30am this morning.
Demolition of Apollo House put on hold
Objections about plans for the site have been made to An Bord Pleanála.
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.
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.
A group set up to plan flood defences didn't meet for four years
Another didn’t meet for six.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ever been a tourist in Ireland? How many of these Top 20 heritage sites have you seen?
What tops the list?
Highest astronomical tide means flood warnings for Cork this weekend
Met Éireann says it expects gales in coastal areas as well.
This old garda station is being turned into a mortuary
But residents aren’t happy.
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.
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.