Aloft to build first Irish hotel in revamped Liberties area

The high-tech hotel will comprise 202 bedrooms, meeting room space, on-site gym, and gastro pub.  Ireland’s first Aloft Hotel will open in the Blackpitts area of Dublin’s Liberties this November. Hotel giant Marriott International last year announced that it was behind the new hotel, which is backed by Denis O’Brien. The high-tech hotel will comprise […]

Building costs rapidly rising to Celtic Tiger peak: surveyors

Chartered Surveyors said the price increases are symptoms of high levels of activity and limited resources.  Construction costs will surpass 2006 levels this year and are rapidly approaching the highest levels of the Celtic Tiger bubble, according to new figures from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI). The higher prices have big implications for […]

Families given keys to homes as part of housing scheme

A recent report says Eleven families have received keys to their new homes in Dublin as part of a new affordable housing scheme run by the housing body Ó Cualann. It is providing three-bedroom semi-detached houses for around €180,000. The housing group was founded in 2014 by people who have worked in not-for-profit groups in […]