Sean Dunne’s time, energy and talent as a developer is lost to lengthy legal war

Developer Sean Dunne is pictured on New York’s Park Avenue in 2013 When developer Sean Dunne unveiled his hugely-ambitious plan in September 2007 to deliver a piece of London’s Knightsbridge to Dublin’s Ballsbridge on the site of the former Jurys and Berkeley Court hotels, it’s likely he already harboured fears that the tide was going […]

Pace of housing construction slows for the second month in a row

Simon Barry of Ulster Bank The pace of house building slowed for the second month in a row in September, hitting an 11-month low. However, activity in the commercial sector rose sharply, the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) shows. This is the first time since June that the commercial construction sector – […]

Firms need ‘flexible’ approach on housing

Dell executive Aongus Hegarty. Photo: Damien Eagers Photography Global tech companies expanding in Ireland should be “less single-location-centric” to overcome a growing housing and accommodation squeeze for workers, according to Aongus Hegarty, president of Dell EMC EMEA. Several large tech companies – such as Amazon – have announced plans for significant jobs expansion, but concerns […]