Recent Developments from Dublin City Council affecting Pembroke-South Dock

1) Sandymount Green: A conservation and management plan has been prepared for Dublin City Council’s Culture, Recreation and Amenity Department. The plan is intended to provide guidance for ongoing maintenance and management of Sandymount Green to ensure that its significance is preserved, and presented clearly to the public.

2) ESB Poolbeg Chimneys: The ESB has agreed that the Poolbeg chimneys will be capped as essential maintenance and repair to protect the structures as agreed with Dublin City Council.

3) Abolishing the Dublin Docklands Development Authority: Following the decision to abolish the DDDA, its functions are being transferred to Dublin City Council in the Autumn of 2015. €8 million in cash and assets will transfer to the Council, including the replica famine ship “Jeanie Johnston”.

4) AIB Headquarters: A 3.7 acre office redevelopment site at the front of AIB HQ Bank Centre, Ballsbridge is currently on the market. It is being sold by the receiver appointed by Ulster Bank and NAMA. Bankrupt property developer Sean Dunne paid €200 million for the complex in 2006. Also in Ballsbridge linked to Mr Dunne is the sale of a 6.8 acre site occupied by the former Berkeley Court and Jury’s Hotels for which he paid €380 million. Sources say this is expected to fetch €150 million. Currently there is a ten year planning permission for a 150 bedroom hotel and 568 large apartments on the site.