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#Office of Public Works

# office-of-public-works - Friday 14 February, 2020

Phoenix Park gates removed for Pope Francis visit will cost over €800,000 to restore

The Office of Public Works hopes the gates will be rehung by the end of this year.

# office-of-public-works - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Charlie Flanagan asked OPW not to cull 20 Phoenix Park deer and to send them to Laois instead

The minister wanted to have the deer relocated to a 250-acre estate in Laois.

# office-of-public-works - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Here's what topped the list of the most visited OPW sites in Ireland last year

Kilkenny, Dublin and Wicklow had the top three most visited attractions last year.

# office-of-public-works - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Historic Phoenix Park gates removed for Pope visit finally set to be restored OPW

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.

# office-of-public-works - Friday 6 September, 2019

State-hired vet shot more than 150 deer in Cork wildlife park over last four years

The marksman was paid on a ‘keep-what-you-kill basis’.

# office-of-public-works - Saturday 24 August, 2019

'This is f***ing insane': OPW staff emails show tensions over decision to ban visitor books from sites

The books were banned from sites such as Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol over data privacy concerns.

# office-of-public-works - Friday 26 July, 2019

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.

# office-of-public-works - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Visitor books will be returned to heritage sites after data protection concerns

The books were banned from sites such as Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol over data privacy concerns.

# office-of-public-works - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Data Commission says banning visitor books is a 'disproportionate approach' to data privacy

The books were banned from heritage sites such as Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle.

# office-of-public-works - Sunday 3 February, 2019

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.

# office-of-public-works - Thursday 22 November, 2018

€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.

# office-of-public-works - Friday 25 May, 2018

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.

# office-of-public-works - Thursday 4 January, 2018

'We cannot stress how dangerous it is': Ancient Kerry fort closed after storm damage

The site is precariously placed on a cliff edge.

# office-of-public-works - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Seven parks across Ireland have been given the Green Flag Award

The Green Flag Awards recognise parks that are managed in environmentally sustainable ways.

# office-of-public-works - Saturday 1 July, 2017

7 Irish heritage sites to visit now that kids can go for free

Dozens of heritage sites across the country are giving children under 12 free admission.

# office-of-public-works - Friday 19 May, 2017

'People's hearts are broken by the thought of this': Cork locals launch their own flood defence plans

The group Save Cork City is launching the plans this evening.

# office-of-public-works - Saturday 11 February, 2017

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.

# office-of-public-works - Sunday 5 February, 2017

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.

# office-of-public-works - Friday 3 February, 2017

We put concerns about Cork's Drainage Scheme to the people in charge of it

Cork city are to receive €140 million as part of the Drainage Scheme – the biggest one of it’s kind in the history of the state.

# office-of-public-works - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Demolition of Apollo House put on hold

Objections about plans for the site have been made to An Bord Pleanála.

# office-of-public-works - 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.

# office-of-public-works - 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.

# office-of-public-works - 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.

# office-of-public-works - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

'A lot done, more to do': Reform plans promise more public services cards and better procurement

Launching new public service reform plans today, the Minister of State Brian Hayes said there has been “a lot done, more to do, to borrow a phrase from the past”.

# office-of-public-works - 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”.

# office-of-public-works - Monday 29 July, 2013

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.

# office-of-public-works - 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.

# office-of-public-works - Thursday 4 April, 2013

New website monitors 'real time' water levels

The site was launched by Minister of State Brian Hayes TD, as part of flood risk management in Ireland.

# office-of-public-works - Friday 22 March, 2013

Government to sell off some of the 139 closed garda stations

Office of Public Works Minister Brian Hayes has announced plans to find other State uses or to sell off the 139 garda stations that have been closed in the past two years.

# office-of-public-works - 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.

# office-of-public-works - 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.

# office-of-public-works - Friday 26 October, 2012

Garda association criticises proposed closure of 80 stations

The Garda Representatives Association said proposed changes will not save money and the service will “go downhill rapidly”.

# office-of-public-works - 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.

# office-of-public-works - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Concern for ‘distressed’ tree at Leinster House

A Dublin South TD has asked the Government what it is doing to save the plane tree.

# office-of-public-works - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Bandon to get 100-year flood protection

A €10 million scheme for the Cork town was revealed yesterday.

# office-of-public-works - Friday 8 June, 2012

Health Minister receives report on location for Children's Hospital

James Reilly said that he would now consider the report before bringing it to the government to make a decision on where the National Children’s Hospital should be located.

# office-of-public-works - Monday 26 March, 2012

Former Dublin Garda station leased to childcare company

Minister of State Brian Hayes said that he was open to leasing other State properties to businesses and the community.

# office-of-public-works - Monday 12 March, 2012

OPW enlisting voluntary groups to develop heritage sites

Brian Hayes said the OPW does not have the resources to exploit the historical sites’ full potential for tourists.

# office-of-public-works - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

OPW says call for referendum ballot papers is just 'forward planning'

A tender has been published looking for someone to print 3.8 million referendum ballot papers – but it’s not for a particular vote.

# office-of-public-works - Friday 23 December, 2011

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