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Dublin: 14 °C Thursday 18 April, 2019


# opw - Monday 8 April, 2019

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 - 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.

# opw - 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.

# opw - Thursday 11 October, 2018

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.

# opw - Saturday 29 September, 2018

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.

# opw - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

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.

# opw - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

# opw - 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.

# opw - Thursday 19 April, 2018

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.

# opw - Friday 30 March, 2018

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.

# opw - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

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.

# opw - 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.

# opw - Monday 18 December, 2017

You can now see the winter solstice at Newgrange without a ticket

And without having to leave your home.

# opw - Sunday 10 December, 2017

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.

# opw - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

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.

# opw - Friday 28 April, 2017

€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.

# opw - Friday 14 April, 2017

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.

# opw - 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.

# opw - 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.

# opw - Thursday 2 February, 2017

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.

# opw - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Demolition of Apollo House put on hold

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

# opw - Thursday 22 December, 2016

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.

# opw - Saturday 28 May, 2016

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.

# opw - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

A group set up to plan flood defences didn't meet for four years

Another didn’t meet for six.

# opw - Monday 15 February, 2016

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.

# opw - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

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.

# opw - Thursday 13 August, 2015

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.

# opw - 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.

# opw - Friday 16 January, 2015

# opw - 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.

# opw - Friday 24 October, 2014

This old garda station is being turned into a mortuary

But residents aren’t happy.

# opw - 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.

# opw - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

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.

# opw - Sunday 13 July, 2014

How many vacant public buildings do we have?

We’ve had a raft of garda station closures over the last few years, but what’s the national picture like at the moment?

# opw - Thursday 29 May, 2014

The famous standing stone on the Hill of Tara was vandalised last night Lia Fáil This post contains images

The famous standing stone on the Hill of Tara was vandalised last night

The criminal damage has been widely condemned today.

# opw - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Tesco buys Cabra site from the State for €1.7 million

The 0.69 acre site on the Navan Road was no longer required by the Department of Social Protection.

# opw - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries

Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.

# opw - Friday 4 April, 2014

Iconic Battle of Clontarf painting to be unveiled later today OPW

Iconic Battle of Clontarf painting to be unveiled later today

The massive 3 x 2 metre painting depicts the 1014 battle, in which Brian Boru was killed.

# opw - Friday 21 March, 2014

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