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#OPW

# opw - Monday 18 July, 2022

Over 95% of vehicles travelling through Phoenix Park breaking 30km/hr speed limit
# Phoenix Park
# Phoenix Park

Over 95% of vehicles travelling through Phoenix Park breaking 30km/hr speed limit

Jul 18th 2022, 7:00 PM 28,547 Views 116 Comments

Green Party TD Patrick Costello said that the OPW need to work with the Gardaí to address the speeding issues.

# opw - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

Skellig Michael is closed until further notice due to rockfall
# Sceilg Mhichil
# Sceilg Mhichil

Skellig Michael is closed until further notice due to rockfall

Jun 14th 2022, 8:33 AM 23,541 Views 16 Comments

A full examination of the UNESCO World Heritage site will take place and debris will be cleared.

# opw - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

OPW refuses to grant permission for Russian Victory Day rally at Papal Cross in Phoenix Park
# Russian Rally
# Russian Rally

OPW refuses to grant permission for Russian Victory Day rally at Papal Cross in Phoenix Park

May 4th 2022, 6:26 PM 74,901 Views 136 Comments

The organisers of the rally sought permission for it in January, before the war with Ukraine began.

# opw - Sunday 20 February, 2022

Breaking the Banks: 'Vicious circle' of public works 'degrading' Ireland's rivers
# Investigation
# Investigation

Breaking the Banks: 'Vicious circle' of public works 'degrading' Ireland's rivers

Feb 20th 2022, 12:05 AM 31,018 Views 15 Comments
  • While the Office of Public Works (OPW) says it is reducing the impact of arterial drainage work, waterways and their habitats “are still suffering”, reports Anthea Lacchia
  • This investigation by Noteworthy reveals recent OPW maintenance work occurred outside tree cutting season
  • A quarter of audits of these OPW works last year failed to obtain a ‘good’ or ‘very good’ score

# opw - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Crowds gather at Newgrange to watch winter solstice despite overcast weather
# Grand Stretch
# Grand Stretch

Crowds gather at Newgrange to watch winter solstice despite overcast weather

Updated Dec 21st 2021, 12:35 PM 54,568 Views 19 Comments

For the second year in a row, the chamber itself remains closed due to Covid-19.

# opw - Monday 6 December, 2021

'Pent-up demand' could see a record 1.75m passport applications to process next year
# Passports
# Passports

'Pent-up demand' could see a record 1.75m passport applications to process next year

Dec 6th 2021, 3:48 PM 27,384 Views 10 Comments

The number of passports has never even reached 1 million in a year before.

# opw - Thursday 4 November, 2021

34 deer killed in Phoenix Park as part of 'managed cull' this week
# OPW
# OPW

34 deer killed in Phoenix Park as part of 'managed cull' this week

Nov 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 39,128 Views 47 Comments

The animals – 22 females and 12 males – were culled on Tuesday.

# opw - Thursday 7 October, 2021

No visitors to be allowed in Newgrange chamber for Winter Solstice sunrise, OPW confirms
# Newgrange
# Newgrange

No visitors to be allowed in Newgrange chamber for Winter Solstice sunrise, OPW confirms

Oct 7th 2021, 2:23 PM 14,780 Views 9 Comments

The solstice sunrise event will once again be livestreamed from within the chamber.

# opw - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Dublin's Stephen's Green closes early as Gardaí respond to large crowds
# Banned Stand
# Banned Stand

Dublin's Stephen's Green closes early as Gardaí respond to large crowds

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:53 PM 43,774 Views 52 Comments

There were large crowds of people in the park and on Grafton Street this evening.

# opw - Friday 14 May, 2021

Admission charges to all fee-paying OPW heritage sites to be waived for rest of year
# Heritage Sites
# Heritage Sites

Admission charges to all fee-paying OPW heritage sites to be waived for rest of year

May 14th 2021, 6:45 AM 89,784 Views 18 Comments

This measure is effective immediately.

# opw - Friday 16 April, 2021

OPW to install portaloos in Phoenix Park to cope with more visitors this summer
# Dublin
# Dublin

OPW to install portaloos in Phoenix Park to cope with more visitors this summer

Apr 16th 2021, 3:32 PM 13,153 Views 29 Comments

The OPW’s chairman confirmed the move to Dublin City Council.

# opw - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Phoenix Park gates to be rehung this summer nearly three years after Pope Francis visit
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Phoenix Park gates to be rehung this summer nearly three years after Pope Francis visit

Apr 6th 2021, 9:19 AM 38,959 Views 51 Comments

The OPW said it was hopeful the €800,000 plus refurbishment would be completed by the end of July.

# opw - Saturday 27 February, 2021

23 people arrested after clashes between anti-lockdown protesters and gardaí in Dublin city centre
# Major Operation
# Major Operation

23 people arrested after clashes between anti-lockdown protesters and gardaí in Dublin city centre

Updated Feb 27th 2021, 7:12 PM 386,430 Views 578 Comments
  • A number of gardaí have been injured in the wake of the clashes, which saw fireworks aimed at officers.
  • The Taoiseach has condemned today's events as posing an "unacceptable risk" to the public and gardaí.
  • A special court sitting is being convened and several fixed charge notices have been issued.

# opw - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

WATCH: Beautiful sunrise lights up Newgrange chamber as days start to get longer
# Grand Stretch
# Grand Stretch

WATCH: Beautiful sunrise lights up Newgrange chamber as days start to get longer

Dec 22nd 2020, 9:44 AM 36,234 Views 11 Comments

Weather conditions were better this morning as thousands of viewers tuned in from around the world.

# opw - Friday 30 October, 2020

Almost all Phoenix Park gates to close to vehicular traffic on weekends for duration of Level 5
# Phoenix Park
# Phoenix Park

Almost all Phoenix Park gates to close to vehicular traffic on weekends for duration of Level 5

Oct 30th 2020, 1:17 PM 47,045 Views 54 Comments

The gates will close as normal at 11pm on Fridays and reopen at 7am on Mondays.

# opw - Friday 24 July, 2020

Admission charges for Dún Aonghasa, Castletown House and other heritage sites to be waived
# Tourism
# Tourism

Admission charges for Dún Aonghasa, Castletown House and other heritage sites to be waived

Jul 24th 2020, 3:37 PM 33,233 Views 14 Comments

The government hopes this will help to encourage people to take trips within Ireland.

# opw - Sunday 21 June, 2020

'Serious concerns' that new housing development could pose security threat to President Higgins
# Phoenix Park
# Phoenix Park

'Serious concerns' that new housing development could pose security threat to President Higgins

Jun 21st 2020, 4:03 PM 58,449 Views 87 Comments

There are plans for 33 semi-detached houses and a four-storey apartment block near the Phoenix Park.

# opw - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Building barriers: How plans for the largest flood scheme in Irish history became so divisive
# Banks Of The Lee
# Banks Of The Lee

Building barriers: How plans for the largest flood scheme in Irish history became so divisive

Jun 17th 2020, 12:04 AM 34,864 Views 13 Comments

Cork controversy throws up major questions about how Ireland approaches flooding relief in the face of growing climate change threat.

# opw - Friday 5 June, 2020

OPW confirms majority of Phoenix Park gates to remain closed to vehicular traffic
# Dublin
# Dublin

OPW confirms majority of Phoenix Park gates to remain closed to vehicular traffic

Jun 5th 2020, 10:38 AM 15,276 Views 35 Comments

Many gates in the park were closed in March following the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions.

# opw - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Botanic Gardens, Trim Castle and Farmleigh among heritage sites reopened as part of Phase One
# OPW
# OPW

Botanic Gardens, Trim Castle and Farmleigh among heritage sites reopened as part of Phase One

May 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 18,400 Views 14 Comments

The OPW closed most of its sites to the public following public health advice as Ireland worked to limit the spread of Covid-19.

# opw - Friday 14 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 14th 2020, 6:05 AM 89,592 Views 82 Comments

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

# opw - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Dáil pigeons, Four Courts rats and museum mice among dozens of pest callouts to OPW sites
# Under Control
# Under Control

Dáil pigeons, Four Courts rats and museum mice among dozens of pest callouts to OPW sites

Feb 13th 2020, 12:05 AM 13,592 Views 21 Comments

Companies were called more than 50 times by the OPW over a two-year period.

# opw - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 25th 2019, 11:00 PM 47,762 Views 48 Comments

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

# opw - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Fallow deer killed in Phoenix Park in latest cull to control population growth
# OPW
# OPW

Fallow deer killed in Phoenix Park in latest cull to control population growth

Nov 21st 2019, 6:37 PM 31,679 Views 92 Comments

There are currently around 600 fallow deer in Phoenix Park.

# opw - Monday 30 September, 2019

PAC 'concerned' that OPW building maintenance spending jumped from expected €9m to €39.4m
# Finances
# Finances

PAC 'concerned' that OPW building maintenance spending jumped from expected €9m to €39.4m

Sep 30th 2019, 7:34 PM 16,674 Views 19 Comments

This follows the publication of the 2018 annual report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) today.

# opw - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Here's what topped the list of the most visited OPW sites in Ireland last year
# Pulling In The Crowds
# Pulling In The Crowds

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

Sep 28th 2019, 9:30 AM 53,375 Views 15 Comments

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

# opw - Saturday 21 September, 2019

'Caught all the soldiers unaware in the tea room': the troubled history of the Phoenix Park's Magazine Fort
# OPW
# OPW

'Caught all the soldiers unaware in the tea room': the troubled history of the Phoenix Park's Magazine Fort

Sep 21st 2019, 8:00 PM 26,256 Views 19 Comments

We toured what was once a British ammunitions store, and which since the 1980s has fallen into disrepair.

# opw - Saturday 7 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 7th 2019, 6:30 AM 25,004 Views 55 Comments

The gates were taken down in August 2018 ahead of Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland.

# opw - Monday 2 September, 2019

More than thirty sites managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

More than thirty sites managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country

Sep 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 17,599 Views 6 Comments

Ten sites purchased as part of the doomed decentralisation plan of 2003 remain in state hands more than a decade later.

# opw - Friday 23 August, 2019

Nearly 100 State buildings managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Nearly 100 State buildings managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country

Aug 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 23,723 Views 14 Comments

Just over two-thirds of the buildings are former garda stations that were shut as part of a policing plan in 2012 and 2013.

# opw - Friday 26 July, 2019

Artwork containing sexual words and images in Dept of Health moved after complaint
# In Rude Health
# In Rude Health

Artwork containing sexual words and images in Dept of Health moved after complaint

Jul 26th 2019, 6:05 AM 38,298 Views 32 Comments

The OPW said the piece has been moved into an individual office now after “an objection” to the artwork.

# opw - Friday 31 May, 2019

OPW defends car-park proposals for Phoenix Park
# Dublin's Green Lung
# Dublin's Green Lung

OPW defends car-park proposals for Phoenix Park

May 31st 2019, 9:19 PM 38,829 Views 61 Comments

planned, designated parking areas could improve congestion when huge events like Bloom are held in the park, the summary said.

# opw - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

OPW raised concerns over impact planned apartments in Glasnevin will have on Botanic Gardens
# Dublin 9
# Dublin 9

OPW raised concerns over impact planned apartments in Glasnevin will have on Botanic Gardens

May 8th 2019, 6:30 AM 13,504 Views 9 Comments

The OPW brought up issues with the scale of the proposed development at the site of a former car dealership on Glasnevin Hill.

# opw - Monday 8 April, 2019

Ceann Comhairle likely unable to keep Rolex given to him by UAE official
# Too Expensive
# Too Expensive

Ceann Comhairle likely unable to keep Rolex given to him by UAE official

Apr 8th 2019, 6:30 AM 58,170 Views 71 Comments

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
# Deery Me
# Deery Me

OPW sold carcasses of Phoenix Park deer culled by state-hired marksman to game dealer

Feb 3rd 2019, 10:00 PM 47,266 Views 77 Comments

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
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

€1.6 million on stewards and €76k on catering: How much the Pope's visit cost the taxpayer

Nov 22nd 2018, 6:00 AM 14,127 Views 43 Comments

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
# Status Orange
# Status Orange

Schools to 'remain vigilant', parks and heritage sites to close as Ireland braces for arrival of Storm Callum

Oct 11th 2018, 6:01 PM 86,601 Views 23 Comments

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
# Banana Maths
# Banana Maths

'If you did this in the private sector you'd be gone' - Head of OPW grilled over State building being measured incorrectly

Updated Oct 11th 2018, 3:11 PM 47,355 Views 53 Comments

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
# Miesian Plaza
# Miesian Plaza

New Department of Health headquarters were empty for over a year - costing almost €16m

Sep 29th 2018, 7:33 PM 25,787 Views 61 Comments

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
# Sambo Heaven
# Sambo Heaven

Thousands of sandwiches thrown in skip after Papal Mass because charities refused them says OPW

Aug 29th 2018, 8:34 AM 67,477 Views 76 Comments

The OPW was responding to a caller on RTÉ’s Liveline who spotted catering staff throwing out unopened sandwiches behind the food stalls.

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