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Last waterfront site in Dublin's docklands for sale: 5 things to know in property this week

And plans for a U2 visitor centre have already met roadblocks.

EACH WEEK, WE do our best to give you a lowdown on the latest nuggets of news, that might help you make informed decisions on your house-hunting journey.

From two Docklands developments raising concerns to a garda station revamp, here’s our edit of what’s going on in the property world, right now.

1. Last Docklands waterfront site on sale for €120m

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The only remaining development site on the water at Dublin’s north docklands is on sale for €120 million.

And, while planning for two residential buildings has been granted, local politician, Gary Gannon says that the area hasn’t seen the benefits of the massive building and economic developments.

2. Vacant Limerick garda station purchased by council

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Mary Street Garda Station in Limerick city, which has been vacant for five years, has been acquired by the the city and county council, The Limerick Leader reports.

The now derelict building was once home to the crimes unit, as well as the community Gardaí who served the area.

3. Laois has big plans for brown bin waste

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Bord na Móna plans to develop a project that will use food waste and animal waste to create renewable gas.

The company announced the plan in its annual report this week. The project will be developed in Portlaoise and could treat up to 80,000 tonnes of biodegradable, organic materials every year.

4. U2 visitor centre not a hit with local residents

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Plans for a visitor centre celebrating U2 in Dublin’s Docklands have been branded ‘oppressive, intimidating and unattractive’. Concerns were raised that the proposed centre could have “a devastating impact” on the Docklands area and its residents.

A group of 63 residents from Hanover Quay have come together to speak up against the plan.

5. John Teeling won’t axe his whiskey warehouse plan yet

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John Teeling is hoping to get approval for his whiskey warehouse project  in Louth after plans for the development met some roadblocks.

Louth County Council rejected his proposal last month, however Teeling’s Great Northern Distillery has appealed the decision to An Bord Pleanála. “We still hope this can go ahead,” Teeling told Fora.ie.

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