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Nama chairman Frank Daly and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan at a formal review of the Nama’s operations this morning

RTÉ reports:

The report finds NAMA is ahead of schedule and anticipates being in a position to dispose of its assets more quickly than originally envisaged.

The agency is expected to have paid back more than 80% of its senior debt of €30.2bn by 2016, two years ahead of target.

NAMA should be able to repay its debt – Department of Finance (RTÉ)

Read the full 52-page review here

Via Merrion Street


350 players. 12 countries. Four continents. 20 mixed gender teams. All playing frisbee in Cabra. The Bogies [Pope John Paul Park, Cabra, Dublin 7] will host the inaugural Golden Keg Ultimate Frisbee tournament this weekend.

Mark Earley writes:

“This sport is non-cantact, 7-a-side and is played on pitches roughly the same size as a rugby pitch. It’s very spectator friendly due to the fast-moving nature of the sport and the athleticism on display…”

Karl was wondering was the frisbee getting bigger, then it hit him. Suit yourselves.

Golden Keg Dublin Video: Conor Hogan



160,000 ticket holders.

*folds boot-cut Wrangler’s away*


From Dublin City Council:


1. The scale, magnitude and number of the concerts with an expected attendance of in excess of 80,000 people per night over five consecutive nights, three of them being week nights is unprecedented for Croke Park Stadium.

2. Three consecutive concerts have already taken place in Croke Park from the 23rd to 25th of May 2014. Given that Croke Park is situated in a heavily populated residential area, five shows in a row following on from the three concerts already held there this year is considered an over intensification of use of the stadium for the holding of special events/concerts. It would be in effect permitting an increase of 100% in terms of the maximum number of concerts that had previously been held in Croke Park in any given year since the redevelopment of the stadium.

3. The cumulative effect on residents and on some businesses in the Croke Park and surrounding neighbourhoods, of licencing five shows in a row, three of them on weekdays, would lead to an unacceptable level of disruption to their lives/livelihoods over an unprecedented and prolonged period caused by, concert related noise, access restrictions, traffic disruption, illegal parking and potential antisocial behaviour. The City Council would also be concerned with the precedent that would be created if five consecutive concerts in a row of this scale were licenced.

Garth Brooks Events (DCC)


The ambitious Northside Southside cycle link-up.

Bridging Sutton to Sandycove at last.

It could Change EVERYTHING.

Clara Clarke, a member of the campaign team said: “The S2S would be the longest continuous cycle route in Europe, at 22km. The plan is for the whole 22km of it to be off-road – that’s critical, otherwise parents won’t let their kids use it as the Merrion Road is too dangerous.
“The next step is that we need Dublin City Council, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Fingal County Council to … link up all the routes. The most contentious part of the route is from Merrion Gates to Sandycove, and even [to] Seapoint, as that is the least developed area at the moment.”


Dublin Gazzette: Supporters Ride In Behind 22km Cycleway (Bairbre Ni Bhraonain, Dublin Gazette Newspapers)

S2S (Facebook)


The Irish Times reports that Development Securities plc, the British listed fund backing Johnny Ronan, plans to invest up £20 million (about €25 million) in equity into Irish property deals, according to an investor presentation.

Dev Sec confirmed it was part of a consortium – including developers Paddy McKillen and Johnny Ronan, as well as Colony Capital, a €20 billion American investment fund – that has bought a development site on Burlington Road, in Dublin 4, for €40.5 million.

Dev Sec added:

“Ireland presents considerable investment and development opportunities for us – a market in which we see strengthening demand and opportunities to apply our strategy of creating value through regeneration…”

Shovel, ready!

Previously: The Woodwork

Irish Times: Fund backing McKillen and Ronan plans to invest €25m