“Ireland’s first drive-in-bank opened in 1961 at (now) AIB Upper Baggot Street D4. Officially opened by [then junior minister] Charles Haughey who then drove up to the cashier’s window and made the first lodgement, a gold sovereign.’
Donnybrook Road and Eglinton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
An abandoned house in Donnybrook, among a row of properties where a development company has been granted permission to build a seven-story apartment block containing 94 homes despite dozens of objections from local residents…
Sharon Delaney and John Boland from Paul McCann’s office arrived [at the hotel] at 11am this morning asking the occupants Ann Keane and Patrick Halpin if they intend to hand over the property, before leaving shortly after.
Resident Patrick explained this morning: “We are not in a position, we have no where to go, we have given our last shilling every month to make this morgage, this is a little B&B business, we have a family, we have to keep going and we have done nothing wrong and we are prepared to go to the courts and expalin we have done nothing wrong.”
US investment bank Goldman Sachs are looking to take possession of the hotel on the back of almost €26million in boom-era borrowings.
At a meeting of the Oireachtas Joint Transport and Communications committee this morning, Deputy Patrick O’Donovan (Fine Gael) asked representatives of An Post and Capita why Dublin postal codes are being retained with the introduction of Eircode.