Concert promoter Peter Aiken at Dublin’s RDS last year
Robert MacNamara, in the Echo, reports:
Concert promoter Peter Aiken has said is he is unaware that developers plan to begin work on the Live at the Marquee site at the end of next summer, bringing the long-running concert series to an end.
Speaking to the Echo this morning, the man who has brought the likes of Brian Wilson, Elton John and Bob Dylan to the tent at the docklands since it’s first staging in 2005 said he has not been in contact with site owners Glenveagh Properties about plans for the site’s development.
…Up to 1,000 homes are expected to be built on the land.
Responding to news being reported in the local media this morning that 2020 will be the last year of the much-loved concert series, Mr Aiken said: “I haven’t heard that, I don’t know anything about it.”
Marquee promoter unaware of developer plans on concert site; annual series set to end in 2020 (EchoLive)
Former Player Wills tobacco factory on the South Circular Road, Dublin 8
A petition has been posted on Uplift, calling for affordable homes and “appropriate community facilities” to be built at the former Player Wills tobacco factory on the South Circular Road in Dublin 8.
The petition, posted by Rebecca Moynihan, says:
For over a decade now the Player Wills’ site on the South Circular Road has laid vacant. The site has been passed into the hands of NAMA with Grant Thornton appointed as receivers.
This site has the potential to have develop over 500 affordable homes with appropriate community facilities, in order to develop a sustainable community for decades to come.
The Minister for Housing should intervene to stop this land being transferred to a private equity firm and develop the site as cost rental and affordable housing to ensure that the housing needs of our citizens is met.
The petition can be read in full here
Related: Player Wills site’s original developer may take it back from Nama (The Irish Times, November 10, 2018)
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Richard Chambers, of Newstalk, tweetz:
The blockade remains in place at Glenamuck. Concrete block outside the site bearing message “Travellers are people too” painted over.
Previously: ‘Dialogue Is Ongoing’
A commercial site on Doctor’s Lane, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
6.770 meters x 4.575 meters in width.
Barry McKenna writes:
“The smallest site for sale in Ireland? To be fair it is a ‘superb and commercial opportunity’….”
Doctors Lane, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Maynooth, Co. Kildare (Property.ie)