Friday January 24, 2020

Dublin City Council moves to repossess Iveagh Markets

Council tells developer Martin Keane that is is terminating all communication with him over historic Liberties site

6th January, 2020
Martin Keane in Iveagh Markets: the developer submitted a new planning application before Christmas but the council said that this was done without its consent. Picture: Marc O’Sullivan

Dublin City Council will seek to repossess Iveagh Markets after efforts to resolve a bitter dispute over its future collapsed.

The council has written to Martin Keane, the developer, to say that it was terminating all communication with him and was taking “the necessary steps” to repossess the historic building.

“The council will defend this action in the courts if necessary,” Richard Shakespeare, the council’s assistant chief executive, said in an update to...

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