20 Years in Limbo: Dublin's Iveagh Markets

How a €100 million regeneration project stalled

9th July, 2017
Publican Martin Keane pictured in the Iveagh Markets on Francis Street in Dublin 8 Picture: Marc O’Sullivan

‘Where there’s shite, there’s money,” says Martin Keane, laying out architects’ plans on an ancient desk covered in pigeon droppings. On the table, he skims through page after page of lush, computer-generated imagery. In the CGI of the Iveagh Markets on the pages, colourful shoppers skip between stalls, hold conversations and spend money – all against a backdrop of tastefully-regenerated buildings. Behind him, in the real Iveagh Markets, a family of foxes scurry away from...

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