Thursday June 4, 2020

The week in business

A look behind the stories with Róisín Burke

22nd January, 2017
The old site of the Carlton on O'Connell Street; inset: developer Joe O'Reilly

It was supposed to be a mega- development for central Dublin, a €1 billion plan to transform the city’s main thoroughfare of O’Connell Street with a panoramic ‘park in the sky’ and shops, restaurants and homes. That was in 2008, and well, you know the rest: crash bang wallop went the market, and Joe O’Reilly’s dream turned into a Nama nightmare.

But can the plan be...

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