Bonkers bureaucracy

Bonkers bureaucracy: landmark’s tragic decline, light on the Spire, council’s staff shortage

The Business Post takes aim at the macro and micro inefficiencies and inconsistencies in administration that are holding Ireland back

Martin Keane: in 1997, he agreed a 500-year lease with Dublin City Council to develop the historic Iveagh Markets building in Dublin 8 into a commercial operation. Twenty six years later, it is a decrepit shell

Iveagh Markets’ long fall into decay

It’s one of Dublin’s most iconic landmarks – an emblem of the capital’s history and a venue with more than a century of tradition behind it.

But the Iveagh Markets building in Dublin 8 has now been closed for more than 25 years, and its dilapidation is a painful tribute to bureaucratic neglect and squashed ambition.

The market was originally owned by the Guinness family and was gifted to ...