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Dublin Docklands Development Authority

The Dublin Docklands Development Authority () was created by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority Act 1997[1] to lead a major project of physical, social and economic regeneration in the East side of Dublin along both banks of the River Liffey.

Their stated mission is to 'develop the Dublin Docklands into a world-class city quarter paragon of sustainable inner city regeneration - one in which the whole community enjoys the highest standards of access to education, employment, housing and social amenity and which delivers a major contribution to the social and economic prosperity of Dublin and the whole of Ireland'. [2]

The Authority will work until 2012 on the development of the area and in that time will manage the investment of 7bn from both public and private sources.

The broad remit of The Authority includes social regeneration which in practical terms has resulted in the building of over 11,000 new homes. The also manage several events each year including the Docklands Fun Run which starts from Grand Canal Dock.

Among the more famous projects it is responsible for overseeing are the Spencer Dock development, the Point Village and the proposed U2 Tower.

Glass Bottle Plant losses

It purchased the Glass bottle plant for 413million, a site that is valued (in late 2009) as less than 60million.[3][4]

References

  1. Irish Statute Book, Acts of the Oireachtas, Dublin Docklands Development Authority Act, 1997
  2. Docklands Authority
  3. http://archives.tcm.ie/businesspost/2009/10/18/story45022.asp
  4. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2009/1127/1224259546360.html

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