30,000 Brave the Weather to Attend this Year’s Docklands Summer Festival

With support from Dublin City Council and Waterways Ireland the 2017 Docklands Summer Festival celebrated the 221st birthday of the Grand Canal Basin in style with an exciting outdoor, high energy, positive lifestyle event for all the family. Many young families and outdoors type millennials braved the unseasonably cool and often wet weather to attend […]

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William Ashford (1746-1824) the Opening of the Ringsend Docks

Campaign for Docklands Industrial Heritage #sign&save

At the eastern end of the Grand Canal Basin lie some unnoticed gems of Dublin Georgian and industrial past. Thanks to the work of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland and the Docklands Business Forum two large Graving Docks have been revealed. Another, the largest, still lies under rubble on the same site. Adjacent to […]

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Popular Docklands restaurant Osteria Lucio now amongst Ireland’s 100 Top Best Restaurants for 2017

Hard work and a flurry of accolades in recent months have established Italian restaurant Osteria Lucio as a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike – and the team are delighted with the success. Open just two years, Lucio’s (as it’s known) was a bit of a slow burner at first, but its profile has […]

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Open for Brexit

Let’s accentuate the positives of Brexit and create a value proposition for Ireland that maximize the benefits of being the only English speaking country in the EU. We are delighted to have two excellent speakers joining our panel next Tuesday morning to help us tease out the possibilities of Ireland remaining in a market of […]

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New Report on Docklands Residential Property Market

The Docklands residential property market is thriving according to a report just published by Docklands Business Forum members and estate agents, Owen Reilly. The Docklands Residential Report highlights an annual increase in the price per square metre of 11.7% and a, marginally higher, annual increase in the average monthly rent of 12.1%; comparing the asking price reported […]

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2016 Docklands Business Awards – A night that celebrated achievement and the beginning of the next phase

“Dublin Port have done a fantastic job in developing the cruise tourism business; as a next step, we have the opportunity to develop the eastern end of the river and the Grand Canal Basin as a maritime tourism quarter.” Celebration and optimism were evident at The Gibson Hotel in Point Village when ten companies were […]

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2016 #DBF Awards Short List Announced

The closing date for this year’s Docklands Business Awards was Monday, October 24th. 76 valid nominations were received in this, the sixth, competition and the members of the Steering Committee of Docklands Business Forum have short-listed 44 companies across the 11 award categories of the #DBFAwards. The Docklands Business Awards celebrate, reward and encourage the […]

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CEO, Alan Robinson at the Graving Docks.

Our vision for the Grand Canal Basin

On the 26th of August, a group assembled in the old DDDA building on Custom House Quay. Present were parties with an interest in the future of the Grand Canal Basin.  The Docklands Business Forum presented their vision for the Grand Canal Basin, one they have been promoting as the best option for the future […]

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#DocklandsSays Survey

Last week we took to the streets to collect responses for our #DocklandsSays survey. The survey examines the demographics of people living and working in the area. Through the survey we can see what docklands residents and employees want from the area, how they think businesses in the Docklands can support the local area and […]

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Establishment of Dublin Docklands Oversight and Consultative Forum

The Dublin Docklands Development Authority was dissolved on the 1st of March 2016 in accordance with the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (Dissolution) Act 2015. The Act provides for the establishment of a Docklands Oversight and Consultative Forum which will be independent in the performance of its functions.  The role of the Forum is to consider […]

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