Dublin Docklands Development Authority
The Dublin Docklands Development Authority was created by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority Act 1997 to lead a major project of physical, social and economic regeneration in the East side of Dublin along both banks of the River Liffey
River Liffey
The Liffey is a river in Ireland, which flows through the centre of Dublin. Its major tributaries include the River Dodder, the River Poddle and the River Camac. The river supplies much of Dublin's water, and a range of recreational opportunities.-Name:The river was previously named An Ruirthech,...


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'.

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
Spencer Dock
Spencer Dock is a location within North Wall, Dublin, Ireland. The dockland area was originally part of the end of the Royal Canal, which still reaches the River Liffey here...

 development, the Point Village
Point Village
The Point Village is a new 'city quarter' in the North Wall area of Dublin, Ireland. The €800 million development is currently under construction and was planned to feature a shopping centre, a cinema complex, a museum, offices and a hotel plus a five-storey underground car park.-Projects:The O2...

 and the proposed U2 Tower
U2 Tower
The U2 Tower was a proposed landmark skyscraper to be constructed in Dublin. The site was in the South Docklands campshires, at the corner of Sir John Rogerson's Quay and Britain Quay, by the confluence of the River Liffey, the River Dodder, and the Grand Canal. The design announced on 12 October...


Glass Bottle Plant losses

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