Crane spotting


Forgive me if I’m wrong, but I can’t see a thread on the Irish Times’ “crane watch” which was commenced last year. … -1.2956795

An interesting one to keep an eye on, they post a monthly count.


For the sake of context and comparison, anyone know if there are any documented numbers of cranes prior to previous crash available?

I have searched google archived news, but couldn’t find any references.


The number of cranes is only going to rise over the next 2 years particularly in the north docklands.


loadsa-cranes on the south docklands at the moment


There was a thread ( I can’t find) on the number of idle cranes around the city duringthe bust.


A metaphor for the Irish Times. If it isn’t visible from within their South Dublin hinterland…


Yes typical example of Irish Times and R.T.E. South County Dublin short sightedness.


There was a Jones Lang LaSalle “Crane Watch” report - can you imagine!
Crane drain
News from the sites


The Central Bank used to do an informal count once a quarter from the top floor on Dame St from where you can pretty much see everything.

I am not sure how conducive the new quayside offices are to this though.


Dublin crane count rises to 78 in May … -1.3485923


Just curious, has your life improved since returning to Poland ?
Is there anything that’s not as good there compared to Ireland ?


Dublin crane count reaches record high of 93 in September 2018. … -1.3616834


Dublin crane count in November reaches record high of 102. … -1.3686988


I recently spoke to a Pole and a Hungarian who told me that they are each separately planning to return home after a decade or more in Ireland (Dublin).
Both have youngish kids, and their main complaint was lack of quality of life here, due to the cost of accommodation.


06/12/18: Dublin crane count reaches record 104 … -1.3718412

This could be the high water mark for cranes.


How many are residential builds ?



The article says North of the Liffey decline of six cranes. (With preparatory work on some very large developments there just beginning)

Ned’s pub in Dublin city may be turned into budget hotel … -1.3049343


I heard someone say there’s one crane in Waterford. I can’t confirm or deny it myself.


Ned’s is gone :frowning:. It was a good place for sneaky pints, no one knew of it and those that did never went in. The stairs to the jacks were lethal I don’t know how the place was insured with them.


Some nice pictures of cranes on the Waterford Wildlife twitter feed.