Who we are

Land Development Agency

The LDA are a commercial, State-sponsored body that has been created to coordinate land within State control for more optimal uses where appropriate, with a focus on the provision of housing.

The LDA will improve the way the housing market functions by:

  • Working with State bodies and Local Authorities to make more effective use of State lands, providing a stable, sustainable supply of land for housing.
  • Improving the planning system to facilitate State lands being used for housing.
  • Acquiring and developing land in a selective, targeted way that boosts housing supply.
  • Delivering rental market initiatives that provide affordable mass-market tenure.
  • Investing in research and innovation to identify new and better ways to deliver new homes.

Providing high-level expertise underpinned by robust governance.

Dublin City Council

Dublin is an international capital city and is the economic engine of the region and the State.

Dublin City Council seeks to enhance the city’s attractiveness as a place in which to invest, to work, to live and to visit. It takes a leading role in shaping the strategic vision for the city.

It provides a broad range of services and infrastructure to both citizens and visitors to Dublin to sustain the life of the city. These services include the provision of housing, planning, development, environmental, roads and traffic, fire and emergency, leisure and community services. Many of these services, including water, drainage, fire and emergency services are provided on a regional basis for the Greater Dublin area.

Digital Hub

The Digital Hub is a cluster of technology and digital media companies and creatives in Ireland.

The Digital Hub is managed by the Digital Hub Development Agency, a state agency set up by the Irish government in 2003. The Digital Hub Development Agency runs The Digital Hub and implements its enterprise and campus development strategy.


The Office of Public Works (OPW) is an Irish government office whose primary function is to support the implementation of government policy.

The OPW advises the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and the Minister of State at that department, principally in the disciplines of property (including heritage properties) and flood risk management.

Neighbouring developments

Project Update (May 2023)

The final masterplan, known as Pear Tree Crossing,  for the lands at Digital Hub in The Liberties, is now published. Please clink on the link below to access the Masterplan and to view all associated supporting documentation (or relevant part of the website)


 The Masterplan, in line with Dublin City Development Plan objectives,  aims to guide and support the redevelopment of the area and catalyse the transformation of the mostly vacant heritage district into a vibrant new sustainable community.

 Next steps will involve progressing to appoint a design team to prepare the more detailed designs to inform planning applications to realise the vision set out by the masterplan in a phased way. Further engagement and consultation will be undertaken with the local community and key stakeholders as we progress the detailed designs to planning. 


The LDA wishes to thank all those who have participated in the consultation process to date and looks forward to further engagement with all stakeholders as the masterplan moves forward to its implementation phase. 

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