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Ireland round-up: Budget boost for housing in Ireland; Dublin housing scheme hangs in the balance

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 5 October-11 October, 2019

Budget boost for housing in Ireland

The Irish Government, whose budget is dominated by measures to counter a no-deal Brexit, has been criticised this week for not doing more to boost housing and combat climate change.

The Planner

RTPI launches mental health training resource

The RTPI has launched a free online training resource to give planners a better understanding of the link between good planning and mental health.

The Planner

Dublin housing scheme hangs in the balance

A decision on the regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens by Bartra Capital has been delayed by Dublin city councillors following warnings from housing and planning minister Eoghan Murphy that he would strip the project of funding if members blocked the deal.

Irish Times

Cork planning wrangle over short-term tourist lets

The Irish Hotels Federation is attempting to block a large student accommodation facility in Cork from being rented out on a short-term basis to tourists and has requested a ruling from An Bord Pleanála on whether this requires planning permission.

Irish Independent

Limerick cement burner row

The Environmental Protection Agency’s backing for a decision by An Bord Pleanála, as well as Limerick City and County Council, to allow Irish Cement to burn used tyres, animal waste, sludge, plastics and other waste at its plant in Castlemungret, Limerick, has sparked an outcry.

Irish Independent

Green light for Trump golf course expansion

Clare County Council has granted planning permission to Donald Trump’s Doonbeg golf resort to build a new ballroom/function room, leisure facilities and 53 more holiday homes at a cost of €38 million. This would effectively double the size of the west Clare facility.

Irish Times