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Ireland round-up: Calls for more effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions, €3m urban beach to go ahead

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 16 May-22 May, 2015

Agency calls for more effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Ireland will miss international targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 unless “significant efforts” are made in the coming years, warns the country’s Environmental Protection Agency.

The Planner

Planning research conference requires abstract submissions

The deadline submission date for abstracts for the 2015 UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference is fast approaching.

The Planner

€3 million urban beach development gets the go ahead

Ireland’s first urban beach has been given the green light by An Board Pleanala.


New vision for waste region launches in Dublin

A new waste plan, which will regulate how more than half of the people living in Ireland manage their waste, has been launched. The Eastern-Midlands Region Waste Management Plan 2015-2021 provides a framework for the prevention and management of waste in a sustainable manner in 12 local authority areas including all those in the Greater Dublin area.

Dublin City Council

EU warns Ireland on threat to bogs and beach quality

Ireland's bogs are still deteriorating owing to continued peat harvesting, warns the European Commission in a report that also highlights that one in 20 bathing waters are of poor quality because of failures to meet water quality standards.


New SCSI president to focus on house crisis

The new president of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland has warned that the housing shortage in Ireland's cities has now passed crisis point.