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Ireland round-up: Co-living schemes in Ireland rejected; Dublin docklands office block okayed

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 22 June-28 June, 2019

Co-living schemes in Ireland rejected

An Bord Pleanála has rejected one of the first in a line-up of proposed co-living developments, part of a fast-tracked scheme for 222 co-living units and 150 flats proposed by Bartra Capital Property for the Cookstown industrial estate in Tallaght.

The Planner

Dublin docklands office block okayed

Richard Barrett's Bartra company has secured the green light from the city council for a 10-storey office block at the Boston Sidings site in Dublin’s Silicon Docks.

Irish Independent

Single housing watchdog urged

A new single regulator should be established to oversee the entirety of the housing sector, recommends a new report from the government's housing agency.

Irish Independent

Unfit homes backlog highlighted

About 600,000 Irish people live in damp or rotting homes while almost two million houses will need to be refitted in the short to medium term, according to a report from Engineers Ireland.

Irish Times

Taller capital docklands tower

Dublin City Council has approved proposals from a company associated with billionaire businessman Denis O'Brien for additional floors at an office block in the city’s docklands.

Irish Independent

Doubts over Munster campus merger

Plans to create a new technological university for the Munster area have suffered a major setback following concerns about the financial viability of the planned merger of Cork Institute of Technology and IT Tralee into a new Munster technological university.

Irish Times

Capital action plan pilloried

Significant elements of an action plan for Dublin, drawn up by the new majority grouping on Dublin City Council, and which covers housing, transport and climate change, have been branded unwise, uncosted and beyond the competence of councillors by chief executive Owen Keegan.

Irish Times

Welcome for east Cork greenway funding

Government funding of €8 million towards the €15 million cost of a greenway in east Cork, intended to be built along a disused railway line between Midleton and Youghal, has been welcomed by local politicians.

Irish Times

Dublin hotel height row

A hotel firm is appealing against the city council’s refusal for its plans for an additional storey on its proposed luxury hotel near Dame Street in central Dublin.

Irish Independent

Cork cycle map published

The council has published the first map of Cork’s best cycling routes, highlighting both the city centre and surrounding suburbs.

Cork City Council