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Ireland round-up: Cork merger plan faces legal challenge; 17-storey office block plan for Point Village

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 12 September-18 September, 2015

Cork merger plan faces legal challenge

Proposals to create a ‘super council’ by merging Cork City Council with its neighbouring county council could face a legal challenge.

The Planner

Huge 17-storey office block planned for Point Village

The tallest office block in the Republic of Ireland will be built beside Dublin Port if Dublin City Council approves a planning application just submitted.

Irish Independent

Bord Pleanala signs off on Regency plan for south Dublin homes

Dublin-based property firm Regency has secured planning permission for a large development of 314 new homes plus a crèche in south Dublin.

Irish Independent

Dublin local authorities open modular housing demonstration project

The prefab homes that Dublin's four local authorities are banking on to solve their homeless crisis have gone on show.

Dublin City Council

€70m concert venue is ‘on track’

The government has insisted that a €70 million concert venue, which would give Cork a rival to Dublin's 3Arena and Belfast’s Odyssey, will begin construction at an old brewery site in the city's medieval quarter next month.

Irish Independent

Dublin City Council start development contribution scheme

Dublin City Council has started formal consultation on a new development contribution scheme for 2016 to 2020 (pdf).

Dublin City Council