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Ireland round-up: Developers try again for 500-home scheme next to Dublin park; Poolbeg West homes move imminent

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 1 June-7 June, 2019

Developers try again for 500-home scheme next to Dublin park

Rejected fast-tracked plans to build more than 500 homes in Raheny in Dublin 5 have resurfaced and are currently the subject of consultation with An Bord Pleanála and the city council.

The Planner

Capital appeals update

Dublin restaurateur Robbie Fox has lodged an objection with An Bord Pleanála over developers’ plans to demolish his Belluci's restaurant in Ballsbridge and put a new restaurant in place in a large redevelopment of the site. Meanwhile, the Davy Group has appealed against proposals by Friends First Life Assurance for a new office development on Royal Hibernian Way in Dublin approved by the city council.

Irish Independent

Poolbeg West homes move imminent

The National Assent Management Agency has confirmed that it will shortly seek partners to build thousands of new homes at Poolbeg West in the capital, one of the Republic’s biggest development sites.

Irish Times

Brightening up Dublin’s O’Connell Street

The illumination of the Spire, the installation of public seating and the erection of sentry boxes at the GPO, have all been proposed by a new civic organisation seeking to revitalise O’Connell Street, the capital’s main thoroughfare.

Irish Times

Ronan developments cut down to size

Dublin City Council has shot down Johnny Ronan’s bid to increase the heights of two of his developments in Dublin’s Docklands: an office scheme and a complex providing an apart-hotel and flats.

Irish Independent

Google changes trouble locals

A residents’ group in Dublin is opposing plans by Google to add shop, restaurant and café units to the ground floors of the permitted towers at the internet giant's €300 million proposals for Boland’s Quay.

Irish Independent

Dublin refuses 153 homes

A scheme involving 153 new homes – a mix of town houses, flats and one house – proposed by Templelogue Synge Street GAA on its lands at Dolphin Park close to the Grand Canal have been refused by Dublin City Council

Irish Times

Fingal plans a walking and cycling route

Planning permission for a new six-kilometre walking and cycling route between Malahide and Donabate in north county Dublin has been lodged by Fingal County Council with An Bord Pleanála.

Irish Times