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Ireland round-up: Dublin deploys emergency measures for first modular new-build project; Skills shortage fears for major projects

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 2 March-8 March, 2019

Dublin deploys emergency measures for first modular new-build project

Dublin City Council has confirmed to The Planner that it is using emergency powers contained in Irish planning legislation to deliver the capital’s first development of prefabricated modular housing.

The Planner

Capital log cabins blocked

Dublin City Council has shot down plans to allow ‘log cabins’ in family gardens, proposed as a measure to alleviate the capital’s housing crisis.

Irish Independent

Skills shortage fears for major projects

A sharp fall in numbers of civil and building engineering graduates over the past five years could undermine the delivery of key government projects proposed in the National Development Plan 2018-2027 and Project Ireland 2040, according to the annual Engineers Ireland report.

Irish Independent

More woes for Dublin bus route changes

The €2 billion project to revamp bus services across the capital is facing a raft of objections, with opposition spreading over newly announced route changes.

Irish Times

Green light for Dublin hotel

Well-known Galway-based businessman John Sweeney has secured planning permission for a €32 million 172-bedroom hotel on Dublin’s Amiens Street, close to Connolly Station.

Irish Independent