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Ireland round-up: Dublin fails to meet housing demand, transport minister blocks proposal for Cork-Limerick road

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 8 May-15 May, 2015

New homes proposed for greater Dublin fail to meet demand

Developers sought planning permission for more than 2,300 new homes in the capital and surrounding area during the first three months of the year.

The Planner

Professional bodies lay out 16 steps for tackling underperforming towns and cities

Four economic and regeneration professional bodies, including the RTPI, have collaborated on a report that focuses on economic potential.

The Planner

Fury as minister blocks proposal for Cork-Limerick road

Transport minister Pascal Donohoe has sparked a furious row after again postponing work on the proposed €1 billion Cork-Limerick motorway.


Fianna Fáil TD criticises plans more roadside mobile phone masts

Plans to build more masts beside motorways to tackle mobile phone coverage ‘black spots’ has been criticised by Fianna Fáil's communications spokesperson.


Public Consultation Draft Galway City Heritage Plan 2015-2020

Galway City Council, in conjunction with the City Heritage Forum, has begun consultation on a draft Galway City Heritage Plan.

Galway City Council

Kelly announces €14 million allocations under 2015 Rural Water Programme

Environment minister Alan Kelly has announced his department’s 2015 block grant allocations to local authorities for group water and group sewerage scheme in certain counties, including Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

Environment, Community and Local Government

NRA chief warns over ‘on-off’ spending on infrastructure

Failure to provide a steady funding stream to invest in critical infrastructure could hamper economic growth over the long term, warns the outgoing chief executive of the National Roads Authority (NRA).