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Ireland round-up: Fillip for Ireland’s greenway infrastructure; Go-head for major Galway housing scheme

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 5 January-11 January, 2019

Fillip for Ireland’s greenway infrastructure

Nearly 80 walking and cycling greenways and trails across rural Ireland are to be developed and upgraded, thanks to €11 million funding.

The Planner

Tallaght development application

The Marlet property group has applied for permission under the fast-track planning process for a development of 438 flats and 403 student accommodation bed spaces at the junction of Belgard Square North and Belgard Road, Tallaght, County Dublin.

Irish Times

Go-head for major Galway housing scheme

An Bord Pleanála has approved a strategic housing development application for a student accommodation scheme providing 394 bed spaces at Westwood Hotel, Dangan, Upper Newcastle, Galway.

An Bord Pleanála

Government minister opposes north Dublin house

Junior health minister Finian McGrath is opposing a large housing development proposed by developer Cairn Homes of more than 370 flats in his north Dublin constituency on Griffith Avenue, Marino.

Irish Times

Public transport trips on the up

The number of journeys on Irish public transport services increased by 19 million in 2018, a rise of 7.5 per cent on the previous year, show figures from the National Transport Authority.

Irish Times

Preservation plan for iconic Dublin HQ building

Developer Paddy McKillen Jr has applied to Dublin City Council to preserve, refurbish and extend the iconic former headquarters of New Ireland Assurance on Dawson Street in the city centre.

Irish Independent

Victorian Dublin boozer plan

One of Dublin’s last-surviving Victorian pubs, Bowe’s on Fleet Street, could more than double in size if a recently lodged planning application is approved.

Irish Times

U2 visitor centre rethink

U2 have reduced the height of their planned visitor centre in Dublin's Docklands in response to “serious concerns” expressed by Dublin City Council.

Irish Independent

Rathmines homes decision appealed

Bartra Capital has appealed to An Bord Pleanála over Dublin City Council’s decision to reject its plans for 105 new units of shared-living accommodation at Rathmines in south Dublin city.

Irish Independent

Dublin white-water rafting scheme mooted for dock

A €12 million white-water rafting amenity, a water polo and kayaking pool, and a ‘swift water’ rescue training facility could be provided at George’s Dock, Dublin, under proposals from the city council.

Irish Times

Southside Dublin flats proposal

Builder Durkan (Davitt Road) Ltd has applied to An Bord Pleanála for fast-track planning permission to develop 265 flats on the site of the old Dulux Paints factory in Drimnagh, on Dublin’s southside.

Irish Times