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Ireland round-up: Go-ahead for mixed-use scheme in Dublin's docklands; 500 modular housing units for homeless families

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 17-23 October, 2015

Go-ahead for major mixed-use scheme in Dublin’s docklands

US investment firm Kennedy Wilson has been given the green light for a huge apartment and office development in Dublin’s docklands area.

The Planner 

Government announces delivery of 500 modular housing units for homeless families

Environment minister Alan Kelly has announced government approval for the delivery of 500 units of modular housing for homeless families across Dublin.

Environment, Community and Local Government 

Government to call in expert as ministers row over turbines

The government is considering the appointment of an independent expert to settle the deadlock over the State's planning guidelines on the location of high-powered wind turbines.


Green roofs to take root on capital's skyline

Green roofs will be mandatory on new flats, commercial, leisure and educational buildings in one of the country's most affluent areas administered by the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.


Proposed Traveller housing site faces 93 objections, including the effect on views and property prices

The selection of a site in one of Dublin's most affluent suburbs for housing and caravan bays for travelers is becoming increasingly contentious.


More than 11,000 users signed up for bike schemes outside the capital

Just over 11,000 commuters have signed up to public bike schemes in Cork, Limerick and Galway according to the latest figures from the National Transport Authority.