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12/10/2018

Ireland round-up: Housing’s Budget boost; Green light for hundreds of new homes near Clondalkin

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 6 October-12 October, 2018

Ireland’s housing’s Budget boost

Housing was a significant beneficiary of Ireland’s 2019 Budget, which was announced this week by finance minister Paschal Donohoe.

The Planner

Green light for hundreds of new homes near Clondalkin

South Dublin County Council has backed proposals for nearly 1,000 new homes at Kilcarbery near Clondalkin on land the local authority owns.

Irish Times

Fast-track route for Blackrock flats

Developer Oval Target Ltd has announced proposals to use the fast-track planning regime to develop nearly 260 flats on a site in Blackrock, County Dublin, formerly owned by a religious order.

Irish Times

Central Bank sees off vacant site move for mint lands

The Central Bank has successfully appealed a move by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to include land around its mint in south county Dublin, on the local authority’s vacant site register as suitable for housing, citing security concerns.

Irish Independent

Dublin port move wrangle

Suggestions by Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland president David Browne that Dublin Port should move out of the city to free up housing land has triggered an angry riposte from the company’s chief executive.

Irish Times

West Dublin housing scheme okayed

Proposals to build homes for older people on two green spaces on a west Dublin estate have been approved, despite protests from locals.

Irish Independent

Capital’s first prefab flats

Plans for Dublin’s first prefabricated ‘portable’ apartment block on a site close to Christ Church Cathedral have been supported by city councillors, despite objections from surrounding residents.

Irish Times

Mica problem relief for Mayo and Donegal homes

The government has committed to assessing and repairing crumbling houses across County Donegal and County Mayo because the properties contain high levels of the mineral mica in their building blocks.

BBC News

Minister bullish about new maternity hospital

Health minister Simon Harris has denied the proposed development of a new National Maternity Hospital on the campus of St Vincent’s Hospital at Elm Park is heading for collapse.

Irish Times

Galway stadium redevelopment

Connacht Rugby has revealed plans to redevelop its Sportsground Stadium home in Galway.

Insider Media

Six towns picked for rural community planning initiative

The towns of Ballinrobe, County Mayo, Banagher, County Offaly, Boyle, County Roscommon, Callan, County Kilkenny, Cappoquin, County Waterford, and Castleblayney, County Monaghan, will receive up to €100,000 each in funding to draw up plans for their future under a rural initiative announced by rural and community development minister Michel Ring.

Irish Times

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