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Ireland round-up: Housing supply programme, Dublin bike journeys

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 12-18 September 2014

NAMA spells out housing supply programme for Ireland
Ireland's state-owned National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) has confirmed it is in a position to fund the delivery of 4,500 new homes up to the end of 2016.
2.5 million journeys made on city bikes
Over 2.5 million journeys were made using the popular Dublin Bikes scheme last year - the highest ever in a 12-month period. Similar schemes are soon set to start in Cork, Galway and Limerick.
Dublin aims to be "age-friendly" capital
An initiative designed to create a capital city whose physical development and transport systems are deliberately designed to meet the needs of older people has been launched by an inter-agency group led by Dublin City Council
Plans for power line to UK close to controversial pylon route
A private wind energy company has submitted plans for a major new power interconnector close to a key site on EirGrid's controversial Grid Link route.