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Ireland round-up: Incinerator cleared, wind power debate

Words: Roger Milne
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A summary of planning news in Ireland: week commencing 11 August

Research highlights unmet housing demand in greater Dublin

Ireland will need a total of 180,000 new dwellings over the period up to 2021 to meet projected population changes, according to the latest assessment by Ireland’s Economics and Research Institute (ESRI).

The Planner news

Incinerator hurdle removed as EU clears council of breaking rules

Dublin’s controversial Poolbeg incinerator project has taken a further step towards getting the go-ahead after Dublin City Council was cleared of suspected breaches of procurement rules after an EU investigation.

The Independent

Minister White welcomes enthusiastic response to publc consultation on energy policy green paper

The Irish Republic’s minister for energy, Alex White has revealed that the government’s Energy Policy White Paper has “stirred an enthusiastic debate” on the direction the country should take and the role of wind power.

More than 1,200 submissions are now being considered with further stakeholder engagement promised for the autumn.

Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

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