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Ireland round-up: Jobs plan unveiled for Galway, Mayo and Roscommon; New tenant purchase plan for existing local authority houses

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 14-20 November, 2015

Major jobs plan for Galway, Mayo and Roscommon unveiled

A jobs plan for the west of the country, which aims to deliver 25,000 extra jobs for Galway, Mayo and Roscommon, has been published by the government.

The Planner

New tenant purchase for existing local authority houses

Environment minister Alan Kelly has insisted that the government’s latest tenant purchase scheme, due to start at the beginning of 2016, would provide local authorities with finance for new social housing schemes.

Environment, Community and Local Government

Plans for infrastructure projects worth €1bn outlined

The National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) has set out plans for Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects including a €300 million programme to deliver 1,500 social housing units.

Irish Times

Work stalled on Clontarf wall ‘until further notice’

Work on the controversial sea wall in Clontarf has been stopped indefinitely by Dublin City Council following a public backlash and allegations that the council has breached planning conditions.


Costs to oppose a McDonald’s could be as high as €400,000

The legal cost of fighting a McDonald's planning permission to locate at Blacklion could end up being as high as €400,000, a local campaigner has revealed.


President asks for action on Traveller housing

President Michael D Higgins has appealed to local authorities to fulfil their obligations on providing Traveller accommodation.

Irish Times