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Ireland round-up: Jobs unveiled for Ireland’s Midlands, landowners key to saving Dublin-Galway cycleway

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 27 June-3 July, 2015

Jobs plan unveiled for Ireland’s Midlands

An Irish government plan to provide 14,000 jobs for the Midlands region aims to attract at least 25 additional multinational investment projects to the area by 2019.

The Planner

1,000 landowners hold key to saving Dublin-Galway cycleway

The Irish Government has ordered local authorities to carry out an intensive consultation process with as many as 1,000 landowners in the hope of saving a cross-country cycleway.


Millions of square feet of office space in the pipeline

More than 10 million square feet of new office development as well as refurbishment projects are possible in Dublin’s Central Business District during the seven years until the end of 2021, according to a new assessment.


Castlepark applies to redevelop Dublin office block

An Irish construction company has applied for planning permission to redevelop an office block providing 41,675 sq ft of Grade A floor space in the centre of Dublin.


Sites announced for redevelopment of Coombe and Rotunda Hospitals

The Department of Health has announced the locations for the redevelopment of the Rotunda and the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospitals in the capital.

Irish Government News Service

Draft Irish language scheme consultation begins (pdf)

An Bord Pleanala has started consulting on a draft Irish language scheme.

An Bord Pleanála

Planning permission granted for €150m development of Bolands Mills

Dublin City Council has approved a major a €150m mixed-use  development of the Bolands Mills site in Grand Canal Dock which will provide some 36,759 square metres of office, residential and retail space including cafes, restaurants and "cultural space".


Minister Kelly Proposes Significant Amendments to Climate Bill

Environment minister Alan Kenny has announced a series of  of key amendments to strengthen the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill including a reference to climate justice.

Irish Government News Service