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Ireland round-up: Landmark College Green plaza for Dublin refused on transport impact; New state development agency speaks out on housing plans

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 13 October-19 October, 2018

Landmark College Green plaza for Dublin refused on transport impact

Dublin City Council’s ambitious but controversial plan for a €10 million pedestrianised plaza at the capital’s College Green has been rejected by An Bord Pleanála.

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The Planner

RTPI members elected to the Academy of Social Sciences

The Academy of Social Sciences announces that four members of the RTPI have been elected as fellows.


New state development agency speaks out on housing plans

An Oireachtas committee this week heard how the new Land Development Agency and local authorities in Cork and Dublin would develop public land for housing.

Irish Times

Cross-border greenway route proposals for Lifford

Proposals for a new cross-border Greenway scheme providing a shared cycling and walking route linking Lifford in County Donegal with Strabane in County Tyrone go on display next week.

Donegal County Council

Dublin development limited by safeguarding move?

Proposals by developer Paddy McKillen Jr to refashion and add an extra floor to the headquarters of New Ireland Assurance on Dublin’s Dawson Street could be greatly limited following a proposal by Dublin City Council to add the property to its Record of Protected Structures.

Irish Independent

Clontarf flood prevention project

Flood defence barriers are to be built along three kilometres of the Clontarf coast in Dublin, more than seven years since the last flood protection measures were rejected by residents.

Irish Times

Phoenix Park plaudit

The Phoenix Park in Dublin has won a prestigious international award.

Irish Times

First steps taken for power line to France

Transmission company Eirgrid has begun a two-year pre-application consultation with An Bord Pleanála for its planned €1 billion sub-sea electricity interconnector between Ireland and France, which will have a landfall in east Cork.

Irish Independent

Review ordered of the Eastern and Midlands Water Supply Project

Local government minister Eoghan Murphy has asked the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities to carry out a review of Irish Water’s ambitious €1.3 billion water supply project, which will involve water being extracted at the Parteen basin on the River Shannon in Tipperary, before being pumped to south Dublin for distribution across the capital.

Irish Government