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Ireland round-up: Major life sciences manufacturing facility confirmed for Mid-West Ireland site; Progress on ghost estate completions

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 3 March-9 March, 2018

Major life sciences manufacturing facility confirmed for Mid-West Ireland site 

A California-headquartered life sciences company has confirmed that it has selected the Mid-West of Ireland as the location for a new plant to make components for its heart valve therapies.

The Planner

International Women’s Day 2018

Each year The Planner marks International Women’s Day with an update to our (increasingly popular) Women of Influence list and a variety of articles that discuss gender in planning and highlight the achievements of women in planning. 2018 is no different.

The Planner

Progress on ghost estate completions

More than 90 per cent of unfinished ‘ghost estates’, on which work came to a stop when the economy collapsed in 2010, have now been completed, according to the latest government report updating the position.

Irish Government

Row over NPF government PR intensifies

The war of words over the administration’s Strategic Communications Unit and the publication of advertorial-style advertisements in newspapers publicising the National Planning Framework and the national development plan has intensified this week, despite the Taoiseach announcing a review of the unit, which is under fire for promoting Fine Gael politicians.

Irish Independent

Dún Laoghaire Harbour liabilities plea

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is pressing for government help over the liabilities involved as the council bids to take control of Dún Laoghaire Harbour from its current owners.

Irish Times

Dublin flats makeover programme

More than 6,000 units of Dublin city’s oldest and most dilapidated flat complexes are to be redeveloped under a 15-year plan to raise social housing standards across the capital.

Irish Times

Boost for student projects in Dublin and Cork

Cork and Dublin are to benefit from a €200 million deal to increase student resident accommodation in both cities, involving a joint venture between Harrison Street Real Estate Capital and the Global Student Accommodation Group, which will see a total of 1,325 student beds added to their portfolios

Irish Independent

Dublin docklands development partnership

Developer Richard Barrett’s Bartra Capital Property Group is to partner with CIE on the development of a new high-rise office scheme at Grand Canal Quay in Dublin’s docklands.

Irish Independent

Amazon data centre approved for south Dublin site

South Dublin County Council has given Amazon the go-ahead for its latest data centre in the capital, an 8,175-square metre facility in Tallaght.

Irish Independent