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Ireland round-up: Major Waterford redevelopment contract signed; Trump Doonbeg golf resort development proposed

Words: Roger Milne

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

Major Waterford redevelopment contract signed

Waterford City and County Council has signed a contract agreement with Fawaz Alhokair Group for a major regeneration project in the centre of the city.

The Planner

Trump Doonbeg golf resort development proposed

Plans have been lodged for a €40 million development at the Donald Trump-owned Trump Doonbeg golf resort in west Clare. They involve 53 holiday homes, a ballroom/function room, a leisure centre and a new restaurant.

Irish Times

College Green plaza pondered

Plans for a pedestrianised civic plaza at College Green should still proceed – with some tweaking – Dublin city councillors agreed when the subject was discussed this week. But the council has not yet decided what course of action to take following An Bord Pleanála’s rejection of the project last month.

Irish Independent

Dalkey flats opposed

Bartra Capital Property’s proposals to build three blocks of flats in Dalkey is facing stiff local opposition from residents including one of Ireland’s best-known broadcasters, Newstalk's Pat Kenny and his wife, Kathy.

Irish Independent

Snub for ‘super pub’ plan for historic Dublin property

Plans to turn the Merchant’s Arch Bar, considered one of the most important historical buildings on Dublin’s south quays, into a ‘super pub’ have been rejected by An Bord Pleanála.

Irish Times

Conroy gold strike?

Mining company Conroy Gold and Natural Resources has reported more encouraging evidence of deposits at its Clay Lake target drilling area close to the Monaghan-Armagh border.

Irish Independent

Quartet of Leitrim flood-relief projects

A total of €9 million is to be spent on four flood-relief schemes in County Leitrim in a bid to protect Carrick-on-Shannon, Mohill, Drumod and Leitrim village, all of which have flooded twice in the past decade.

Irish Times

Bray dump moves

Public consultation has opened on plans to contain a former dump near Bray, waste from which has been falling into the sea on the border of counties Dublin and Wicklow for more than a decade.

Irish Times

Portrane protection

Some €500,000 worth of five-tonne concrete blocks are to be lowered on to a north County Dublin beach at Portrane over the coming weeks in a bid to contain coastal erosion that is threatening homes.

Irish Times

Shannon wave power potential

A conference has highlighted the potential for offshore wave-energy power projects off the Clare coast, which could see the Shannon region becoming a major source of renewable energy soon.

Irish Times