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Ireland round-up: National strategy launched to tackle rough sleeping; Drogheda housing site permissions extended

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 22 September-28 September, 2018

National strategy launched to tackle rough sleeping

Housing and health ministers have welcomed the launch this week of a national strategy designed to reduce and end rough sleeping and long-term homelessness.

The Planner 

Drogheda housing site permissions extended

Louth County Council has agreed to extend the planning permissions for around 2,000 new homes on four sites in Drogheda.

Irish Independent

Effective engagement webinar available on demand

The Planner – in association with the developers of the community engagement platform Commonplace – has hosted a debate on the best ways that planners can manage truly effective consultation processes in a free webinar.

The Planner 

Social home scheme flops?

A government initiative for 3,500 social homes launched 18 months ago has delivered just 15 countrywide, housing and planning minster Eoghan Murphy has admitted.

Irish Times

Dublin pleads for housing help

Motions urging the government to declare a housing emergency and provide €2.3 billion for housing in the coming budget were passed by Dublin City councillors this week.

Irish Times

Guinness Brewery development frontrunners

Property players Hines, Ballymore and U&I have made the final cut in a bid to be chosen to develop part of the Guinness Brewery in central Dublin as a new urban centre.

Irish Times

Capital driverless bus trial

Ireland’s first driverless bus made its debut this week ferrying passengers through Dublin city centre. 

Irish Independent