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Ireland round-up: New Dublin stadium triggers prospect of homes development; Dublin Airport expansion aided by traveller site relocation

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 7 July-13 July, 2018

New Dublin stadium triggers prospect of homes development

Media reports reveal that Dublin’s St Patrick's Athletic football club wants to deliver 500 new homes alongside its development of a new 12,000-seat stadium, which would replace its current home at Richmond Park.

The Planner

‘Setback’ for planning apprenticeship degree

The Chartered Town Planner Apprenticeship Trailblazer Group has received confirmation that its appeal to overturn the decision by the Institute for Apprenticeships to not approve the Level 7 Chartered Town Planner Apprentice Standard has been rejected.

The Planner

Wicklow no-fry zone plea

A County Wicklow based ‘No Fry Zone’ group is to ask minister for health Simon Harris for government support for a campaign opposing the building of a takeaway near a three-school campus.

Irish Times

Dublin Airport expansion aided by traveller site relocation

Fingal county councillors have voted in favour of a controversial Traveller halting site at Coolquay village in north county Dublin, clearing the way for an urgently needed new runway at Dublin Airport.

Irish independent

Initiative Ireland funding for new homes

Property finance platform Initiative Ireland is to launch a new €150 million senior debt fund, which will specialise in financing the construction of more than 2,500 new family homes across the country over the next five years.

Irish Independent

Oireachtas committee warned of government energy policy flaws

Ireland will not meet its obligations on countering global warming if it continues a flawed strategy of relying on gas as an energy source, according to a study by the US-based NGO Oil Change International, which was considered by the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action and Environment this week.

Irish Times

Capital housing map resource

An interactive new housing data resource map, developed by the Dublin Housing Observatory, went live this week with claims that it will ‘revolutionise’ public understanding of property trends in the capital.

Irish Times

Cork incinerator unlikely to face defence intervention

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has played down the possibility of the government invoking new planning legislation that would allow the defence minister to intervene in planning issues when they affect national security or defence interests in a bid to stop a €160 million incinerator going ahead in Cork Harbour.

Irish Times

Limerick audit

Limerick’s resurgence has been explored in a major report from an Ernst and Young consultancy, which confirms Ireland’s third largest city as one of the nation’s fastest[growing economic hubs – but with work to do on tackling social issues, particularly unemployment blackspots.

Limerick City Council

Bright prospects for County Sligo mine

Erris Resources has revealed positive initial results from a major drilling programme it is carrying out at its Abbeytown zinc prospect in County Sligo.

Irish Independent