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Ireland round-up: Plans lodged for children's hospital in Dublin, rise in public transport

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 8 August - 14 August, 2015

Plans lodged by new national children’s hospital in Dublin

The long-expected but delayed planning application for a new National Children’s Hospital in the capital has been made to An Bord Pleanála.

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Strong rise in public transport numbers as new buses arrive

Latest figures from the main operators show that an extra 2.2 million journeys have been made on public transport in the first six months of the year.


Decision on new DART line due by next month

Iarnród Éireann has only four weeks to acquire land for the €4 billion Dart Underground project or risk being forced to reapply for planning permission.


Health HQ voted as city's ugliest building 'set to be demolished'

The health department’s headquarters in Dublin which was voted as the city's ugliest building is ‘set to be demolished'.


Bike track to link popular sites in the Midlands

A major "cycling destination" in the Midlands is being established which will link a number of the country's most popular tourism sites together by bike trails.


€13m for social housing units in Limerick (pdf)

Limerick City and County Council has confirmed that six approved housing bodies have been allocated combined funding of €13,036,900 for the delivery of 110 social housing units in Limerick.


Center Parcs pledges to protect ring fort and hut at holiday resort village

Center Parcs pledges to protect ring fort and hut at its proposed holiday resort village in Co Longford.