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Ireland round-up: Significant new water supply project proposed; 16,000 social homes target won’t be met

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 21 November-27 November, 2015

Significant new water supply project proposed

Irish Water is proposing to build a major new 165-kilometre pipeline that would pump water from the River Shannon to provide a new supply for Dublin and the Midlands.

The Planner 

Project Wave granted permission for first phase for docklands

The first phase of one of the largest new developments planned for Dublin’s docklands has been granted permission under the city council’s new fast-track planning scheme.

Irish Times

16,000 social homes target won’t be met

The government will miss its target to provide almost 16,000 homes to families on council waiting lists, according to a commentator.


Plans to open drive-thru McDonald’s next to three schools dropped following protests

Plans to open a McDonald’s fast-food restaurant in Greystones Co Wicklow close to three schools have been dropped after protests from parents and the threat of legal action over the permission granted by An Bord Pleanala.


Vote puts Phibsborough shopping centre plan in doubt

The sale and redevelopment of the 1960s Phibsborough shopping centre is back in the melting pot after Dublin city councillors decided not to approve a masterplan for the suburb which will now have to be modified.

Irish Times