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Ireland round-up: Thumbs down for capital co-living scheme; Tallaght local plan consultations

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Ireland: 14 September-20 September 2019

Thumbs down for capital co-living scheme

Developer Bartra Capital has been refused permission a second time for a seven-storey 102 bed-space build-to-rent co-living development in Rathmines, the inner suburb on the southside of Dublin.

The Planner 

Tallaght local plan consultations

Developers in the south Dublin area of Tallaght will have to demonstrate demand for one-bed new homes if they wish to build them, according to the new development strategy for the area set for consultation in the draft Tallaght Town Centre Local Area Plan.

Irish Times

Further broadband rollout delay

The rollout of high-speed broadband to rural Ireland has been further delayed, confirmed communications minister Richard Bruton. 

Irish Independent

County Roscommon canal move

Waterways Ireland is to reopen a disused canal at Lough Key Forest Park, near Boyle in County Roscommon. 

Irish Times

Donegal mining shine

Exploration company Arkle Resources, formerly known as Connemara Mining, has identified a potential new gold reserve at its Inishowen project in County Donegal.

Irish Times

Cork flood relief project access wrangle

Plans for the controversial €140 million Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme will create some 8 kilometres of new or improved riverside walk and cycleways, according to  Cork City Council, which is disputing claims that the project would reduce public access to both the north and south channels of the Lee.

Irish Times

Row over Connemara hotel conversion for asylum seekers

A 24-hour picket is being maintained by residents from Oughterard at a former hotel in Connemara, County Galway, in protest over its possible conversion into accommodation for asylum seekers. 

Irish Independent

Bridge over troubled waters

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s notion to build a bridge from Northern Ireland to Scotland across an expanse of water where more than a million tonnes of wartime munitions were dumped has been branded as lunacy by an Irish economist. 

Irish Independent