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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# An Bord Pleanála

All time
# Set to move
Carrigstown is on the move after RTÉ gets green light to relocate Fair City set
The broadcaster is proceeding with the move the set as part of its decision to sell 8.64 acres of land for €107.5m to Cairn Homes.
# College Green
Dublin city traffic restrictions to be reviewed following delay of College Green public hearing
A pedestrian-prioritised €10 million plaza is planned for Dublin’s College Green.
# who is harry smyth?
Young couple facing 'planning nightmare' because of 'mystery' objector
The couple have never heard of the objector and don’t even know if it is a man or a woman.
# security fears
Green light for €40 million hotel at Stephen's Green despite government department objections
The appeals board said that the hotel would not adversely affect the character of the historic buildings nearby.
# Castleknock
Plans for apartment blocks objected to by Leo Varadkar and Joan Burton get the go-ahead
An Bord Pleanála has backed an earlier decision by Fingal County Council.
# wind turbines
High Court quashes planning board refusal of wind farm on Kildare-Meath border
Mr Justice Robert Haughton ruled that the application for the Maighne wind farm should be remitted back to An Bord Pleanala.
# Irish Cement
'The reality is it produces dangerous toxins': Concerns about plan to burn tyres at Limerick plant
Irish Cement wants to burn tyres and other industrial waste at its factory in Mungret.
# scourge of the northside
An Taisce appeals to block new 8-storey Dublin hotel behind Four Courts
River House, which has been called “a scourge in the local area”, is set to be demolished to make way for the hotel.
# it's happening
Lidl gets green light for Castleknock development following local criticism
The development will cost an estimated €15 million.
# building and property
Whatever happened to... the biggest shopping centre never built in Limerick?
The long-delayed ‘opera centre’ project has blighted the city’s CBD for a decade.
# Carrickmines
The children of a major Celtic Tiger developer are building dozens of Dublin homes
Joe Moran’s Manor Park Homes constructed hundreds of houses across Ireland in the boom.
# Courts
Legal challenge to Kilkenny road development referred to Europe over threats to 'flora and fauna'
The proposed development has been objected to by a number of local residents.
# Ruling
Wetherspoon's gets green light for €4 million 'super pub' on Camden Street
Wetherspoon operates five pubs here – four in Dublin and one in Cork.
# cloak and dagger
Independent grocers' behind-the-scenes strategy to stall the march of the German giants
Industry body RGDATA has tried to block four Aldi and Lidl outlets so far this year.
# building and property
Developer that illegally bulldozed 19th century convent gets go ahead for Dublin apartments
Kimpton Vale is looking to build 143 apartments in Clonsilla.
# Not happening
An Bord Pleanála overturning decision for Liffey Valley expansion
The application was refused on grounds of inadequate public transport access and potential congestion impact on the M50 and other roads.
# Home Sweet Home
Demolition of Apollo House put on hold
Objections about plans for the site have been made to An Bord Pleanála.
# Jobs Saved
Bord na Móna power plant to remain open despite environmental concerns
Hundreds of jobs are safe, but concerns have been raised about the environmental impact of the Co Offaly plant.
# Interconnector
Anti-pylon group warns Shell to Sea debacle 'will look like a walk in the park'
The North East Pylon Pressure Campaign said communities will not stand by while hundreds of pylons are built across Meath, Cavan and Monaghan.
# feels of athenry
"Apple in or lights out": Hundreds turn out for pro-Apple rally in Galway
An €850 million data centre is planned for Athenry.
# plans for change
What would you use the pedestrianised College Green plaza for?
Dublin City Council wants to know.
# An Bord Pleanála
Lease out a room through Airbnb? New guidelines could be on the way
Simon Coveney has said local authorities and property owners don’t always know where they stand.
# Capel Street
Controversial LED Pantibar sign will stay up after being classed as 'exceptional' case
An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for the sign citing “cultural significance”.
# Courts
Man challenges planning permission for 'slurry power plant' beside his proposed family home
The High Court has allowed the applicant, who has health issues, to challenge the biogas facility.
# like dem apples
An Bord Pleanála approves Apple's €850 million Galway data centre
The huge installation was first announced in February 2015.
# Trip to the midlands
Center Parcs gets green light for €233m holiday park in Longford
An Bord Pleanála decided to uphold planning permission granted by Longford County Council.
# radio waves
There's a ruckus brewing in south Dublin over a mobile phone mast next to a kids' school
Parents say the proposed mast is a ‘risk they’re not willing to take’.
# St James's Hospital
The new national children's hospital is go... but not everyone is happy about it
Construction is set to begin this summer. The decision has been described as “a giant step forward for children’s healthcare in ireland”.
# doonbeg dunes
Donald Trump's Atlantic wall in Co Clare has just hit a snag
An Bord Pleanála has found against the plan.
# objections
Some locals are very unhappy about Longford's bumper new water park
Center Parcs Longford was officially announced last summer.
# unhappy meal
Locals fight for 'No Fry Zone' as McDonald's is planned beside three schools
An Bord Pleanála has given permission for the fast-food restaurant.
# Courts
A Kilkenny pensioner is taking the Irish planning board to court - over slurry
Specifically An Bord Pleanála’s decision to let his neighbour ‘agitate’ slurry next to his house, allegedly contrary to their own health inspector’s recommendation.
# Not happening
Permission refused for 48-turbine wind farm in Mayo
An Bord Pleanála said it wasn’t satisfied that the area was suitable for the development.
# get the togs out
Dún Laoghaire's urban beach WILL be going ahead
Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company estimate that the project will bring in 150,000 visitors a year.
# Urban Beach
Dún Laoghaire might not get that floating outdoor swimming pool after all...
Fancy a dip off Dún Laoghaire pier?
# Not Lovin' It
Locals in this Wicklow town are getting together to stop a new McDonald's - again
McDonald’s says they’ll bring 60 jobs and €2 million with them.
# national facility
Building of new Central Mental Hospital in Portrane may begin next year
Planning permission for the project could be decided upon in the first half of next year.
# Tipperary
Turbines taller than Spire get green light despite fears over environmental impact
Planning permission had previously been refused due to concerns over the site’s impact on a protected bird species and local bogs.
# Dublin
Council welcomes approval of new planning scheme for Grand Canal Dock
The Lord Mayor said that there is an “urgent need” for offices in the city centre.
# Saved
Kilkenny 'heritage houses' are not Medieval, but the council are still going to keep them
Two archaeological reports were carried out on the houses which are near a road development.