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# Planning

Last week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Dublin City Council refuse planning permission for new hotel in Temple Bar
The nine page report recommending refusal states that the Council had serious concerns with the proposed change of use to hotel.
Last month
September 2023
New plans for St Stephen's Green shopping centre include added retail and basement cinema
The applicants are proposing to replace a planned first floor office with a new mall with additional retail, food and beverage and cultural uses.
This year
Owners of Dublin hotel in planning row with council over building being painted grey
The Mont Hotel, located on a corner of Merrion Square, is a protected structure.
Six-year government stasis on Donegal planning corruption report borders on farcical
Even if the issue of Mulcahy report seems like one more for political anoraks, planning issues have been a thorn in the side of Irish public life for decades.
Plans for luxury holiday apartments by owner of Cork golf course opposed by local residents
The apartments are being developed by Ashbourne Holdings, the owner of the nearby Old Head of Kinsale golf course.
Major property developer refused planning permission for over 300 homes in South Dublin
An Bord Pleanála rejected the application by Cairn Homes Properties to develop the scheme of 305 new housing units in Carrickmines.
Watchdog rejects ethics complaint made by Pat Kenny against planning consultant
Last week Pat Kenny said he was “flabbergasted” by an ABP decision concerning a development in Dalkey.
Pat Kenny 'flabbergasted' by decision to allow nursing home he fears will harm badgers
Kenny said that because of so much other construction work in the area ‘this is the badgers’ Alamo – they have nowhere else to go’.
Locals object after planning permission granted for 785 apartments in Dublin 3
The apartment blocks are planned for the grounds of St Vincent’s psychiatric hospital in Fairview.
Former Deputy Chair of ABP Paul Hyde pleads guilty to two breaches of planning laws
Hyde will learn on Friday morning whether he will receive a conviction in what the court heard was a ‘very serious’ case.
Plans for €300 million apartment scheme in south Dublin to be lodged with City Council
This comes months after An Bord Pleanála conceded a High Court challenge against a previous permitted scheme for the site.
Green light for 785-unit apartment scheme in Fairview despite local opposition
The Council has granted planning permission for the apartment scheme after reducing the number of units from 811 to 785.
Wetherspoon's plans 13-metre sound barrier at Camden St pub that closed after noise complaints
The pub firm shut down the beer garden in its Keaven’s Port hotel and gastropub after neighbours complained about noise.
Green light for nine-storey, 245-bedroom 'lean luxury' hotel over Arnotts in Dublin
Dublin City Council stated that the scheme is “unlikely to impact negatively on the amenities of properties in the vicinity”.
'Quality players want to come to Man United' - Erik ten Hag
The Old Trafford boss is confident that the club will attract signings despite uncertainty over ownership.
'I did yeah, absolutely': Here's (exactly) what Niall Collins said today in response to reporters
In recent weeks, Niall Collins has been forced to make two Dail statements in relation to controversies.
Underfunded planning system puts climate action at risk, Government warned
The Climate Change Advisory Council has written to the coalition leaders to highlight specific issues with the planning system.
Opinion: We could improve our planning law - instead the public is being excluded
The draft Planning and Development Bill 2022 is a solution in search of a problem, say Alison Hough and Gavin Elliott.
Planning permission granted for redevelopment of Cork's Crawford Art Gallery
The project will include a new entrance onto Emmett Place, new exhibition spaces and a Learn and Explore facility.
Dublin Airport operator 'rejects' it is in breach of planning permission over flight paths
A local community group said they are subjected to ‘ imposing noise that was never meant to be’.
Plans lodged to turn ground floor of CHQ building at IFSC into multi-stall food market
The CHQ building is located in the IFSC on Custom House Quay in Dublin.
Junior Minister Niall Collins to make Dáil statement on 2001 housing application
The three party leaders have stated their full confidence in the minister of state.
Possibility of Women's Lions tour becoming more likely, study finds
Work is now being completed to determine the possible structure and timing of such a tour.
Smyths Toys, Harvey Norman, TK Maxx, Lifestyle Sports try to block €450m apartment scheme
The appeals board is due to make a decision on the appeal at the end of May.
Green light for revamp of 3Olympia facade as owners back down on some planned changes
A large art deco arch no longer forms part of the proposal and LED screens are to be also omitted.
Green light given for demolition of former Anglo-Irish Bank HQ building on St Stephen's Green
Dublin City Council has given the green light for the building of a seven storey office block in its place.
Councils seek €40 million to help beef up staffing in planning departments nationwide
Local authorities have sought funding from the Government to recruit an additional 541 planning staff.
Demolition of Dublin's Stephen Court approved to make way for new office building
The new development is expected to be 7 storeys tall and will feature a publicly accessible courtyard, similar to the one currently at the site.
Housing Minister appoints new Deputy Chair of An Bord Pleanála
Chris McGarry replaces Paul Hyde as the deputy chairperson.
Plans re-lodged for €100 million rejuvenation of St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre
The City Council last month declared a previous application to be invalid on two grounds.
Last year
Dublin City Council give green light for Diageo HQ scheme at Guinness Brewery lands
The building, which was once part of Guinness’s brewery operations, will extend to just under 13,000sq ft.
Coalition parties may clash over planning reforms as Green ministers flag concerns at Cabinet
Green Party members have raised concerns about restricting access to justice.
Cabinet approves international surrogacy policy proposals with aim of giving 100s of families a 'route to recognition'
A busy Cabinet session also saw Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien bring draft laws to overhaul Ireland’s planning system.
Intensive farming set to ramp up if planned pig and poultry farms approved
If given the go ahead, up to 12 million more chickens and 55,000 more pigs would be industrially reared.
If given the go ahead, up to 12 million more chickens and 55,000 more pigs would be industrially reared
This would produce roughly 26,000 tonnes of excrement annually, Noteworthy reports
Climate scientist: Proposed increase 'especially concerning' given impact on ammonia emissions
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Is Ireland a dumping ground for poultry manure?
'Canary in the coal mine': Protected nature areas under pressure from poultry farming
Appeal lodged over Council's refusal of planning permission for apartments near St Anne's Park
The refusal followed Dublin City Council receiving more than 230 objections against the proposal.
Councillors block future housing plans for contentious site near St Anne's Park in Dublin
Councillors voted to zone the 16.5 acre site on lands to the east of St Paul’s College at Sybil Hill as Z9 open space.
Capel Street shop owners claim more council effort needed to make pedestrianisation a success
‘The street will rot if there isn’t a full development to pedestrianisation or a reversal,’ one business owner said
City Council refuses planning permission for hotel and office plan in Heuston South Quarter
The Council said the scheme’s scale, bulk and height would impact on the setting and character of the adjoining Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
Housing Minister says planning applications should not be decided by courts
Darragh O’Brien also said that people need to stop objecting to planning applications for housing developments.
Report says An Bord Pleanála in need of 'urgent reform' as government adopts recommendations
The report includes 11 recommendations aimed at restoring public confidence in the Board and ensuring effectiveness in the planning system.