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# Planning

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# kilmainham road
Justice Department hit with €27,000 levy by Dublin City Council for vacant site it is trying to transfer to the council
The site at 51A Old Kilmainham Road, Dublin 8, has been vacant for a number of years.
# Tyrone
Plans lodged to demolish Greenvale Hotel where three teenagers died in a crush
Plans were submitted on Tuesday to demolish the hotel and build five houses on the site.
# mount jerome
Apartments overlooking graveyard in Dublin get green light despite concerns mourners will be 'robbed of their privacy'
An appeal has now been lodged with An Bord Pleanála by a separate party against the development going ahead.
# central park
Food market allowed to operate in south Dublin business park despite concerns from local businesses
Retailers had objected to the return of the market this year.
# Aungier Street
Plans for 20 serviced apartments in 18th-century buildings in Dublin get the go-ahead after appeal
The high-end apartments will form an annex to the soon-to-be-opened Marlin Hotel.
# Planning
'Excessive, extremely concerning': Plan for €75m Carrickmines retail park faces further objections
The company that owns Dundrum Town Centre has argued that the local population is not big enough to justify the scale of the development.
# Extension
Dublin's first injecting centre delayed further as Merchants Quay needs more time to address planning concerns
The centre aims to provide a safe, clean environment for people to inject drugs.
# building and property
Eir's plan to turn a telephone exchange into a fancy office has been paused - for now
City planners pressed pause so the telco can provide extra information on the project.
# tara street
After a two-year planning battle, Johnny Ronan's Dublin skyscraper has been given the green light
An Bord Pleanála has granted permission with conditions for the 22-storey building on the banks of the Liffey.
# Leixlip
Kildare County Council puts the brakes on Intel's €3.5 billion plan for new manufacturing plant
The council wants further information from the tech giant on the plan.
# Details
EPCR confirms dates and kick-off times for Munster and Leinster semi-finals
The southern province are first up against Saracens on Saturday 20 April.
# turbines
Irish Wildlife Trust lodges objection to Bord na Móna windfarm in Co Longford
An outcome on the planning application for the 24-turbine windfarm is expected in July.
# Salthill
Appeal lodged after council rejects plan for a penguinarium in Galway
Galway Atlantaquaria is appealing the decision to An Bord Pleanála.
# Building and propoerty
The planned new Harcourt Street 'superpub' that fought Dublin council and won is battling city planners again
Gambetta Limited had previously won approval for a bar development on Harcourt Street.
# The Key Collections
Hospitality firm loses appeal to run 8 short-term let apartments in Dublin without planning permission
An Bord Pleanála rejected an appeal following a DCC decision last year.
# futureproofing
36 players and lots of lessons: Schmidt gets wider look at Ireland in Six Nations
Tadhg Beirne and Kieran Marmion are the latest two to be involved in this championship.
# Planning
Possible Heineken Cup semi-final venues for Irish provinces confirmed
The Aviva Stadium could be a host venue for the final four of the competition.
# Skerries
Community outraged after fast food restaurant gets planning permission 300m from school
The proposed restaurant will also be adjacent to a Montessori.
# vicar street
185-bedroom Vicar Street hotel given green light by DCC despite local objections
In total, 12 objections have been lodged against the plan.
# Dalkey
Pat Kenny suffers setback in planning row after council report gives fresh hope to developer
The report says the council “considers that there is an opportunity to provide a high quality residential development on the subject site”.
# Dalkey
Pat Kenny emerges victorious in planning battle with developer as council turns down apartment plan
Pat Kenny and his wife Kathy objected to plans for apartment blocks and houses on a site adjacent to their home.
# self builds
'It's like a maze. You don't know if you'll find your way out': Planning delays hitting rural Ireland house building
A backlog at An Bord Pleanála is playing a role in delaying the process for people trying to build their home.
# Analysis
As College Green plaza comes to a shuddering halt, we must ask why we can't put ideas into action
The plan was long talked about but hit a major planning roadblock this week.
# scherzer bridges
Plans afoot to construct new bridges in Dublin alongside iconic Royal Canal structures
The new bridges, one for walkers and one for cyclists, will run adjacent to the existing steel rolling Scherzer bridge on Spencer Dock.
# height restrictions
Draft guidelines on urban development 'facilitate developers at expense of public'
The issue of height restrictions often comes up when discussing urban sprawl.
# pretty pictures
Plans afoot to build giant mural at Aviva Stadium to dissuade graffiti artists
Planning permission is sought or a mural to ‘discourage unlawful graffiti’ and make a ‘positive contribution’ to the locality.
# Clare
Council puts plans for Supermacs plaza at centre of 'bogus letters' scandal on hold
The fast food outlet plans to build a €10 million motorway plaza serving the Limerick to Galway motorway.
# Kerry
Planning application lodged to construct South Kerry Greenway
The planned route impacts on 222 landholdings and 197 landowners, according to the council.
# m28
Local residents seek to block €220 million Cork-to-Ringaskiddy motorway plan
The action has been brought by a group describing itself as the M28 Steering Group.
# Planning
Applegreen owner leading the charge against Supermac's plan for a plaza between Limerick and Galway
However, the plan has strong local support.
# Border poll
Mary Lou McDonald: The idea of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth needs to be discussed
The Sinn Féin leader said the Irish government must start to put plans in place for a united Ireland.
# Ware the streets
Planning permission granted for refurbishment of warehouse that used to belong to U2
It will contain a 311 square metre restaurant.
# On track
Council presses ahead with plans for multi million euro Dublin City Library
It is expected the council will apply for planning permission later this year with plans to open the new library in 2022.
# building and property
Israel's embassy has stalled works planned for a Dublin office block over security concerns
The embassy has been based out of the largely-empty Carrisbrook House in Ballsbridge since 1996.
# moving up
How one planning decision shows the door is open to taller buildings in Dublin
The new Ireland 2040 plan has been cited in the approval of a major hotel development.
# Docklands
Dublin City Council planning new pedestrian and cycle-only bridge across the River Liffey
The council is proposing the Blood Stoney Bridge to cross the River Liffey in the Dublin Dockland Area.
# Planning
Dublin school's plan for 'sports dome' gets green light
The school has won an appeal.
# Roof garden
€75 million new Central Bank plan gets green light despite resident's objection
The redevelopment will host over 1,000 office workers.
# Cork
Planning permission granted for controversial incinerator in Ringaskiddy
Waste company Indaver has been granted permission by An Bord Pleanála to build the waste-to-energy incinerator in Cork Harbour.
# Wooden It Be Nice
This wooden "vertical village" will be built in Paris
The mixed-use development will be built using a timber frame.