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# Planning

All time
Here's what the plans look like for Dublin's newest hotel
A hotel operator has already agreed to run the site
# Wonderful Barn
Fast-track planning approved for 450 homes near Kildare-Dublin border
The homes will launch in 2019.
# dublin 2
Neighbouring Georgian houses in planning dispute over building of new home on property
A decision on the appeal from An Bord Pleanála is expected in the coming months, after planning permission was initially granted.
# Dublin
Where does the sale of the Sean McDermott St Magdalene Laundry stand?
A consultation process with 150 Magdalene survivors is to take place on the 5 and 6 June.
# Vacant
A long-shuttered Dublin city centre building is getting a facelift
The plan proposes building a 100-room hotel with a restaurant and three retail units.
# Pier 2
This 'future of living' concept has sideways elevators and landing strips for flying cars
The building is also designed to be sustainable, using wind and tidal energy as well as a special type of glass.
# Ringaskiddy
Decision on €160 million Cork incinerator deferred for a tenth time
An Bord Pleanala says a decision will be made within three months.
# Job Losses
Dealz has been ordered to shutter one of its Dublin stores
An Bord Pleanála has said the British-owned retailer’s Fonthill store is breaking planning rules.
# Blessington Street
'If this goes ahead, we'll go out of business': Planning appeal for protected structures in Dublin 7
A company wants to convert the sites on Blessington Street into an aparthotel, but locals aren’t keen on the idea.
# Charity
Dublin north inner city locals object to charity homeless support centre opening in their area
Residents of North Wall lodged an official appeal after planning permission was granted for a new facility.
# futureproofing
Project Ireland 2040: The key points you need to know
The €116 billion plan sets out a 23-year vision for the country.
# London Eye
Here's what London's skyline will look like in 2026
Six of the 13 upcoming developments will have free public viewing galleries.
# Planning
Objections made against plan for 12-storey hotel tower in Cork city centre
The four-star hotel would have 193 rooms.
# The plaza
'If we do nothing, the city will grind to a halt' - Plans for College Green expected within weeks
Cyclists, meanwhile, want to ensure that the plaza has a defined cycle track.
# Court
Planning activist puts brakes on Trump Doonbeg 38,000 tonne rock barrier plan
Peter Sweetman is a son of a former Finance Minister Gerald Sweetman and has previously been at the forefront of campaigns opposing Shell Corrib pipeline plans.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Have you booked a holiday for 2018?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# Housing
No need for parking spaces and more apartments per floor allowed in complexes under new draft guidelines
The Housing Department today published new draft guidelines around apartment developments.
# Planning
'Too intense' - Locals protest controversial Hell Fire Club plan
Many of the submissions are from local residents and groups arguing that the plan should not go ahead.
# boyne again
Top planning expert says Drogheda should be a city
The report says that Drogheda’s population already exceeds that of Waterford city.
# Planning
Appeal over fire safety regulations of new children's hospital was made 'with an eye towards costs'
It was reported yesterday that the board had appealed three conditions imposed on the hospital.
# 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.
# Housing
Calls for homes on AirBnB to be registered with local councils
The Housing Committee recommended that short term lettings of more than 90 days annually should require change-of-use planning permission.
# South Dublin
Clondalkin social housing estate gets green light from council
Sinn Féin raised concerns about the lack of integration between social and private housing, however.
# clonburris
The plan for Dublin's newest suburb has been launched
The launch of the planning scheme kicks off six weeks of public consultation.
# Planning Permission
After a two-year wait, a probe into 'dodgy' Donegal planning is finally finished
But it’s not known when the report’s findings will be made public.
# 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.
# Planning
'Slow, tortuous, difficult and costly': The tale of Galway Port's long-delayed expansion plans
The west of Ireland port first applied for development approval in 2014.
# Mastermind
'He was very solitary': The imam suspected of creating Spain terror cell
Police believe Abdelbaki Es Satty may have been among those blown up in an accidential explosion last Wednesday.
# wrecking ball
A group of architects wants to save this 'piece of heritage' from demolition in Dublin
The building on Baggot Street dates back to the 1960s.
# luashenge
The new Luas has created a 'mini-Stonehenge' of electrical boxes and people are taking the piss
One of Ireland’s newest tourist monuments.
# No Go Jo Ro
Johnny Ronan's plan for a €50 million sports hotel in Wicklow has been rejected
A planner’s report by the council in January had recommended refusal.
# planning matters
The number of planning permissions granted has shot up by 50%
The number of apartment permissions represents a 60% jump on last year, while houses are up 48%.
# Politically Aware
Wedding ahead for Iain Henderson after his first Lions tour challenge
The 25-year-old Ireland and Ulster lock has important times ahead of him.
# Whiskey a go go
Diageo gets the go-ahead to build €25 million whiskey distillery in Dublin city
The distillery will be used for its new premium blended Irish whiskey, Roe & Co.
# Maigh Ruadh
A €3.8 million co-operative housing scheme built on former ghost estate opens in Galway today
Families moving into the scheme are drawn from the Galway City Council housing list.
# moving on up
Simon Coveney thinks Ireland should go high-rise 'in the right places'
“Obviously we don’t want to be building skyscrapers in Georgian Dublin.”
Voices
'Planners are trying to engage with us and we have a duty to join the conversation'
When we accept that we are all part of the planning process everything becomes easier, writes Carol Tallon.
# Phib Phib Hooray
A €50 million plan to regenerate one of the country's most famous shopping centres has been lodged
The plans will provide for a 340-bed student accommodation on the site.
# ghostbusters
Ghost estates are disappearing, but what's actually happening with them?
2016 alone saw the resolution of 248 developments.
# the new boom
'It simply won’t be affordable': New student rooms in Dublin will cost a minimum of €249 a week
Concerns have been raised over the affordability of new student accommodation.