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# Planning

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# 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.”
'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.
# traveller ethnicity
Travellers left outside Leinster House in the rain as Taoiseach recognises their ethnicity
The incident has kicked off discussions about how the Dáil can better facilitate large crowds.
# flying up
Dublin Airport is getting four new multi-storey office buildings
It is estimated that approximately 400 jobs could be created during the construction phase.
# 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.
# Tallaght Cross
Nama offered a council 507 social housing units in Dublin - so why did it only take 65?
A Nama spokesperson says that the units “were sold following a sales process conducted by a receiver on an open market basis”.
Opinion: People living in rural Ireland cannot blame Dublin for the empty towns and villages
Rural Ireland needs strong villages and towns, writes urban planner Shay Kelleher – but for this to work, their people need to return and live in them.
# Planning Permission
Dealz planning violations: Dublin council refuses to issue enforcement notice
Documents seen by show there are planning issues around a third Dealz store, this time near the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.
# sponsored by three
7 essential tips from Electric Picnic veterans
Get the expert advice from people in the know.
# Quashed
Developer wins case over rejected planning for €75 million south county Dublin development
In a lengthy and detailed judgment Mr Justice Robert Haughton quashed the council’s decision “in its entirety.”
# Courts
Government to appeal decision to protect Moore Street battlefield site to Supreme Court
The Moore Street site was ruled a “battlefield site” by the High Court in March.
# Rebel Sell
This €90 million development is planned for Cork city
A statement by O’Callaghan Properties described the project as “potentially transformational for Cork”.
# Dublin
Controversial former Dublin planner George Redmond has died
Redmond passed away in hospital after a short illness.
'I turned into a blubbering mess when I found my wedding dress'
I never believed you would just feel the right dress for you, but it is absolutely true, writes Pamela Tully.
# Your Say
Poll: Should city centres be "bike-first" zones?
What do you think?
# Planning
'To only owe €9m on a €39m stadium, that’s an unbelievable position to be in'
Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald believes the province has always been open to change.
# off limits
New laws on the way to curb the spread of pubs and off licences
Frances Fitzgerald and planning minister Paudie Coffey have agreed a proposal to grant new veto-on-development powers to city and county councils.
Ireland is exposed to extreme weather in a manner we have never seen before
Extreme weather events are inevitable, flooding doesn’t have to be, writes Eamon Ryan.
10 tips to keep you stress-free this Christmas
Have you got lost somewhere in one of your lists – here are some practical tips to help you through the holiday season.
# tiny
Kelly says apartment sizes aren't "shoebox living"
The plans have been criticised, but Kelly is steadfast.
Plans for a 381-home development beside a Dublin park are not going down well
Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has joined the campaign against it.
# 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.
# scared of heights
Should Dublin go high-rise?
An Taisce wants you to have your say.
# Longboat Quay
Residents told to pay €4 million or face being evicted over poor fire-proofing
Requests were made for the Taoiseach to get involved.
# Point to the skies
This could be Dublin's tallest office building
If a planning application is approved.
# Children's Hospital
A novel new use for Guinness waste heat (no rude jokes...)
A system whereby hot water or steam could be pumped from the brewery to the new hospital is being investigated.
# The Point of it all
One of the worst traffic black spots in Dublin could be getting overhauled
But another part of Dublin could be getting smaller for cars.
# shoe box
Surveyors welcome plans to make Dublin apartments even smaller
Council planning proposals would see the minimum size reduced by almost 20%.