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Maplewood Residential and Grandbrind Limited commence construction on 1,034-home development in Clondalkin

Maplewood Residential and Grandbrind Limited commence construction on 1,034-home development in Clondalkin

16/04/21

Maplewood Residential and Grandbrind Limited have commenced construction on a 1,034-home development at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin, the first major urban housing initiative of the Government’s Rebuilding Ireland plan. Up to 200 construction jobs will be created through this innovative project. The construction of Kilcarbery Grange is the first development to emerge from the major urban […]

GAA gets go-ahead for new hotel near Croke Park

GAA gets go-ahead for new hotel near Croke Park

16/04/21

Dalata expected to operate 200-bed facility on part of the grounds of Clonliffe College The GAA has secured approval for the development of a new 200-bed hotel near Croke Park which is expected to be operated by leading hotel group, Dalata under its Maldron brand. An Bord Pleanála has rejected an appeal against the decision of Dublin […]

Phibsborough co-living plan gets go-ahead despite ban on future schemes

Phibsborough co-living plan gets go-ahead despite ban on future schemes

15/04/21

An Bord Pleanala has given the green light to contentious plans for a 297-unit shared co-living scheme on the site of Phibsborough shopping centre. The appeals board has granted planning permission despite Sinn Féin leader, Mary Lou McDonald, arguing that to grant planning permission for the scheme would be “intolerable”. The objection by Ms McDonald […]

Limerick plant approved for fast-track planning

Limerick plant approved for fast-track planning

14/04/21

Aughinish Alumina had claimed the extension to their plant at Foynes was of strategic economic importance to the State and the mid-west region Aughinish Alumina has secured approval for its plans for an extension of its large plant near Foynes, Co Limerick to be considered under the fast-track planning process for large strategic projects. An […]

Builders upbeat on prospects for next year despite partial shutdown

Builders upbeat on prospects for next year despite partial shutdown

14/04/21

Ulster Bank purchasing managers index shows improvement in March over February Builders are becoming “increasingly upbeat about the prospects for recovery” despite the strain of lockdown, according to an index that tracks sentiment in the sector. Almost 60 per cent of builders now expect to expand over the next 12 months. Ulster Bank’s purchasing managers […]

Pharmaceutical giant MSD seeks planning approval for further expansion of its Tipperary plant

Pharmaceutical giant MSD seeks planning approval for further expansion of its Tipperary plant

14/04/21

Pharmaceutical multi-national MSD is planning another significant expansion of its Ballydine plant  near Carrick-on-Suir with the company submitting a planning application  seeking permission to build a new three-storey manufacturing building. MSD Ballydine Ireland’s planning application for the proposed 3,266sqm building described as a “pilot plant manufacturing facility” was lodged with Tipperary County Council on Tuesday, […]

Cork Airport to close for 10 weeks to allow major runway reconstruction

Cork Airport to close for 10 weeks to allow major runway reconstruction

14/04/21

Drop in passenger numbers provides ‘unique opportunity’ to carry out work faster Cork Airport will close for 10 weeks this autumn to carry out a €30 million reconstruction of its main runway, availing of the drop in passenger numbers due to Covid-19. Cork Airport head of communications, Kevin Cullinane, confirmed to The Irish Times that the airport […]

Major Liffey Valley Centre extension gets green light

Major Liffey Valley Centre extension gets green light

14/04/21

Property group, Hines has secured planning permission for a €135 million major extension to the Liffey Valley Centre in Dublin. South Dublin County Council has granted permission for the shopping centre extension in spite of trenchant opposition to the plan from the operator of a rival shopping centre, The Square in Tallaght. According to Hines, […]

ESB to propose €5bn transformation plan for Moneypoint

ESB to propose €5bn transformation plan for Moneypoint

09/04/21

A €5bn plan to transform electricity production at the Moneypoint power plant in Co Clare from coal burning to offshore wind production is being proposed by the ESB as part of a major decarbonisation of its power network. Moneypoint is the only coal burning power plant in Ireland and both the Government and the ESB have committed to […]

Transport Minister commits to light rail study for Galway

Transport Minister commits to light rail study for Galway

09/04/21

Transport Minister Éamon Ryan has given a commitment in the Dáil that a new study will be commissioned to examine the feasibility of introducing a light rail system in Galway City. In fact, he said the proposed Cross-City Link bus route – linking the western and eastern suburbs through the city centre – was an […]

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