Plans to extend DART to Maynooth and M3 Parkway

Plans to extend DART to Maynooth and M3 Parkway

26/07/22

Iarnród Éireann will lodge plans this week for the extension of the electrified DART network from the Connolly/Spencer Dock area to west of Maynooth and on to the M3 Parkway in Co Meath. The company said it will deliver a more sustainable transport option for a number of communities, such as Maynooth, Leixlip and Castleknock. […]

No ban on building data centres here, says Taoiseach Micheál Martin

No ban on building data centres here, says Taoiseach Micheál Martin

26/07/22

There will be no moratorium on the construction of new data centres despite their drain on the energy grid, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said. However, Mr Martin said tech companies will be required to show proof they can generate their own energy, if necessary, when they apply to build data centres. Read more here.

Diageo to build new €200m brewery in Kildare

Diageo to build new €200m brewery in Kildare

18/07/22

Drinks company Diageo, which owns Guinness, is to build a new €200m brewery near Newbridge in Co Kildare. The carbon neutral facility will be used to produce lagers and ales, freeing up capacity at its main facility at St James’s Gate in Dublin to allow it to produce more stout for global markets. Read more […]

CONSTRUCTION COURSES SEE 13% RISE IN CAO APPLICATIONS

CONSTRUCTION COURSES SEE 13% RISE IN CAO APPLICATIONS

15/07/22

Construction and architecture courses have seen a 13% rise in CAO applications compared to last year. Arts and humanities courses have also made a resurgence, increasing by 9% and 11% respectively. Read more here.

Conrad hotel granted permission for extensive redevelopment

Conrad hotel granted permission for extensive redevelopment

04/07/22

An Bord Pleanála has given permission to the Conrad hotel for plans to transform its Dublin 2 property “into a world-class five-star hotel”. The decision upholds a grant of permission by Dublin City Council for an eight-storey extension that will increase the number of hotel rooms at the Conrad at Earlsfort Terrace off St Stephen’s […]

ISIF to invest €500m in 5 regional cities

ISIF to invest €500m in 5 regional cities

17/06/22

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) has unveiled plans for investment programmes in five regional cities across the country. The planned programmes, which are expected to total €500m, will focus on Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and Kilkenny. ISIF, which is part of the National Treasury Management Agency, is a fund with a mandate to invest […]

Ashford Castle owner secures planning for five-star hotel in Dublin

Ashford Castle owner secures planning for five-star hotel in Dublin

08/06/22

The owners of Ashford Castle have secured planning permission for a ‘boutique’ five-star 60 bedroom hotel in Dublin. An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission to Red Carnation Hotels (UK) Ltd for the conversion and extension of a former Jesuit university students’ residence at Hatch Hall into a 60 bedroom hotel. Read more here.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown clears way for 977 homes in Dundrum

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown clears way for 977 homes in Dundrum

03/06/22

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has cleared the way for planning permission to be granted for 977 affordable homes at the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) in Dundrum. This follows the council recommending to An Bord Pleanála that planning permission should be granted for the €378 million Land Development Agency (LDA) scheme. Read more here.

Apple to extend Cork workforce as it builds new office

Apple to extend Cork workforce as it builds new office

25/05/22

Apple has announced plans to construct a new office building on its Cork campus capable of accommodating up to 1,300 staff, in a move that looks set to result in a significant expansion of its Irish workforce. The technology giant said both new and existing staff would use the four storey over basement facility, which […]