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Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 04/04/14

    This week’s planning updates for Dublin 8 are posted below.  The main story this week relates to the newly proposed Dublin Whiskey Company’s Distillery for Mill Street.  The Distillery completes a trifecta of new distilleries for the Dublin 8 area, the other two being O’Hara’s... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Starting 24/03/14

   One large scale development this week for Kilmainham’s Bow Lane area. A six storey, 80 bedroom retirement home will be built on Irwin Street.  The site which is across from a large complex of apartments on one side and Murrays pub on the other, has gone unused for several years.   This... 

Dublin 8 Planning – Week Starting 10/03/14

  Week Starting 10/03/14   My apologies, due to some delays last week we are a bit behind in our updates, below is last week’s planning permission applications.  Most notable among them is demolition of several buildings on St James’ Hospital campus, which I am assuming is the beginning... 

Interview with Sandy Hazel of the Cork Street Campaign

The Cork Street Park Campaign held a meeting in the Co – Op in New Market Square   The Dublin City Council have agreed in principle to the conversion of a derelict site on Chambers Street and an opening fund €75 000.00 for the project (see Story here).  The Liberties has been in need of... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 10/02/14

Old Kilmainham Road (Image Credit to Panoramio) Below is this week’s planning permission update from Dublin City Council for the Dublin 8 area. Not a huge amount of news apart from a noteworty, large scale, part commercial/part residential development where the present day remnants of Des Donnelly... 

Could A Liberties Museum Suit The Cork Street Park?

Preface: Just To be Clear, My Own Position On A Cork Street Park Due to the articles I’ve written about the potential Cork Street Park, I’ve received some interesting ideas, via email and Facebook, for the use of the space that’s available, and I plan on presenting some of them here... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 49, 2013

There is not too much planning activity this week in Dublin 8. An application has been made to turn a street-front office on Usher’s Quay into a residential unit. There are quite a few empty offices on that part of the Quays, so it is no surprise to see landlords changing their usage, particularly... 

What Do The ESB Want To Build On Fitzwilliam Street Lower?

You may wonder why we added the Dublin City Council (DCC) Public Notice yesterday? Well, after going through them for months, this is the first time that I have seen a public notice being publicised through the weekly planning updates section of the DCC website. So it is an unusual occurrence to see... 

Gallery: Images Of Newly Refurbished St. Catherine’s Church

Here are a series of photos I took earlier today, of the interior of the newly refurbished St. Catherine’s Church on Meath Street. Whilst penning previous articles about the re-opening of the local church, I found it hard to locate images of the new interior online, so I decided to take some pics... 

Public Notice: Variation 16 Amendment, ESB HQ Fitzwilliam St.

Dated: 11th December 2013 PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000, AS AMENDED (SECTION 13) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001 – 2012 NOTICE OF PROPOSED DRAFT VARIATION NO.16 OF THE DUBLIN CITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2011 – 2017 Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 13 of the Planning and... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 48, 2013

St. James’s Hospital have applied to implement large signs at both the James’s Street and Rialto entrances/exits. This is the first tangible visual sign locally of the impending new National Children’s Hospital, which is planned to be built on the St. James’s Hospital campus.... 

Free Public Seminar Explaining Irish Planning System (Dec 06)

The Irish Planning Institute (IPI) is holding a special event in the city centre tomorrow, which is aimed at explaining the planning process here in Ireland to the general public. The IPI hope to be able to ‘demystify’ the whole process for everyday folks, with the hope that we may walk... 

Hospital To Errect Signs To Inform Public Of Development

St. James’s Hospital have applied for planning permission to erect signs at the James’s Street entrance, and at the Rialto entrance near the rear of the hospital. These signs are to display information about the development of the planned National Children’s Hospital, and appear to... 

What’s Your Ideas For A New Public Park On Cork/Chamber Street?

I have campaigned with Sandy Hazel of the Cork Street Park campaign (who spearheaded this campaign) to have a wasteland site converted into a park. Due to public support, and the response this campaign garnered, and with many community groups being involved, the Dublin City Council (DCC) has agreed... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 47, 2013

Planning-wise, there is only one show in town this week! The big story is that the Teeling Whiskey Company have been granted permission to develop a new distillery in Newmarket, Dublin 8. We have been invited to an information meeting with the distillery, and we will be sure to report back with all... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 46, 2013

The only new commercial planning application in Dublin 8 this week is from the Emerald Waste Company, who would like to add a portable waste compactor to their Inchicore premises, at the Goldenbridge Industrial Estate. However, there were some notable decisions made, including permission to redevelop... 

2013 Dublin Space Invaders – Teams, Members and a Sneaky Peak!

The picture above depicts the 2013 Dublin Space Invaders winners alongside the head judges and the competition organisers: from left to right, Peter Geraghty the president of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), Dublin Space Invaders Winner Seamus Donohoe, Mary Crowley the president of the Irish... 

Dublin Space Invaders Final Designs Presented To Judges @ Wood Quay

The Dublin Space Invaders folks held a presentation of the final designs from their teams of planning students, last Friday, at the Dublin County Council (DCC) Wood Quay Venue. And it was a very interesting, informative and educational event indeed! The teams done a great job presenting their designs... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 45, 2013

There are two interesting new planning applications this week, and they concern two of the biggest employers in this corner of the city; The Digital Hub and St. James’s Hospital. The Digital Hub has applied to convert a piece of land to create 50 additional car parking spaces, along with a bicycle... 

Dublin Space Invaders To Unveil Entrants + Winners On Friday

The Dublin Space Invaders crew are to reveal all of the entrants’ designs for the vacant Thomas Street plot on Friday, the 15th of November. The Dublin City Council (DCC) Wood Quay Venue will be hosting the event, and we can expect to view cutting-edge designs that make use of the derelict plot... 
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