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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Apartments

This year
# mother-and-baby homes
Planning application denied for apartments on former Bessborough Mother and Baby Home site
Cork City Council admitted in June that it was unable to find the burial place of twin babies who apparently died in Bessborough.
Last year
# Climate Change
Houses are built to keep heat in and that's a problem during heatwaves, especially in cities
Heatwaves will become more frequent and intense as climate change worsens.
Irish buildings and homes are generally built to hold in heat rather than stay well ventilated and cool in the summer.
This is increasingly becoming a problem as temperatures rise.
UCD planning professor says more emphasis should be put on adapting buildings to deal with higher heat.
'Singing from the same climate hymn sheet': Met Éireann to level playing field of Irish data
Why heatwaves hit harder in cities - and how to combat rising temperatures
# Housing
Independent working group to examine defects in apartments and duplexes
Problems with fire safety, structural safety and water ingress in purpose-built apartment and duplex buildings are being scrutinised.
All time
Developer of 1,600 units open to leasing to DCC despite council's 'alarm' at build-to-rent scheme
There has been much local opposition to a scheme in Drumcondra, which was approved this week.
# Property prices rise
Property prices rise almost 7% in a single year, CSO figures show
Mortgage experts have warned that ‘property prices are really only going one way for the foreseeable future’.
# Dublin 4
Dublin nuns in planning battle to protect their right to 'worship in peace and safety'
Kerry man Derek Twiss is seeking planning permission to construct two apartments at Lansdowne Terrace.
# Cork
'Significant victory' for campaigners as planning permission for Bessborough apartments is refused
An Bord Pleanála said it is “not satisfied that the site was not previously used as, and does not contain, a children’s burial ground”.
# Cross Guns Bridge
Plan for 200 apartments in Phibsborough approved despite council opposition
Dublin City Council had recommended planning permission be refused on a number of grounds.
# Housing
Dublin city is a 'free for all' for vulture funds, Dáil told
Doherty read out some personal testimonies into the Dáil record from people who say they will never be able to save to buy their own home.
Vacant property tax targeted at institutional landlords who leave apartments lying empty under 'serious consideration'
Hundreds of top-end apartments in Dublin are lying empty despite a chronic shortage of rental stock.
# Cork
'It's a children's burial ground': Expert claims map of Bessborough site is correct
Survivors have criticised plans to build apartments at the site of a former mother and baby institution.
# Cork
Survivors call plan to build apartments at Bessborough site 'an abhorrent act of desecration'
The developer has said it is “highly unlikely” the land in question is a burial site, but that this can’t be ruled out.
# North Circular Road
Concern over bats' welfare cited by group opposed to plans for 18 apartments in Dublin
The case has been brought before the High Court.
# mother and baby home
Part of controversial plans for apartments at Bessborough refused planning permission
Survivors of Bessborough mother and baby home have welcomed the news.
# Housing
Cost of building apartments in Dublin falls by almost 9% over past three years
The report was published by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.
# Housing
Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis
In Dublin, house prices have decreased by 1.5%, while apartment prices increased by 1%.
# Raheny
Dublin City Council opposes plans for over 650 apartments beside St Anne's Park
The proposed development has long been opposed by local residents and politicians.
# Clongriffin
Gerry Gannon secures planning permission for over 1,400 apartments in north Dublin
One of the blocks reaches to 17 storeys in height comprising of 210 build to rent apartments.
# Raheny
Hundreds gather to oppose plan for over 650 apartments beside St Anne's Park in Dublin
A planning permission application to build the apartment complex on the site has been submitted.
'I've concerns about the level of tax they're paying': Property investment firms to be hit with tax avoidance clampdown tonight
New anti-avoidance measures are to be passed by the Dáil tonight.
# Dalkey
Pat Kenny loses battle against plans for apartment blocks beside family home
The Kennys led the local opposition against the plan with 17 other objections from locals also lodged.
# Housing Crisis
Bedsits of the future or part of the solution?: Minister says co-living flats are just another option for people
Plans to build a block of 208 studio dwellings which would see dozens of people sharing one kitchen have been criticised.
# Dublin
Plans lodged for 495 build-to-rent apartments at former Chivers factory site in Coolock
The apartment plans were lodged directly with ABP under fast-track planning laws.
# Donnybrook
'Simply unacceptable': Plans for apartments on former Magdalene Laundry site under fire
The new plan is to comprise of 44 apartments in three three-four storey apartment blocks.
# Dalkey
Pat Kenny emerges victorious in planning battle with developer as council turns down apartment plan
Pat Kenny and his wife Kathy objected to plans for apartment blocks and houses on a site adjacent to their home.
# Ballymun
Dublin City Council plotting €200 million funding for 'below market rent' apartment blocks
The proposed initial site for the Cost Rental Residential Project would be in Ballymun.
# Dublin
Site with planning permission for over 400 apartments on sale for €32 million
The vacancy rate in Dublin’s private rented sector has been below 2% for more than four years.
# Limerick
Attempt to stop Georgian house being replaced with 'crude and insensitive' apartment block
Campaigners say the possible demolition of Curragower House is “completely unwarranted”.
# housing summit
Plans for over 1,000 new 'fast track' apartments in Dublin and across the country announced
The announcement was made following the third Housing Summit.
# crisis
'They have nowhere to go': Leeside Apartments residents continue to fight mass evictions
The Residential Tenancies Board recently sided with the fund that owns the building.
# Housing Crisis
Minister: 'To solve the housing crisis, we need to build thousands of affordable apartments'
Minister Eoghan Murphy has claimed the cost of building apartments has dropped by as much as 15%.
# Accommodation
Irish aparthotel company Staycity planning tenfold expansion in Dublin by 2021
Staycity expects to have 1,500 apartments operating in Dublin by 2021.
# 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.
# recycling ramp up
A lot more people are getting a brown bin for recycling
The mandatory pay-by-weight scheme is to be scrapped.
# Dublin Living
Ireland's largest-ever portfolio of rental properties is on sale for €425m-plus
The four developments, which are yet to be finished, are scattered across Dublin.
# Dublin
Roof caves in at scene of major fire at Blanchardstown apartment block
The fire is raging at a block of apartments at Verdemont on the Snugborough Road.
# Apartment Life
A Denis O'Brien firm has the green light to build luxury apartments in south Dublin
Residents complained the five separate, five-story blocks would hurt the Donnybrook area.
# Harold's Cross
Plans to build over 100 apartments in south Dublin have been shot down
The council said that the plan from a well-known developer would overshadow existing properties.
Dublin County Council rejects planning permission for apartments as being "visually unacceptable"
The country’s biggest private landlord, Ires Reit, wanted to build the units at Sandyford in Dublin.
# luxury apartments
Take a look inside Taiwan's environmentally-friendly twisting tower
Trees and plants outside the building will absorb 130 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.