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Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# dublin 3
Green light for 785-unit apartment scheme in Fairview despite local opposition
The Council has granted planning permission for the apartment scheme after reducing the number of units from 811 to 785.
# spoons
Wetherspoon's plans 13-metre sound barrier at Camden St pub that closed after noise complaints
The pub firm shut down the beer garden in its Keaven’s Port hotel and gastropub after neighbours complained about noise.
# Wicklow
Wicklow council refuses planning permission for €40m boutique resort at Magheramore Beach
The Council refused planning permission on seven separate grounds.
# Labour Court
Nurse loses unfair dismissal case after she was fired for forging signature to get medication
The hospital dismissed the Clinical Nurse Manager for gross misconduct on 18 June 2021.
“The benefits of having gone from a D2 to an A1 have been multiple” - Why this homeowner wishes he’d retrofitted his home sooner
Read how one homeowner cut his energy bills and fossil fuel use thanks to a grant from SEAI.
Last month
May 2023
# Planning Permission
Green light for nine-storey, 245-bedroom 'lean luxury' hotel over Arnotts in Dublin
Dublin City Council stated that the scheme is “unlikely to impact negatively on the amenities of properties in the vicinity”.
# Dublin Hotels
Plans lodged for new seven storey hotel on Dublin city's Camden Row
Plans have also been lodged for a 10 storey extension of the Clayton Hotel in Dublin 2.
# Revenue
Foreign firm that holds distressed Irish loans loses bid to avoid €1m tax bill to Revenue
It follows the Tax Appeals Commission ruling that the firm is not entitled to be refunded the €1.09 million in Capital Gains Tax.
# Planning Permission
Appeals board turns down permission for Johnny Ronan 'build to rent' Appian Way scheme
The board found the proposal in Dublin would constitute overdevelopment of the site due to its height, scale and density.
Artisan bakers, zero waste pioneers, and agritech trailblazers are just some of the nominees for 2023’s National Enterprise awards
Local Enterprise Offices around the country have come together to celebrate and recognise various businesses innovating and performing exceptionally.
April 2023
# Co Kildare
Kildare man blocks Diageo's plans for a new €200 million brewery outside Newbridge
The sole objector believes that the brewery should instead be built in Athy.
# Limerick
Harsher sentences may be brought against companies fined over bridge worker’s deaths
Two companies were convicted and fined after pleading guilty to criminal charges relating to the deaths of two stonemasons.
# permission granted
DCC greenlights Dublin housing development but reduces height by two storeys
The scheme faced some local opposition and in an objection signed by more than 30 residents, it raised traffic concerns over the proposal.
# Dublin Docklands
Owners of CHQ building asked to scale back multi-stall food market expansion plans
The 19th-century building in Dublin’s Docklands is a listed structure.
# Swords
Appeals board grants planning for 780 units for North Dublin but refuses 100 units for Malahide
The plans for the Malahide units were refused due to a lack of provisions for public open space and other factors
# Clonsilla
Plans to build 2,300 homes in north Dublin given green light
This is the single largest development granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanála.
March 2023
# Housing
Planning permission refused for 'car dependent' houses in Balbriggan
An Bord Pleanála ruled the scheme would promote unsustainable transport modes.
# baldoyle
An Bord Pleanála refuses planning permission for over 1,000 north Dublin apartments
Planning permission for 173 residential units for a site near the Co Meath border was also refused.
# Ennis District Court
Mother appears in court charged with attempted murder of her daughter (8) in Co Clare
Judge Larkin last week remanded the accused in custody to appear via video-link to Ennis District Court today.
Sacking of TCD worker from €120k job after sexual assault case ‘not unfair’, says WRC
While the WRC adjudicator said there were flaws in the process that TCD utilised, he was ‘satisfied these flaws did not result in any actual unfairness to the complainant’.
DAA wins appeal over €5 million planning contribution demand from Fingal County Council
The contribution concerns a proposed development to replace airport parking for 13 aircraft which was removed due to the works on the north runway.
# parking prices
Visitors to National Children's Hospital to pay maximum charge of €10 for 24-hour parking
The private operator of the new hospital’s car park is to be required to make a “premium up-front payment” of €5 million to operate it.
# Customer House Quarter
Plans lodged to turn ground floor of CHQ building at IFSC into multi-stall food market
The CHQ building is located in the IFSC on Custom House Quay in Dublin.
February 2023
# compensation
Fuel station operator ordered to pay taxi driver €7.5k over alleged use of n-word by employee
The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.
# Metrolink
Owner of Woodies DIY object to Dublin Metrolink over 'unacceptable' impact on business
It’s been argued that the proposed works will permanently damage trade and severely impact the customer experience at the store.
# Blanchardstown
Smyths Toys, Harvey Norman, TK Maxx, Lifestyle Sports try to block €450m apartment scheme
The appeals board is due to make a decision on the appeal at the end of May.
# Stephen's Green
Objectors hit out at 'bland', 'generic' plans to redevelop St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre
Last month, Davy entity, DTDL Ltd lodge plans to rejuvenate the Dublin shopping centre.
# Gardaí
Labour Court finds age limit of 35 for new Garda job applicants is 'discriminatory'
Commissioner Harris told the Labour Court that he believed that an age cap of 35 for An Garda Síochána “is essential”.
# 3olympia
Green light for revamp of 3Olympia facade as owners back down on some planned changes
A large art deco arch no longer forms part of the proposal and LED screens are to be also omitted.
# Inquest
Date set for inquest into death of Coast Guard volunteer Caitriona Lucas
The inquest will be held on 12 April.
# Planning
Green light given for demolition of former Anglo-Irish Bank HQ building on St Stephen's Green
Dublin City Council has given the green light for the building of a seven storey office block in its place.
This year
# Clare
Man allegedly attacked his cousin with slash-hook in Ennis, court hears
Peter Molloy is charged with the assault causing harm of Eamon Quinn on 23 January.
# 3Olympia Theatre
3Olympia owners back down on key elements of facade overhaul after council raise concerns
A large art deco arch no longer forms part of the proposal.
# Dublin City
Plans re-lodged for €100 million rejuvenation of St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre
The City Council last month declared a previous application to be invalid on two grounds.
# build to rent
Dublin City Council refuses permission to Noel Smyth's 159 unit rental scheme above Arnotts
The council stated that the proposed scheme would be contrary to their aim of encouraging sustainable residential communities
Last year
# Liberties
Dublin City Council give green light for Diageo HQ scheme at Guinness Brewery lands
The building, which was once part of Guinness’s brewery operations, will extend to just under 13,000sq ft.
# with or without you
U2 members buy out partner company in group's 'world class' visitor centre proposal
Planning documents lodged with the scheme expect that the centre would attract around 390,000 U2 fans to the capital each year.
# Dublin
€100 million revamp plans for Stephen's Green shopping centre proposes adding two storeys
A report lodged with the plans states that most retail units at the “outdated” landmark shopping centre are too small and trade poorly.
# junior cycle
Ten students suspected of cheating in Junior Cert exams have results permanently withheld
The decision to withhold a result or marks is open to appeal.
# airbnb
Almost half of Airbnb's $6 billion in earnings last year were through Dublin firm
The main Irish arm of Airbnb returned to profit last year to record pre-tax profits of €116.85 million.
# Kerry
Danny Healy Rae's plant-hire firm posts record profit of €1.07 million
The record profit resulted in the company’s accumulated profits rising from €2.58 million to €3.65 million at the end of December last.
# Raheny
Appeal lodged over Council's refusal of planning permission for apartments near St Anne's Park
The refusal followed Dublin City Council receiving more than 230 objections against the proposal.