Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Planning Permission

This month
September 2023
Plans for 142-bedroom hotel within grounds of Howth Castle put on hold following appeal
Under the plans, the existing Deer Park Hotel will be completely demolished and replaced with the new building.
Last month
August 2023
Owners of Dublin hotel in planning row with council over building being painted grey
The Mont Hotel, located on a corner of Merrion Square, is a protected structure.
They get more attention, but NIMBYs usually lose out in the end to YIMBYs
The Journal found a lot of objections against housing projects across Ireland – but most developments were cleared to go ahead anyway.
Major property developer refused planning permission for over 300 homes in South Dublin
An Bord Pleanála rejected the application by Cairn Homes Properties to develop the scheme of 305 new housing units in Carrickmines.
This year
Inchicore development with 578 new homes given planning permission green light
The housing development site is located at Emmet Road (formerly St Michael’s Estate), Inchicore, Dublin 8.
Locals object after planning permission granted for 785 apartments in Dublin 3
The apartment blocks are planned for the grounds of St Vincent’s psychiatric hospital in Fairview.
Damien English 'disappointed and embarrassed' about planning controversy that led to resignation
‘I put my hand up, I gave the wrong information,’ said the former Fine Gael minister.
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.
Wicklow council refuses planning permission for €40m boutique resort at Magheramore Beach
The Council refused planning permission on seven separate grounds.
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”.
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.
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.
Over 28,700 units of large developments are awaiting An Bord Pleanála permission
That’s according to a report from consultants Mitchell McDermott.
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.
Property questions take out another minister but this resignation is different to the Troy saga
English’s resignation is solely due to a 2008 planning application.
Fine Gael TD Damien English resigned his position as Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment today.
The Meath West TD resigned solely due to a 2008 planning application in which he failed to declare he owned a house.
Public scrutiny of politicians’ ownership of housing has ramped up in recent months following the controversy surrounding TD Robert Troy and his properties.
Fine Gael TD Damien English resigns as junior minister after reports about property ownership
A fortnight of apologies and clarifications that led to Robert Troy's resignation
Last year
Planning permission sought for apartment buildings on site of former Mother and Baby Home
The burial place of 859 children who died at the Co Cork home is unknown.
New court to deal with planning and environmental issues approved by Government
Justice Minister Helen McEntee received permission to establish the court from the Cabinet today.
Concerns over Brent geese halt contentious 580 apartment scheme near St Anne's Park
Planning permission was refused on the sole grounds concerning the Brent Goose, which usually migrates here for the winter months.
Company behind controversial LED billboard to lower lighting this evening following complaints
At least one advertiser has pulled its ads due to the impact on residents.
Full transition to online planning system delayed until 2023
Last year, the Department of Housing said the system would be in place by June 2022.
South Dublin Council ban on further data centres being challenged in High Court
The data centre operator claims the ban contravenes national and regional policy on data centres, was unreasonable and irrational.
Trinity get go-ahead for 358 new student beds despite objections from local residents
Criticism of the location of the student accommodation has arisen, with residents saying it goes against the “spirit” of the local area.
An Bord Pleanála gives green light to construction of 202 houses and 182 apartments in Limerick
The homes will be built close to Limerick city.
Planning application for Dart+ West to be lodged 'later this summer'
Under Dart+ West, a new station would be built at Spencer Dock alongside a new access point to Connolly Station from Preston Street.
Landmark Quinn's pub building saved from Cork developer's wrecking ball
The appeals board refused planning permission, saying the building “makes a positive contribution to the streetscape character and identity of the area”.
Peat’s Sake: Leading company under EPA spotlight for potential unlicensed extraction
Noteworthy investigation reveals Klasmann-Deilmann Ireland is one of a dozen large-scale peat extractors currently being investigated by the environmental watchdog.
The Irish branch of peat giant Klasmann-Deilmann is being investigated by the EPA in relation to peat extraction in the Midlands, writes Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent
In June 2021, the EPA warned Klasmann it was of the view that the company was committing a serious and ongoing breach of EU environmental law
Almost a dozen other large-scale peat extractors are also under investigation by the environmental watchdog
Flats dubbed 'poor quality architecture' defended by senator in submission against LED billboard
The digital display would have an ‘adverse impact’ on residents, Dublin City Council said.
New Aldi supermarket for Finglas blocked over interference with Luas Green Line extension
The plans would have doubled the size of the existing supermarket and reduced the number of parking spaces.
Peat pressure: Industrial peat extraction in enforcement firing line
Historic problems revealed in crackdown on extraction without planning permission and EPA licensing.
Historic problems in enforcement of large-scale peat extraction in Ireland has led to the loss of precious bog, writes Niall Sargent
Noteworthy investigates the case of Harte Peat found to be operating in breach of EU law
12 other peat extractors are now also subject to ongoing EPA enforcement action
3Olympia may retain 'iconic' red exterior as Council rejects elements of planned changes to facade
The application sought to have the red exterior repainted grey as well as a new art deco arch built.
'To hell with the countryside': Fears in Galway about impact of proposed cap on one-off housing
A new County Development Plan is set to come into effect during the summer.
Pat Kenny calls on local council to refuse Bullock Harbour scheme over multiple concerns
The scheme seeks the demolition and clearance of the existing industrial single storey warehouses and sheds.
EPA ‘kicked the stool’ from under peat company seeking extraction licence, High Court hears
Harte Peat Ltd is seeking to overturn the EPA’s refusal to examine its applications for a licence it made in 2019.
Green light given for €75 million eight storey extension to Beacon Hospital
The scheme includes new A&E facilities and cancer care facilities.
Unlicensed peat extraction causing ‘irreversible’ environmental damage, High Court told
Environmental Protection Agency is seeking an injunction against Harte Peat Ltd to halt peat extraction in Westmeath.
All time
Proposed hotel at site of Dublin's Cobblestone pub refused planning permission
The pub itself is a protected structure, and according to the planning application, it would be retained as part of any development.
A useful guide to Ireland's planning system and how to have your say on proposed developments
News of two developments brought the system into focus again this week.
Plan to regenerate O’Connell Street and Moore Street unveiled
UK property developer Hammerson submitted planning applications today.
'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”.
Plan for 200 apartments in Phibsborough approved despite council opposition
Dublin City Council had recommended planning permission be refused on a number of grounds.