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This week’s vital property news: A €28 million Garda HQ and a new development in the Docklands

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

Source: Daft

AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA will have a massive €28 million new headquarters in Galway in the next couple of years and NAMA has teamed up with Wexford County Council to house 19 families in a ‘spruced up’ former ghost estate.

What else is happening in property news? Here are all the main stories.

The Big Movers

New Garda Headquarters in Galway

Plans are in place for a new Garda headquarters in Galway. Simon Harris, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works said that the new building is designed for “a modern police force”. “I have no doubt that this new station will also greatly benefit the citizens of Galway,” he added. 

Nineteen families to be housed in Wexford

Nineteen families are to be provided with houses in Wexford under a new housing co-operative scheme in a collaboration by the National Association of Building Co-Operatives (NABCO), Wexford County Council and Nama.

Under Construction

Source: Department of Justice

  • Skibbereen in West Cork is on the road to becoming Ireland’s most high-tech town when a converted bakery will become the country’s first rural digital hub. More than 4,000 people will arrive in the town next week for National Digital Week, where the Ludgate Hub will be unveiled.
  • Renters decide whether to rent a property or not in as little as 60 seconds, according to this report.
  • Permission has been granted to Kennedy Wilson for a new development in Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin to deliver over 660,000 square feet of new space – including a 23 storey tower.

Source: Kennedy Wilson

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Fancy seeing what $39 million (nearly €40 million) can get you? Here you go: it’s a four-bedroom four-storey property in Nevada, USA.

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All photos Chase International

And Finally…

The Royal Institute of Architects Ireland has republished its housing policy, which focuses on four key areas – developing a new framework for sustainable communities, implementing new housing models, improving the current planning system, and protecting the consumer.

Read: Rents have hit an all-time high and the housing crisis is worsening

Also: A Dublin home used by Michael Collins as a safe house is for sale…

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