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Dublin's water supply could run out in 70 days: 5 things to know in property this week

And work on Cork’s massive Horgan Quay development is set to kick off in the next fortnight.

THE PROPERTY WORLD moves quickly. With new acquisitions, developments and vital information making headlines each week, it can be hard to keep track of everything.

This week, there are Irish Water has us all warned, and some 200 new homes could get the green light way out west. Here’s our five-minute digest of the biggest stories that’ll keep your finger on the pulse.

1. Irish Water issue warning following drought

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Dublin’s water supply could be emptied within 70 days thanks to the recent spell of dry weather, says Irish Water.

The company has been “closely monitoring” water levels in the Poulaphuca Reservoir, which is fed by the River Liffey, since the beginning of the recent drought period.

2. State’s new data centre could be delayed by its own planning rules

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The Irish State is hoping to build a €30 million data centre in Kildare, but it has flagged the state planning system as one of the project’s risks.

No demolition work is required on the Celbridge site, but the Office of Public Works highlighted that the development will be subject to the statutory planning process.

3. Cork’s Horgan Quay development to start in two weeks

Work on a massive hotel and office development in Cork is due to start before the end of the month, reports The Evening Echo.

The Horgan Quay development could take four years to complete and would consist of eight buildings, with 237 apartments, a hotel and 400,000 sq ft of offices.

4. Agri-tech firm to build Meath research hub

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Davenish plans to build a new research hub in after it sealed a long-term funding deal worth €118 million.

The Belfast agri-tech firm says the funding will be used to construct a purpose-built innovation centre in Dowth, Co Meath, and to use the site to house all the activities that are part of its research, development and innovation programme.

5. Plans for 200 new homes in Co Galway village

Plans for nearly 200 new homes in Barna, Co Galway have been submitted to An Bord Pleanála.

If approved, it is understood that up to 150 jobs would be created during construction with the first phase of homes being launched at the beginning of next year, says Enda Cunningham for The Connacht Tribune.

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