Archive for the Planning and Architecture Category

Donnybrook Magdalene Laundry About To Disappear?

By Eoin Meegan Only last month Dublin City Council gave the green light for the demolition of the former Magdalene Laundry at the Crescent, Donnybrook, to make way for 44 new apartments. For over 150 years women and girls who […]

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IGB site: New housing development likely to exclude most locals

By Peter McNamara The Irish Glass Bottle Site has a long history in Ringsend. For over a hundred years it was a place of work and prosperity, where three generations of a family might find themselves gainfully employed. After the […]

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DCC Notes for February / March 2019

Compiled by David Prendeville The South East Area Committee (SEAC) held their most recent monthly meetings on February 11th and March 11th. The following is a compilation of some of the main issues, relevant to the local area, that were […]

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Is Donnybrook becoming a ghost town?

By Eoin Meegan A spate of shop closures over the last few years in Donnybrook has given rise to some concern that the once-thriving village is in danger of turning into a ghost town, or worse, a signpost on the […]

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Protests to Save Housing Deal

By Peter McNamara On Saturday March 3rd over a hundred members of the Irish Glass Bottle Housing Action Group gathered along Sean Moore road, in front of the high metal barriers of the Poolbeg West Strategic Development Zone (SDZ). The […]

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With or Without You: U2 Visitor Centre goes ahead but not hotel

By Alexander Kearney No sleight of hand, but a twist of fate means that U2 have finally been granted permission for a Visitor Centre on Nos 15 -18 Hanover Quay, while their neighbour and former business partner, Harry Crosbie has […]

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Eglinton development shaping up for battle

By Alexander Kearney In late January, a highly contested apartment scheme backed by Avestus Capital in the heart of Donnybrook was finally granted permission by the City Council. The proposed seven-storey development at the corner of Eglinton road and Donnybrook […]

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Shore leave at the sea shore

By Kathrin Kobus Early autumn last year, a sign was put up at a small tree on the green triangle between the footpaths near the beach in Sandymount regarding an application to the DCC to build a new playground. The […]

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Facebook: The Next Storey

By Alexander Kearney Almost immediately after winning permission to make dramatic changes to its new Ballsbridge complex, Facebook has now applied for permission to add another storey to the front two ranges for its new headquarters opposite the RDS. The […]

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DCC Notes for December 2018 / January 2019

By Alexander Kearney December 10th SEAC Notes On the 10th December 2018 the monthly South East Area Committee (SEAC) meeting took place with Rose Kenny attending as South East Area Manager, and Ruairí McGinley (Ind) in the role of Chair. […]

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