Archive for the Planning and Architecture Category

Cube Homes: The Future of Housing?

By Geneva Pattison As property prices continue to soar in Dublin, the public are constantly looking for creative solutions to get their foot on the housing ladder – enter Cube Homes. These homes are stylishly-converted shipping containers fitted to your […]

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875 Social Units for Glass Bottle Site

 Peter McNamara On April 11th, An Bord Pleanála gave the go-ahead for the development of an “urban quarter” at the Glass Bottle site at Poolbeg. Crucially, plans for the benighted site will include 875 social and affordable homes. A total […]

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Revolutionising Housing with ‘Vienna Model’

By Peter McNamara Faced with soaring rents, limited supply, and ever-worsening homelessness, Dublin City Council has been looking to untried solutions to solve the city’s housing crisis. Brendan Kenny, the Council’s Deputy Chief Executive, recently spoke about the possibility of […]

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DCC Notes for April/May 2019

Compiled by Geneva Pattison The following motions and responses  were presented at the monthly meetings for the South East Area Committee held on April 8th and on May 13th.  11th April SEAC Notes. Due to the continued growth in office […]

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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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