UCD applies to fast-track provision of 3,000 student beds

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“An application for a €300 million on-campus accommodation complex for 3,000 more students at University College Dublin (UCD) has been submitted to An Bord Pleanála for ‘fast-track’ planning approval. The State’s largest university has become the first applicant to use the new Strategic Housing Development system …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 25 September]

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UCD wants to fast-track plans for thousands of student beds

Posted in Governance and administration on September 23rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“UCD wants to fast-track planning permission for more than 3,000 student beds under Government measures aimed at ending the housing crisis. The university has formally signalled its intention to bypass normal procedures by applying directly to An Bord Pleanála for the substantial on-campus development …” (more)

[Kevin Doyle, Independent, 23 September]

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USI Condemns Dublin City Councillor’s Vote Preventing Student Accommodation Planning During Crisis

Posted in Governance and administration on September 20th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) today condemns a vote by Dublin City Councillors last night for applicants to submit evidence demonstrating that there is not an over-concentration of student accommodation within an area, including a map showing all such facilities, from 0.25km to 1km of a proposal in Dublin …” (more)

[Daniel Waugh, Union of Students in Ireland, 20 September]

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Controls on student housing ‘justified’ after ‘avalanche’ of student accommodation in parts of Dublin’s inner city

Posted in Governance and administration on September 14th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“An ‘avalanche’ of student accommodation in parts of Dublin’s inner city justifies plans to impose tighter planning controls around such developments, a councillor has claimed. Críona Ní Dhálaigh is supporting proposed changes to planning guidelines in the city council area, which would mean the existence of other student accommodation within a 1km-radius should be considered when new developments are being planned …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 14 September]

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City student accommodation provider wants option to rent to tourists

Posted in Governance and administration on September 8th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The owners of a building, which is set to become student accommodation in the city centre, is hoping to change condition of planning permission. An Bord Pleanála granted permission for the student accommodation at the Webworks building at Fairgreen Road earlier this year …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 7 September]

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Concerns over purpose-built student housing in Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration on August 30th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Concern has been raised by business leaders about moves that could restrict the provision of badly-needed student accommodation in Dublin city centre. Councillors will get a report from planning officials soon before voting on the proposal that could make it harder to get permission for purpose-built student housing …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 30 August]

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Moves to restrict student housing must be opposed – Ibec

Posted in Governance and administration on August 29th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today called on Government to oppose and prevent measures under consideration by Dublin City Council to restrict student accommodation. The proposal seeks to provide planning authorities with an additional basis to oppose the building of student accommodation …” (more)

[Ibec, 29 August]

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What Would the Oisín House Project Actually Have Looked Like?

Posted in Governance and administration on August 4th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Last Friday, An Bord Pleanála rejected Trinity’s bid to progress with the development of Oisín House into a 280-bedroom accommodation complex, after an appeal by An Tasice. With An Taisce’s complaints that the new building would disrupt the ‘scale and balance’ of the area accepted by the Board …” (more)

[Dominic McGrath, University Times, 3 August]

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Redesigned Plans of €70 million Business School Submitted to Council

Posted in Governance and administration on July 4th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Redesigned plans of Trinity’s new €70 million business school were presented to a series of public meetings this evening, several months after the original redesign was rejected in pre-planning consultation …” (more)

[Edmund Heaphy, University Times, 3 July]

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41 homes to be knocked to make way for Galway’s new bypass

Posted in Governance and administration on May 8th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“… NUI Galway also raised concerns about the route, which cuts through the hurling pitch and a training area with planning permission for a floodlit facility. A university spokesperson said the chosen route would have a very significant impact …” (more)

[Caroline Crawford, Independent, 8 May]

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Galway residents to hear details of N6 project

Posted in Governance and administration on May 7th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Land and home owners along the proposed route of a new road through Galway, aimed at easing congestion flow, will be informed about the plans by post this morning. The N6 Galway Transport Project aims to ease driving conditions in Galway city and assist the flow of traffic to and from Connemara and the western suburbs …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 7 May]

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Architects oppose bypass route affecting NUIG

Posted in Governance and administration on April 13th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Architects have come out against plans to route the new city bypass through the campus of NUI Galway. Representatives of seven architects firms who were involved in the design of buildings at NUIG and a ‘master plan’ for its future expansion, have opposed another bridge and road through the campus …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Galway City Tribune, 12 April]

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Students launch petition against N6 Transport Project

Posted in Governance and administration on April 7th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway students have joined together to launch an online petition against the proposed routes of the N6 Galway City Transport Project. The petition calls on the NRA, Arup, National Roads Development Office, Galway County Council, and Galway City Council to ‘see reason’ and send the proposed route options back to the drawing board …” (more)

[Galway Independent, 4 April]

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City bypass ‘potentially disastrous’ for NUIG

Posted in Governance and administration on March 30th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A bypass route dissecting NUI Galway’s lands would be ‘potentially disastrous’, the university’s President has warned. Dr Jim Browne said that two of the routes in particular would be ‘very dangerous’ – because they would cut through the sports pitches or run parallel to the Quincentenary Bridge …” (more)

[Enda Cunningham, Galway City Tribune, 29 March]

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‘Beyond your powers’

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on March 11th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A bid to protect two of Galway City’s key economic drivers, NUI Galway and Galway Racecourse, could undermine all future infrastructural projects in the city …” (more)

[Lorraine O’Hanlon, Galway Independent, 11 March]

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NUI Galway Announces Opposition to Galway City Transport Project

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway will this week submit its opposition to proposals in the Galway City Transport Project. The University, which is central to the life of the city and surrounding region, is one of the major employers in the city; it hosts a population of over 20,000 students and staff and has invested €400m over the last decade in capital development …” (more)

[NUI Galway, 5 March]

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We should ensure there is not too much of an overlap in provision of courses

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on May 3rd, 2011 by steve

“Many years ago I was a law student. I took the Legal Science course (as it was then called) in Trinity College Dublin but if I had wanted I could have gone to UCD or UCC. Back then these were the colleges offering law. Anyone contemplating the subject today has a bewildering choice of institutions …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Irish Times, 3 May]

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DCU to mirror Gateway expansion

Posted in Governance and administration on October 28th, 2008 by steve

“Dublin City University is drawing up plans for a major expansion of the college campus which will mirror the Gateway scheme planned for University College Dublin on the southside. Dublin City councillors were told by city manager John Tierney recently that the college is planning to develop office, hotel, retail and leisure space on part of its lands in Glasnevin as well as educational buildings …” (more)

[An Irish Town Planner’s Blog, 27 October]

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