TCD to lodge new plans for student accommodation scheme for Dartry

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 18th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has given notice that it intends to lodge fresh plans for an eight storey 358 unit student accommodation scheme for Dartry in Dublin 6. An Bord Pleanala previously granted TCD the go-ahead for the student accommodation scheme at Trinity Hall in August 2020 despite local residents’ complaints over alleged late night, drunken rowdy behaviour by students …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 18 January]

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UCC Submits Further Information To City Council About Plans To Redevelop Landmark Former Cork Distillers’ Bottling Plant

Posted in Governance and administration on January 16th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“UCC has submitted further information to City Council about their plans to redevelop the landmark former Cork Distillers’ Bottling Plant on the North Mall. The information was supplied to the Council as part of a planning application which would see the Distillery Fields site subsumed by the Tyndall National Institute …” (more)

[Red FM, 15 January]

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Trees can be cleared for accommodation near UCD pending planning approval

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 15th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“A developer can carry out certain clearance works on a site for a €160 million student accommodation project near University College Dublin pending the hearing of a challenge to its planning permission, the High Court ruled …” (more)

[Irish Times, 14 January]

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UCC plan moves closer for ‘one of Ireland’s largest academic buildings’ in Cork city centre

Posted in Governance and administration on January 4th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork (UCC) has appointed architects as part of its plans for a brand new building for the Cork University Business School (CUBS), which it has said will contribute to the ‘regeneration and revitalisation’ of the city centre. The site is at the location of a former Brooks Haughton builder’s yard, between Copley Street, Union Quay and South Terrace …” (more)

[Sean Murray, Irish Examiner, 3 January]

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Concerns over plans to develop ‘new town’ at University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration on December 16th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Concerns have been expressed that the proposed development of a ‘new town’ on lands adjacent to the University of Limerick will impact ongoing developments in the city centre. A senior official at Limerick City and County Council has confirmed it’s engaging with UL and Clare County Council which is looking to establish a strategic development zone (SDZ) which would be a 200-acre extension of the existing campus …” (more)

[Frances Watkins, Limerick Leader, 15 December]

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Intensification of Cork’s purpose-built student accommodation gathers pace near UCC

Posted in Governance and administration on November 25th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Planning permission has been granted for a further tall, c €30million+, 243-bed student accommodation complex at Cork city’s Victoria Cross, on a former garage site which has been sold for €4.1 million. It features several blocks, including one of ten storeys, facing UCC’s own ongoing Crow’s Nest 255-bed facility …” (more)

[Tommy Barker, Irish Examiner, 24 November]

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Plans for Dun Laoghaire student accommodation meet with widespread opposition

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A proposed 276 unit student accommodation building in Dun Laoghaire has been opposed by locals, a nearby nursing home, An Taisce, and received criticism from IADTSU. The six-story building is intended as student accommodation for the Institute of Art, Design and Technology …” (more)

[Jamie McCarron, The College View, 18 November]

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Residents take legal challenge over 698-bed student accommodation near UCD

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 19th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A High Court judge has granted leave for a challenge aimed at overturning permission for a 698-bed student accommodation development in Goatstown, south Dublin. Two local residents have brought the judicial review case over An Bord Pleanála’s expedited permission in June for the eight-block development on the former site of Our Lady’s Grove school, some 850m from University College Dublin …” (more)

[Irish Times, 19 October]

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Using student accommodation for tourism is ‘contrary’ to Government policy

Posted in Governance and administration on September 24th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Turning student accommodation into rooms for tourists is ‘contrary’ to government policy at a time of an acute crisis, the Dáil has heard. Labour leader Alan Kelly told Tánaiste Leo Varadkar that, in Dublin, developers of luxury student apartments are now trying to change their planning permission so they can be used as hotels for tourists …” (more)

[Daniel McConnell, Irish Examiner, 23 September]

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Student accommodation schemes for Cork and Limerick get green light

Posted in Governance and administration on August 24th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Developers have secured the go-ahead for 561 student bed spaces in two separate developments in Cork and Limerick cities. In granting fast track planning in two separate cases on Monday, An Bord Pleanála has cleared the way for the construction by Cloncaragh Investments Ltd of 318 student bed spaces and 30 build-to-rent apartments containing an additional 104 bed spaces at Punches Cross in Limerick …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Irish Times, 23 August]

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Green light for plans for student accommodation complex in Cork city

Posted in Governance and administration on August 24th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Plans for a major student development in Cork city have been given the green light. Bellmount Development Limited has been granted planning permission from An Bord Pleanála for the demolition of existing structures on the site of Kelleher’s Auto Centre, Wilton Road, Victoria Cross, Bishopstown and the subsequent construction of 243 student bed spaces …” (more)

[EchoLive, 23 August]

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Athlone Institute of Technology may get multimillion euro upgrade

Posted in Governance and administration on August 20th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Athlone Institute of Technology is in line for a multimillion-euro upgrade as part of its elevation to university status. Longford developer and former Athlone IT graduate Mark Cunningham has lodged plans to construct a large-scale student campus as part of a development that is expected to exceed €100 million …” (more)

[Liam Cosgrove, Irish Times, 19 August]

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Minister urged to block student accommodation being used for tourists

Posted in Governance and administration on August 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Housing minister Darragh O’Brien has been urged to support legislation which would stop student accommodation being used for tourism. Student accommodation provider Uninest has been granted permission to temporarily use 571 student rooms at Grangegorman in Dublin as rooms for tourists until next May …” (more)

[Paul Hosford, Irish Examiner, 8 August]

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Council writes to Ulster University on location of Derry’s new Medical School complex

Posted in Governance and administration on August 5th, 2021 by steve

“Derry and Strabane Council is awaiting a response from Ulster University so discussions can begin on constructing a riverfront Medical School. It is expected the new Ulster University Medical School will be located on the banks of the River Foyle as previously proposed …” (more)

[Gillian Anderson, Derry Journal, 3 August]

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Concern at plan for multi-storey Limerick student complex

Posted in Governance and administration on June 25th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Concern has been expressed over plans to construct a multi-storey student accommodation development in the city. Despite An Bord Pleanala rejecting plans for a similar development last year, Cloncarragh Developments has returned with a fresh application. It’s been fast-tracked to An Bord Pleanala, because of the fact more than 100 units are planned …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 25 June]

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Council ‘open space’ motion could thwart plans for student housing

Posted in Governance and administration on May 26th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A developer who plans to build student accommodation has complained to the Planning Regulator after a move by county councillors that could thwart the development of a site in south Dublin. Fine Gael councillor Barry Saul has defended the rezoning of part of the site near UCD, at Goatstown, Dublin 14, for open space and points out that the Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) recently said that Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council had too much residential zoned land …” (more)

[Donal Buckley, Independent, 26 May]

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Ten-storey student apartment block planned for Cork’s Victoria Cross

Posted in Governance and administration on May 6th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Planning sought for €31m development of 40 student apartments, ranging in size from single-bed studio apartments to eight-bed apartments, comprising 243 bed spaces …” (more)

[Catherine Shanahan, Irish Examiner, 6 May]

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UCC redevelopment plans to double size of Tyndall institute and build bridge across River Lee

Posted in Governance and administration on April 25th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork (UCC) has lodged a planning application to double the size of the Tyndall National Institute by redeveloping a major site on Cork’s North Mall and building a new bridge crossing the River Lee. The university said the planned new research centre will allow Tyndall to rapidly transition from research into prototyping and manufacturing of various technologies …” (more)

[Alan Healy, Irish Examiner, 23 April]

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Planning Lodged For An Expansion Of The Tyndall National Institute Facilities On The North Mall

Posted in Governance and administration on April 24th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The investment will result in a doubling of researcher numbers at Tyndall to over 1,000 in the coming years. UCC has lodged a planning application with the City Council for an expansion of the Tyndall National Institute facilities on the North Mall …” (more)

[Red FM, 23 April]

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An Bord Pleanála ruling clears way for €48m UCD building inspired by the Giant’s Causeway

Posted in Governance and administration on April 8th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin has received planning approval for works which will facilitate a major expansion of its Belfield campus, including a €48m ’tilting towers’ landmark building at its main entrance on the N11 …” (more)

[Seán McCárthaigh,, 6 April]

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