Court rules in favour of developer in Raheny housing scheme case – The Irish Times

A developer has won its High Court challenge over An Bord Pleanála’s refusal of permission for a controversial development of 536 housing units on lands near St Anne’s Park in Raheny. In a 125 page judgment on Friday, Mr Justice David Barniville upheld the challenge by Crekav Trading GP Ltd, part of Pat Crean’s Marlet

Controversial housing legislation that Hourigan opposed passes in Seanad – The Irish Times

Controversial housing legislation that one Green Party TD voted against and a Green Minister of State abstained on has been passed by the Seanad by 29 votes to 11. The President is expected to consider and sign the legislation which is due to come into effect on Saturday August 1st. A key part of the

Developer successfully challenges decision by An Bord Pleanála to refuse permission for 536 housing units in north Dublin – Irish Examiner

A developer has won its High Court challenge over An Bord Pleanála’s refusal of permission for a controversial development of 536 housing units on lands near St Anne’s Park in Raheny. Mr Justice David Barniville upheld the challenge by Crekav Trading GP Ltd, part of Pat Crean’s Marlet group. He held that the Board’s reasons

Greens shaken as Joe O’Brien abstains and Hourigan votes against Government – The Irish Times

The Green Party is scrambling to respond this evening after one of their TDs voted against a Government Bill while one of their Ministers of State abstained. The future of TD Neasa Hourigan within the party appears to be in the balance after she resigned her position as party chief whip after voting against the

Future of Neasa Hourigan in doubt after voting against Government – The Irish Times

The future of TD Neasa Hourigan within the Green Party is in the balance this evening after she resigned her position as party chief whip after voting against the Government on a new Bill dealing with tenant’s rights. Ms Hourigan voted against the Government this afternoon on a Labour amendment to the Bill which would

Court asked to overturn planning go-ahead for housing project – Irish Examiner

Dublin Cycling Campaign (DCC) has asked the High Court to overturn a decision granting permission for a strategic housing development including 741 build-to-rent apartments on a site at the rear of Dublin’s Connolly Station. DCC Clg argues the development was wrongly categorised by An Bord Pleanála as a strategic housing development (SHD), with the effect

Tenancy Bill Q&A: Will my rent go up and can I be evicted now? – The Irish Times

Why is the Government putting forward a law now? Because the previous emergency ban on evictions and rent increases was due to end on August 2nd. The new Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien, said those rules could not continue indefinitely. When do the changes come into effect? The Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020, debated

Three women die in Dublin emergency accommodation in last week – Irish Examiner

Three women have died in emergency accommodation in Dublin in the last week. The Dublin Region Homeless Executive has confirmed a woman passed away at a facility in the capital on Saturday. Meanwhile, two others died within hours of each other at a centre in Finglas last Tuesday. Their deaths are not being treated as

Coronavirus UPDATE: No further deaths; 12 new cases; quarantine introduced for Spain to NI travellers – LMFM

It’s the fourth consecutive Sunday that no Covid-19-related deaths have been reported in Ireland. No further people diagnosed with Covid-19 in Ireland have died. Some 12 new cases of the virus have also been confirmed by the Department of Health this evening. The country’s death toll remains at 1,764 while the total number of known cases here

Renters financially impacted by Covid-19 can apply for eviction exemption – Irish Examiner

Renters financially impacted by Covid-19 can apply for eviction exemption. The scheme replaces the blanket ban on evictions which is in place until August 1. It will be available until January next year. Tenants must apply through the Residential Tenancies Board, while those who falsely declare could face criminal prosecution. Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien claims