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  • Data provider plans for €80m investment

    Author Lynda O'Donoghue Donnelly

    PLANNING permission has been lodged for a potential €80 million investment – which will bring almost 200 jobs to Grange Castle Business Park.Grange Castle business pk 1
    Cloud- and carrier-neutral collocation data service centre provider Interxion Ireland Limited submitted the application to South Dublin County Council this week.
    In December the council approved a plan to dispose of more than five acres of land in Grange Castle to the company for €1.2 million.
    The development is expected to create approximately 150 jobs initially with 40 full-time jobs upon completion.

    For the full story see page 16 of this week's Echo.

  • Gardaí deny any ‘physical interaction’ with man who was later found hanging

    Author Gareth Naughton

    THE father of a man who died by suicide told an inquest he believes his son took his own life because he was not “happy about how he was being treated by the State”. dublin coroners court
    Sean Divilly (26) from Thomond Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, was found hanging in a neighbour’s garden by his father on the morning of August 22, 2013.
    His mother, Joan Divilly, told Dublin Coroner’s Court that an hour before, her son arrived home upset and claiming he had been given a “hiding” by Gardaí.
    However, the inquest heard that a Garda Síochána Ombudsman investigation concluded there was “no physical interaction” between Mr Divilly and Gardaí at the scene of a single car accident earlier that morning.
    His father Sean Divilly Snr gave evidence he found his son at around 7.40am after his wife raised the alarm when she found a number of notes in the computer room.
    He said his son had been refused a licence to work in security by Gardaí. He had minor convictions for drink and drugs, he said.

    For more on this see page 24 of this week's Echo.

  • Go-ahead for social housing

    Author Laura Lyne

    A BLOCK of 45 apartments located in Springfield that have taken almost 10 years to complete are to be made available as social housing and used to accommodate the growing number of families on South Dublin County Council’s housing list.Apartments at St Marks pitches 1
    The Echo understands that the apartments, – located on Cookstown Road to the north of the Fortunestown Shopping Centre and beside playing pitches used by St Mark’s GAA Club – are set to be signed over to the council by the end of the year.
    A question was submitted by Cllr Charlie O’Connor at the recent meeting of the Tallaght Area Committee. He asked if there is any action open to the council under the derelict sites act to take enforcement action on the site.
    The council confirmed that works to complete the development are currently taking place on the site, with the first block of 23 units set to be completed by the third quarter of 2015 and the second block of 22 units to be completed by the end of the year.

    For more on this see page 12 of this week's Echo.

  • Green light for 120 bed residential nursing home

    Author Laura Lyne

    A RESIDENTIAL nursing home is set to be built on a site located on Hayden's Lane after planning permission was granted by South Dublin County Council.Haydens Lane 2
    The application, which was granted permission on February 10, is for the demolition of a two-storey factory building which is currently on the site and the construction of a 120 bedroom residential nursing home that will range in height from one-storey to three-storey.
    Also included in the application is the utilisation of existing car parking on the site, which has 38 spaces, and the use of the current vehicular access to the site.
    No third party objections were submitted against the application, and it was presented to the Lucan Area Committee on January 27 and was noted.