Irish Construction News and Insights: Weekly Roundup

Did you miss out on the headlines that made through this week in the world of construction? We have got the perfect catch-up doze for you.

“Call for new Dublin train station to service development of 40,000 homes”

The proposed new City Edge development of 40,000 homes at Dublin’s Naas Road could be five minutes from Heuston station and 10 minutes to the city center by train if there was an investment in new rail infrastructure, a conference has heard.

Mick Mulhern, head of planning with South Dublin County Council, said significant public transport investment was required to unlock the potential of the 700-hectare site which could provide enough homes for up to 85,000 people and 75,000 jobs.

The Luas line in the Naas Road. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Read the full article by Irish Times here at: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/call-for-new-dublin-train-station-to-service-development-of-40-000-homes-1.4688133?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Fnews%2Fireland%2Firish-news%2Fcall-for-new-dublin-train-station-to-service-development-of-40-000-homes-1.4688133

“Region to host Ireland’s first renewable energy business park”

Data centers and other high demand energy users are expected to be attracted to project

Bord na Móna has announced it is to develop Ireland’s first dedicated renewable energy business park on 3,000 hectares of its landbank across parts of Westmeath, Offaly, and Meath

The Bord na Móna Energy Park will be developed across peatlands close to Junction 3 of the M6 motorway at Rochfortbridge in Westmeath

Read the full article by Meath Chronicle here at: https://www.meathchronicle.ie/2021/09/27/region-to-host-irelands-first-renewable-energy-business-park/

“Financing secured for €150m Oweninny wind farm project”

Bord na Móna and ESB have secured financing for the €150 million Oweninny wind farm project in north county Mayo. 

The project is to be financed with long-term debt from a consortium of banks including AIB, BNP Paribas and the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Located between Crossmolina and Bangor Erris, the development adjoins the State’s first commercial wind farm – Bord na Móna’s Bellacorrick wind farm – and Phase 1 of Oweninny (89MW) which was commissioned in 2019.

Work on the ESB-Bord na Móna wind farm project near the Oweninny river. Photograph: Conor McKeown

Read the full article by Irish times here at: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/energy-and-resources/financing-secured-for-150m-oweninny-wind-farm-project-1.4682662