Legal challenge over former Eason’s warehouse withdrawn

Local residents sought to quash the fast-track approval of the Crumlin site scheme

A legal challenge moved by local residents over An Bord Pleanála’s permission for 282 apartments on the site of the former Eason’s warehouse in Crumlin, south Dublin, has been withdrawn.

Brickfield Drive residents Eoin Joy, Pat Lenihan, David Ryan and Garry Saunders had initiated in October a judicial review application seeking to quash the fast-track approval of the scheme. However, when the case came before Mr Justice Richard Humphreys on Monday their counsel said the application could be struck out with no order made as the matter had been resolved.

Durkan (Brickfield Drive) Ltd received planning permission in August from An Bord Pleanála as a strategic infrastructure development, meaning it bypassed the local council in the planning process. Thirty-one submissions had been lodged with the board concerning the scheme.

The €60 million Brickfield Drive scheme has permission for four apartment blocks ranging in height from four to 10 storeys and a childcare facility.


The scheme is made up of 126 one-bed units, 155 two-bed units and one studio. Dublin City Council is to purchase 28 of the units for an undisclosed sum.

The judicial review application, which was struck out on Monday with no orders made, had been taken against An Bord Pleanála, Ireland and the Attorney General.

Ellen O'Riordan

Ellen O'Riordan

Ellen O'Riordan is High Court Reporter with The Irish Times