How do you build a new Dublin town?

South Dublin was first of the mark with a SDZ development in Adamstown

  Homes  under construction in Adamstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Homes under construction in Adamstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Shannon in Co, Clare was for decades the State’s only modern planned town. Developed throughout the 1970s alongside Shannon Airport and the Shannon Free Zone industrial estate, it finally got its town status in 1982.

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