Property march continues as Doyle family expand in Cabinteely

Planning lodged for 45 apartments and 12 houses in the village


The march of development continues into the south county suburbs with Cabinteely the latest village to be targeted for a substantial residential scheme. A planning application has been lodged for the redevelopment of a key 0.55 hectare (1.36 acre) site at the heart of Cabinteely village. The Brennanstown Co-Ownership is seeking permission to build a large apartment block fronting onto Brennanstown Road and Old Bray Road comprising 45 units, along with a terrace of 12 three-bed houses to the rear.

In all, the apartment block would house 10 one-bed units (46-48sq m), 26 two-beds (73-86sq m) and nine three-beds (96-108sq m). The houses, each three-storeys high, would range from 141sq m to 147sq m in size.

The site adjoins the Watermint apartment development that was built by another co-ownership, known as the Cabinteely Partnership, which is understood to have comprised brother and sister team Ruth and Neil Monahan, who are the children of businesswoman Eileen Monahan, daughter of the late hotelier PV Doyle.

But who are the Brennanstown Co-Ownership? The Companies Registrations Office has no record of any such business name, and the planning application doesn’t refer to the individuals involved. Their registered address according to the planning application is a private residence on Burlington Road, Dublin 4, which was acquired by a “Mr and Mrs Doyle” in recent years, as stated in planning records relating to that house. Land Registry records suggest that the unnamed couple is Michael Doyle (a son of PV Doyle), and his wife. Could they be the mystery co-owners of the new Cabinteely scheme, or form part of a larger group of co-owners?

The development is just one of a number of property developments linked to members of the Doyle family. Ann Roche, PV Doyle’s daughter, and members of her immediate family obtained planning permission last year for a luxury apartment development at 53 Percy Place in Dublin 4, but this decision has been appealed by neighbours. PV Doyle’s other son, David, has ambitions to redevelop Thornhill House, the family’s long-time home in Mount Merrion, into a 47-unit scheme but was refused permission by the local council last year, a decision he has since appealed.