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If accepted, the development at the former Chivers factory in Coolock would be the biggest social housing project yet under the new ‘enhanced leasing scheme’ introduced last year. File photograph: Getty

The developers behind a controversial nine-storey scheme of almost 500 apartments in north Dublin have offered to lease the entire complex to the Stat(...)

Developer Andrew Gillick  has offered a complex of 471 apartments at the site of the former Chivers factory in Coolock to the State for social housing.

Plans for almost 500 apartments in blocks nine storeys tall in north Dublin that could be used for social housing have been described as “greedy” and (...)

“Intensive lobbying has been conducted at national and local level in favour of rezoning run-down, city-based industrial estates.” File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The rezoning of industrial brownfield sites in Dublin City may not produce an immediate flush of affordable homes or buy-to-let, high-rise apartments.(...)