Clancourt accuses Limerick council of bias against plans for urban quarter
Developer owned by the Kenny family said refusal to allow Dooradoyle project raised ‘serious concerns’ over future of city centre
Clancourt, the property group owned by the Kenny family, has accused Limerick city authorities of “discriminating” against its plans to develop the Dooradoyle urban quarter in favour of protecting the city centre.
The group, which controls €250 million worth of property in Ireland, has plans to develop a large-scale residential and commercial project on lands beside the Crescent shopping centre in Limerick. The proposed development has been compared to Dundrum Town Centre.
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