Council to ban demolishing central Dublin buildings in climate move

Dublin City Council spokeswoman says it will encourage developers to retrofit rather than demolish in a bid to reduce carbon emissions

Dublin City Council’s approach to blocking demolition will rely on the terms set out in the Dublin City Development Plan, which is in effect up to 2028, to justify its decision-making

Developers will be blocked from demolishing buildings in central Dublin under a new citywide response to climate change rules.

Property sector professionals have said the council has started to indicate to building owners that stricter rules around what structures can be demolished will be imposed to help the city mitigate the effect of development on climate change.

Rules already exist to restrict the demolition of buildings designated as protected structures in Ireland. The new Dublin ...