Unauthorised demolition Dublin 8


#1

Owner illegally demolished a semi-d at 18 O’Donovan Road, Dublin 8 and left it looking like this.
[**'MY NEIGHBOUR DEMOLISHED HIS WHOLE HOUSE WHILE MY SEMI-D WAS STILL ATTACHED’* * (https://extra.ie/2018/09/30/news/real-life/dublin-house-demoloiton-neighbour-south-circular-road)
‘I’m in complete disbelief with the planning enforcement in DCC. He’s in serious breach and they’re doing nothing.’

Neighbours are having protests outside


#2

Yikes! I used to live next street over


#3

Legally, can one *ever *demolish a semi-D or end-of-terrace in Ireland?

It seems like a rather extreme extension of someone else’s property rights over yours.

I’ve seen it done in other countries. With much colder climates too.


#4

I see no reason why not (assuming sufficient safety).

Pop the address into the ‘Location’ to see the planning.

dublincity.ie/swiftlg/apas/run/wphappcriteria.display


#5

It doesn’t look ike this developer is big into the planning side of things


#6

More likely the demolition crew misunderstood the order, and thought the whole building was to come down.
English was probably not their first language.


#7

Did you read the story in that paper? Does it read like this was a miscommunication!
This is Ireland after all


#8

I don’t understand how a QS could think it was a good, profitable, technically feasible idea (leaving aside the moral/legal aspects)


#9

Money has been known to be an influence in the past