A planning application to develop Ireland’s newest town centre has been lodged with South Dublin County Council. Adamstown Central will cost more than €1.2bn to develop and will be equivalent in size to Dundalk. In April of last year the Taoiseach opened Adamstown’s train station, it is currently used by the 500 or so residents that live there, but in 15 years time 30,000 people will live in the area and today’s development is about meeting their needs. The 20 acre Adamstown Central will include public buildings, healthcare facilities, places of worship, shops and a library which will be called an ‘idea store’. Planning will be fast tracked under strategic development zone legislation and in theory work could start in around two months time, in reality it will be later this year before Castlethorn Construction begins work in Adamstown. The development will take around three years to complete.