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#An Bord Pleanála

# an-bord-pleanala - This week 27th November 2022 - 1st December 2022

Permission for Meath data centre is breach of neighbour's constitutional rights, court told
# Courts
# Courts

Permission for Meath data centre is breach of neighbour's constitutional rights, court told

Tue 9:06 PM 21,405 Views 0 Comments

Mannix and Amy Coyne claim An Bord Pleanála’s decision to grant planning permission for the centre is flawed and should be set aside.

# an-bord-pleanala - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Construction firm ordered to pay €3,000 over ‘technical breach’ in O'Rahilly house demolition
# The O'Rahilly
# The O'Rahilly

Construction firm ordered to pay €3,000 over ‘technical breach’ in O'Rahilly house demolition

Nov 22nd 2022, 6:00 PM 28,434 Views 0 Comments

The building was once home to 1916 Rising leader Michael Joseph O’Rahilly.

Justice Department's Oonagh Buckley appointed as interim chair of An Bord Pleanála
# Cabinet Appointment
# Cabinet Appointment

Justice Department's Oonagh Buckley appointed as interim chair of An Bord Pleanála

Nov 22nd 2022, 1:49 PM 8,817 Views 0 Comments

It comes less than a month on from the retirement of Dave Walsh as chairperson.

# an-bord-pleanala - Last month November 2022

Planning permission sought for apartment buildings on site of former Mother and Baby Home
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

Planning permission sought for apartment buildings on site of former Mother and Baby Home

Nov 16th 2022, 6:37 PM 13,451 Views 7 Comments

The burial place of 859 children who died at the Co Cork home is unknown.

An Bord Pleanála chair to retire early on family grounds following tumultuous period for board
# Dave Walsh
# Dave Walsh

An Bord Pleanála chair to retire early on family grounds following tumultuous period for board

Updated Nov 3rd 2022, 1:48 PM 39,810 Views 0 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien will move to appoint a new chairperson.

# an-bord-pleanala - October October 2022

Prosecution for developers who demolished 1916 O'Rahilly house to be 'resolved'
# Herbert Park
# Herbert Park

Prosecution for developers who demolished 1916 O'Rahilly house to be 'resolved'

Oct 25th 2022, 3:13 PM 31,035 Views 0 Comments

The house was bulldozed in September 2020 to use the site for a 12-storey apartment and hotel development

Mater Hospital gets green light for nine-storey Covid expansion despite An Taisce objection
# Mater Hospital
# Mater Hospital

Mater Hospital gets green light for nine-storey Covid expansion despite An Taisce objection

Oct 20th 2022, 1:08 PM 18,342 Views 12 Comments

The hospital has said the development will increase its ICU capacity.

Government formally submits application for second emergency power station in Dublin
# Emergency Power
# Emergency Power

Government formally submits application for second emergency power station in Dublin

Oct 13th 2022, 4:30 PM 21,117 Views 28 Comments
  • The proposed Huntstown facility is expected to provide approximately 50 megawatts to the Irish grid.
  • EirGrid has predicted that Ireland will face electricity shortages over the next ten years.
  • Electricity demand is expected to rise, particularly with the increase in number of data centres in Ireland.
Housing Minister says planning applications should not be decided by courts
# Housing
# Housing

Housing Minister says planning applications should not be decided by courts

Oct 6th 2022, 5:57 PM 15,358 Views 28 Comments

Darragh O’Brien also said that people need to stop objecting to planning applications for housing developments.

Report says An Bord Pleanála in need of 'urgent reform' as government adopts recommendations
# An Bord Pleanála
# An Bord Pleanála

Report says An Bord Pleanála in need of 'urgent reform' as government adopts recommendations

Updated Oct 4th 2022, 2:32 PM 14,209 Views 0 Comments

The report includes 11 recommendations aimed at restoring public confidence in the Board and ensuring effectiveness in the planning system.

# an-bord-pleanala - September September 2022

Planning application submitted for 'ambitious' Dublin Metrolink
# Metrolink
# Metrolink

Planning application submitted for 'ambitious' Dublin Metrolink

Sep 30th 2022, 2:12 PM 21,535 Views 35 Comments

While the ‘precise’ cost of the project is not yet known, the ‘central’ estimate is €9.5 billion.

Pierce Brosnan joins 'Save the Boyne' campaign against wastewater dumping in river
# An Bord Pleanála
# An Bord Pleanála

Pierce Brosnan joins 'Save the Boyne' campaign against wastewater dumping in river

Sep 19th 2022, 3:16 PM 15,875 Views 3 Comments

A decision was due on the appeal today but has been delayed.

Sinn Féin's Ó Broin calls for urgent reform of An Bord Pleanála amid ‘deep, deep crisis’
# Planning
# Planning

Sinn Féin's Ó Broin calls for urgent reform of An Bord Pleanála amid ‘deep, deep crisis’

Sep 15th 2022, 3:23 PM 12,069 Views 14 Comments

The housing minister outlined steps being taken to address issues at the planning body in the Dáil today.

South Dublin County Council votes no confidence in An Bord Pleanála
# An Bord Pleanála
# An Bord Pleanála

South Dublin County Council votes no confidence in An Bord Pleanála

Sep 13th 2022, 8:45 PM 22,981 Views 0 Comments

A motion was brought forward by Cllr Liam Sinclair yesterday.

Appeals board green light Aughinish Alumina expansion despite environmental concerns
# Limerick
# Limerick

Appeals board green light Aughinish Alumina expansion despite environmental concerns

Sep 7th 2022, 8:13 AM 16,504 Views 0 Comments

An Bord Pleanala have denied that any environmental issues are likely.

Appeal lodged against two new data centres in Clondalkin, despite local ban
# Data Centres
# Data Centres

Appeal lodged against two new data centres in Clondalkin, despite local ban

Sep 1st 2022, 5:11 PM 18,157 Views 14 Comments

The project was initially approved by South Dublin County Council in early August.

# an-bord-pleanala - August August 2022

Campaigners 'outraged' over plan to build 420 apartments on Bessborough mother and baby home site
# Bessborough Home
# Bessborough Home

Campaigners 'outraged' over plan to build 420 apartments on Bessborough mother and baby home site

Aug 25th 2022, 6:24 PM 18,608 Views 18 Comments

Plans were lodged with An Bord Pleanála earlier this year by Estuary View Enterprises.

Planning regulator launches further review of An Bord Pleanála following controversy
# An Bord Pleanála
# An Bord Pleanála

Planning regulator launches further review of An Bord Pleanála following controversy

Aug 24th 2022, 2:38 PM 12,959 Views 0 Comments

The review will be carried out by senior counsel Conleth Bradley.

Appeal lodged over development of €100 million solar farm near Punchestown Racecourse
# An Bord Pleanála
# An Bord Pleanála

Appeal lodged over development of €100 million solar farm near Punchestown Racecourse

Aug 19th 2022, 6:45 AM 28,237 Views 36 Comments

There had previously been objections from multiple stakeholders in the horseracing industry.

Timeline: How the An Bord Pleanála controversy went from the Dáil to the DPP
# Planning Matters
# Planning Matters

Timeline: How the An Bord Pleanála controversy went from the Dáil to the DPP

Aug 16th 2022, 6:26 PM 14,791 Views 0 Comments

The report by senior counsel Remy Farrell has also been sent to Sipo and the gardaí.

Minister refers An Bórd Pleanala report to Director of Public Prosecutions
# Planning
# Planning

Minister refers An Bórd Pleanala report to Director of Public Prosecutions

Aug 15th 2022, 10:06 PM 30,926 Views 0 Comments

The report by Remi Farrell SC looked in to a number of decisions made by An Bórd Pleanala.

# an-bord-pleanala - July July 2022

Housing Minister receives report into alleged conflicts of interest at An Bord Pleanála
# An Bord Pleanála
# An Bord Pleanála

Housing Minister receives report into alleged conflicts of interest at An Bord Pleanála

Jul 28th 2022, 9:55 PM 14,716 Views 0 Comments

It comes just weeks after Deputy Chair of An Bord Pleanála, Paul Hyde, resigned.

Trinity get go-ahead for 358 new student beds despite objections from local residents
# Trinity College
# Trinity College

Trinity get go-ahead for 358 new student beds despite objections from local residents

Jul 16th 2022, 8:00 AM 40,056 Views 17 Comments

Criticism of the location of the student accommodation has arisen, with residents saying it goes against the “spirit” of the local area.

An Bord Pleanála fully recognises reputational damage caused by recent allegations, says chair
# An Bord Pleanála
# An Bord Pleanála

An Bord Pleanála fully recognises reputational damage caused by recent allegations, says chair

Jul 14th 2022, 6:20 AM 12,962 Views 0 Comments

former deputy chairperson of ABP, Paul Hyde, resigned over the weekend.

Public Accounts Committee to examine financial statements of An Bord Pleanála
# Public Accounts Committee
# Public Accounts Committee

Public Accounts Committee to examine financial statements of An Bord Pleanála

Jul 13th 2022, 4:23 PM 7,405 Views 4 Comments

The planning body received €19.2 million in Exchequer funding in 2020 and recorded a net deficit of €2.6 million the same year.

Deputy Chair of An Bord Pleanála resigns amid investigation into alleged conflicts of interest
# An Bord Pleanála
# An Bord Pleanála

Deputy Chair of An Bord Pleanála resigns amid investigation into alleged conflicts of interest

Updated Jul 9th 2022, 4:12 PM 41,544 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson for the Department of Housing confirmed that Paul Hyde had resigned.

# an-bord-pleanala - This year 2022

ABP controversy has potential to erode public confidence in planning system, says professional body
# Planning
# Planning

ABP controversy has potential to erode public confidence in planning system, says professional body

Jun 7th 2022, 7:52 PM 19,366 Views 0 Comments

The Irish Planning Institute says review must be completed ‘thoroughly and without any undue delay’.

High Court challenges brought against planning permission for 1,000 homes in Dublin
# Courts
# Courts

High Court challenges brought against planning permission for 1,000 homes in Dublin

Jun 7th 2022, 5:13 PM 30,741 Views 0 Comments

The actions relate to planning permission granted by An Bord Pleanála for residential units in Leopardstown and Walkinstown.

Inquiry into An Bord Pleanála's deputy chair to review three planning decisions
# Planning
# Planning

Inquiry into An Bord Pleanála's deputy chair to review three planning decisions

May 12th 2022, 12:01 PM 9,317 Views 0 Comments

Senior counsel Remy Farrell has six weeks to carry out his report.

Terms of reference being finalised for An Bord Pleanála decisions review, says Taoiseach
# An Bord Pleanála
# An Bord Pleanála

Terms of reference being finalised for An Bord Pleanála decisions review, says Taoiseach

May 11th 2022, 2:17 PM 4,878 Views 0 Comments

Paul Hyde has temporarily stepped back from his role as two separate probes into his decisions continue.

Review of certain An Bord Pleanála decisions 'needs to be done quickly' as deputy chair steps back temporarily
# An Bord Pleanála
# An Bord Pleanála

Review of certain An Bord Pleanála decisions 'needs to be done quickly' as deputy chair steps back temporarily

Updated May 10th 2022, 1:02 PM 14,832 Views 0 Comments

Paul Hyde, who has been in the role since 2019, has denied the allegations.

Planning permission granted for 419 apartments in south Dublin despite local objections
# Cornelscourt
# Cornelscourt

Planning permission granted for 419 apartments in south Dublin despite local objections

Apr 20th 2022, 3:30 PM 60,584 Views 44 Comments

Over 50 objections were lodged against the ‘fast track’ five block scheme for Old Bray Road in Cornelscourt, Dublin 18.

Peat pressure: Industrial peat extraction in enforcement firing line
# Peat Sake
# Peat Sake

Peat pressure: Industrial peat extraction in enforcement firing line

Apr 7th 2022, 12:05 AM 24,704 Views 7 Comments
  • Historic problems in enforcement of large-scale peat extraction in Ireland has led to the loss of precious bog, writes Niall Sargent
  • Noteworthy investigates the case of Harte Peat found to be operating in breach of EU law
  • 12 other peat extractors are now also subject to ongoing EPA enforcement action
Over 370 homes set to be built on the former Greenpark Racecourse in Limerick
# Limerick Housing
# Limerick Housing

Over 370 homes set to be built on the former Greenpark Racecourse in Limerick

Apr 4th 2022, 9:09 PM 16,969 Views 9 Comments

An Bord Pleanála granted permission for the project, which is being developed by Voyager Property Ltd.

Cabinet approves moving BusConnects ahead to planning stage
# Next Stop
# Next Stop

Cabinet approves moving BusConnects ahead to planning stage

Mar 8th 2022, 3:33 PM 11,467 Views 3 Comments

Today’s decision will also allow the NTA to start the tendering process for ‘Next Generation Ticketing’ technology.

Mary Lou McDonald lodges appeal over green light for O'Connell and Moore Street redevelopment
# Planning
# Planning

Mary Lou McDonald lodges appeal over green light for O'Connell and Moore Street redevelopment

Feb 10th 2022, 7:39 PM 24,993 Views 48 Comments

A decision is due on the appeals by An Bord Pleanala in June.

Planning permission granted for 667 apartments in south Dublin despite local opposition
# Housing
# Housing

Planning permission granted for 667 apartments in south Dublin despite local opposition

Jan 5th 2022, 5:34 PM 72,075 Views 40 Comments

Over 165 objections were lodged against the scheme for the former Jesuit lands at Milltown Park.

# an-bord-pleanala - Last year 2021

Proposed N6 Galway City Ring Road approved by An Bord Pleanála
# Ring Road
# Ring Road

Proposed N6 Galway City Ring Road approved by An Bord Pleanála

Dec 7th 2021, 9:46 PM 44,747 Views 35 Comments

It’s hoped the road will reduce traffic congestion and improve journey times in and around Galway city.

Green light given for 'world class' Dursey Island cable car system and visitor centre
# Cork
# Cork

Green light given for 'world class' Dursey Island cable car system and visitor centre

Nov 22nd 2021, 6:54 PM 27,169 Views 17 Comments

The planning application was first lodged with An Bord Pleanála more than two years ago.

Controversial development of 1,600 rental units in Drumcondra granted approval
# Holy Cross College
# Holy Cross College

Controversial development of 1,600 rental units in Drumcondra granted approval

Nov 8th 2021, 3:41 PM 30,756 Views 53 Comments

The development has been the focus of significant public opposition, including from Dublin City Council.

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