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Call for inquiry into claims of Donegal planning improprieties
Following a meeting with whistleblower Gerard Convier, one Sinn Féin TD said he believes there are substantial grounds for an inquiry.
# Not the News
Here's the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: Continuity Irish Dancers turn vicious over ringlets row; 12 million bungalows for Athlone; Michael Noonan takes Miss Ireland crown as ‘warning’…
# In Numbers
Fornication, planning and right-wing dictatorship: the week in statistics
Plus – the man who came back from the dead, the amount we have to spend each month, and how many Nokias in Manchester United?
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"Unbalanced, ambiguous and biased" - Donegal Council hits back at An Taisce
The report by An Taisce said Donegal was the worst county in Ireland for planning – but Donegal County Council says the report generalised too much.
# bad planning
An Taisce expects more problems in buildings 'thrown up' during Celtic Tiger
The trust has called for some serious changes to Ireland’s planning enforcement laws and court procedures.
# An Taisce
An Taisce says it saved State from €752m in impaired loans
The National Heritage body said its successful appeals against unsustainable planning applications over the past decade have saved the State between €505 – €752 million.
# bad planning
Bad planning contributing to Irish obesity levels - An Taisce
An Taisce’s comprehensive report suggests urban sprawl means more time in cars or transport – and less time physically active.
# bad planning
Taisce: Absence of local tax saw councils approve too many developments
The national heritage organisation says councils allowed over-development in order to cash in on new commercial rates.
# bad planning
Ennis: "Some of the most senseless zoning excesses of Celtic Tiger"
Co Clare farmer sold 48 acres for €18.8m – but it was located on a flood plain. But Ennis wasn’t the only place where there were attempts to build on floodplains…
# map of the day
Ireland is Crap at Planning Map of the Day
The at-a-glance report card for local authorities’ planning departments. Not ONE scored an ‘A’ or a ‘B’.
# bad planning
The 9 worst councils in Ireland's planning system
An Taisce has rated planning systems in 34 city and county councils. Nine of them got an ‘F’ grade.