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# Planning

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# An Bord Pleanála
An Bord Pleanála fully recognises reputational damage caused by recent allegations, says chair
former deputy chairperson of ABP, Paul Hyde, resigned over the weekend.
# Leaders' Questions
Audit into infant organ disposal should be published without delay, says Taoiseach
The Taoiseach offered his “deepest sympathies” to the families impacted, stating that what happened compounded their grief.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever made a complaint about homes planned in your area?
A planning and development bill is due to be voted on in the Dáil today.
# factory farm
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Is Ireland a dumping ground for poultry manure?
Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent and journalist Ella McSweeney tell Susan Daly about concerns over the cross-border poultry manure trade.
Deaths of at least 80 cows in last decade linked to spreading of poultry manure
A report by
Niall Sargent
Cross-border investigation reveals concerns over regulation of the trade in poultry litter, an increasingly important natural fertiliser used on crops and vegetables.
16 farms inspected in last decade over concerns with poor spreading of poultry litter, Noteworthy reveals
In the most impactful case, 19 dairy cows died across two farms from botulism linked to litter spreading
Difficult for authorities to identify farms of origin of the litter for inspection or further action
'Canary in the coal mine': Protected nature areas under pressure from poultry farming
'Potential fraud' in poultry farm planning applications investigated in the North
# factory farm
'Canary in the coal mine': Protected nature areas under pressure from poultry farming
Cross-border investigation reveals serious environmental and air quality concerns from ammonia produced by the rapidly expanding poultry industry on the island of Ireland.
'Potential fraud' in poultry farm planning applications investigated in the North
A report by
Niall Sargent
Noteworthy cross-border project reveals serious concerns over the authenticity of documents claimed to be from an Irish State body.
Falsified or altered Teagasc letters used in 23 poultry farm planning cases in the North, Noteworthy reveals
Both national and local authorities in the North are currently investigating the issue
Several cases of dumping of poultry litter discovered in Northern Ireland since 2015
# factory farm
Suspected false documents and illegal dumping: the murky world of poultry manure
Noteworthy reveals serious concerns over authenticity of files used in some poultry farm planning cases in the North and where the manure is going.
# Last Orders
Beer garden off O'Connell Street used by three pubs faces closure due to hotel development
The beer garden, shared by Fibber Magee’s, The Living Room and Murray’s, has been described as a ‘unique cultural centre’.
# Aldi
New Aldi supermarket for Finglas blocked over interference with Luas Green Line extension
The plans would have doubled the size of the existing supermarket and reduced the number of parking spaces.
# Planning
101-unit build-to-rent apartment scheme approved in Stillorgan despite council concerns
The local council said it has serious concerns relating to the development’s scale, massing and height.
# Planning
ABP controversy has potential to erode public confidence in planning system, says professional body
The Irish Planning Institute says review must be completed ‘thoroughly and without any undue delay’.
# South Dublin
Locals fear impact of 534-unit build-to-rent scheme on ancient Glendruid dolmen
A group compared the plan to the idea of building a 10-storey apartment block beside Newgrange.
# Planning
Planning regulator calls for ban on new data centres by South Dublin County Council to be reversed
The Commission of Regulation of Utilities ruled out a moratorium on new data centres.
# Planning
Planning permission refused for Wicklow wind farm due to nearby Air Corps activity
The proposed site is just under 2.5 kilometres from Coolmoney Defence Forces camp.
# Planning
Inquiry into An Bord Pleanála's deputy chair to review three planning decisions
Senior counsel Remy Farrell has six weeks to carry out his report.
# An Bord Pleanála
Terms of reference being finalised for An Bord Pleanála decisions review, says Taoiseach
Paul Hyde has temporarily stepped back from his role as two separate probes into his decisions continue.
# An Bord Pleanála
Review of certain An Bord Pleanála decisions 'needs to be done quickly' as deputy chair steps back temporarily
Paul Hyde, who has been in the role since 2019, has denied the allegations.
# fast track housing
Developers seek 'fast track' planning for 5,035 units for Dublin over five day period
More than 9,000 residential units have been applied for under the SHD system for Dublin over a two week period in April.
# development plan
'To hell with the countryside': Fears in Galway about impact of proposed cap on one-off housing
A new County Development Plan is set to come into effect during the summer.
# Ukraine
Scenario planning underway for Ireland to accommodate thousands of refugees from Ukraine
The Taoiseach said it is ‘very possible’ that Ireland could be asked to take in numbers higher than 20,000.
# court battle
Court to decide over legality of three prominent Dublin street murals
The murals by the group Subset did not have the all-clear from the city’s planning department.
# Planning
Planning watchdog clashes with Dublin City Council over plans to limit new build-to-rent schemes
The regulator said it was crucial that the delivery of all forms of housing in Dublin was accelerated and supported.
# blarney rubble
Blarney Castle challenges decision to grant planning for hotel and supermarket 200 metres from castle
The case will be heard again in April.
# Planning
Mary Lou McDonald lodges appeal over green light for O'Connell and Moore Street redevelopment
A decision is due on the appeals by An Bord Pleanala in June.
# Planning
Qualification for Euro 2024, a third-tier LOI and improved facilities - FAI unveil strategic targets to 2025
The FAI have tonight unveiled their overall plans for the game in Ireland up to 2025.
# beacon
Green light given for €75 million eight storey extension to Beacon Hospital
The scheme includes new A&E facilities and cancer care facilities.
# Housing
Planning permission granted for 667 apartments in south Dublin despite local opposition
Over 165 objections were lodged against the scheme for the former Jesuit lands at Milltown Park.
# cobblestone
Developers scale back plans for hotel over Cobblestone pub in Dublin
The developers say the plans will ensure that the pub’s important cultural offering will be maintained.
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# the cobblestone
Cobblestone planning row continues as developer lodges appeal
The famed Cobblestone Pub was to be site of a new hotel scheme.
# holy cross college
Controversial development of 1,600 rental units in Drumcondra granted approval
The development has been the focus of significant public opposition, including from Dublin City Council.
# Explainer
A useful guide to Ireland's planning system and how to have your say on proposed developments
News of two developments brought the system into focus again this week.
# Planning
Green light for Conrad to transform into 'world class, five star hotel'
Archer Hotel Capital has secured permission for an eight storey extension.
# Planning
Number of planning staff needs to be dramatically increased to meet demand, says regulator
Niall Cussen said employees are fully stretched and often have to work late to meet tight planning deadlines.
# An Bord Pleanála
Planning permission approved for Howth apartments despite residents' objections
Locals were concerned that Howth is being overdeveloped.
# Redevelopment
Green light for 'unique' redevelopment of €400m O'Devaney Gardens site
Half of the 1,047 units to be social and affordable units.
# department of housing
Move to restrict legal cases against planning proposals provokes nearly 300 complaints
An Taisce were among more than a dozen environmental groups to object to the proposals.
# Dublin 4
Dublin nuns in planning battle to protect their right to 'worship in peace and safety'
Kerry man Derek Twiss is seeking planning permission to construct two apartments at Lansdowne Terrace.
# Housing
Number of residential units sent for planning dropped by 29% in first quarter of this year
The type of residential units subject to commencement has seen a “substantial shift” towards housing over apartments.
# bartra capital
Fate of badger family at centre of planning battle between Pat Kenny and nursing home developer
Bartra Capital plans to build a 104-bedroom nursing home in Dalkey, south Dublin.