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# planning - Friday 19 December, 2014

George Redmond corruption findings withdrawn by Mahon Tribunal

The corruption findings were made in an interim report by the Tribunal in 2004.

# planning - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Opinion: How to plan for a stress-free Christmas

A little forethought can take a lot of the stress out of the season for one and all.

# planning - Monday 27 October, 2014

Why hasn't Dublin become a high-rise city?

With a huge deficit of rental properties, is it time to look up?

# planning - Friday 3 October, 2014

Gardaí are investigating dodgy Garth Brooks objection letters

Did you miss this?

# planning - Monday 15 September, 2014

Column: As a country that thrives on its reputation for craic, we must ensure our cities are a place of enjoyment

‘A good city is like a good party – people stay much longer than really necessary because they are enjoying themselves.’

# planning - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

A 400-acre 'suburb' in Cherrywood is now on the market for €220 million

The land is “bigger than Hyde Park” and could hold nearly 4,000 homes.

# planning - Thursday 26 June, 2014

It turns out the Mahon Tribunal is going to cost less than was previously thought*

*Though it’s still a whopping €159 million.

# planning - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Microsoft to build new Dublin headquarters and take on 200 extra staff

The company will spend hundreds of millions of euro, employing over 200 construction workers.

# planning - Friday 20 June, 2014

The number of houses granted planning permission will probably surprise you

The latest CSO figures show a drop of 30.5% in the first three months of the year.

# planning - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Blind man walks 132 km in four days to raise funds for the Irish Wheelchair Association

Rahim Nazrali will have two guides to assist him during the trek.

# planning - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

From The42 Saint-André names 30-man France squad for 2014/15 season Planning

Saint-André names 30-man France squad for 2014/15 season

The group, which includes François Trinh-Duc, will benefit from a less demanding club calendar.

# planning - Monday 12 May, 2014

Council told to "get its house in order" and use derelict Dublin sites

Former Green Party TD Ciarán Cuffe is calling on the Dublin City Council to either make something of the sites they own or sell them

# planning - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Kilkenny 'heritage houses' are not Medieval, but the council are still going to keep them

Two archaeological reports were carried out on the houses which are near a road development.

# planning - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Wind farms to face stricter regulation under proposed legislation

The government says it will not oppose a Sinn Féin bill on the height of turbines.

# planning - Friday 4 April, 2014

Ireland needs a lot of houses says report

79,660 houses, to be exact.

# planning - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From The42 Racing Métro will meet Joe Schmidt in September to discuss Sexton workload Planning

Racing Métro will meet Joe Schmidt in September to discuss Sexton workload

Laurent Labit says the rumours of his out-half’s return to Ireland made him laugh.

# planning - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

An Taisce criticises planning body's decision on drive-through fast food outlets

An Taisce slammed An Bórd Pleanala’s decision to approve drive-through fast food restaurants in the historic Boyne Valley area.

# planning - Friday 7 March, 2014

All change: Cruise ships on the way to Dublin Port

A new €200 million plan to redevelop part of Dublin Port will see changes in the types of ships in the city.

# planning - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Column: The people should have a say in planning Ireland's energy grid

Rebuilding the grid will take more than a decade and we are still at the start. Now is the time to change the process from an adversarial one to a truly participative project developed in the public interest, writes Ossian Smyth.

# planning - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Tourism factors were not considered in grid route selection say Fáilte Ireland

A submission to Grid Link claims that these factors were “insufficiently developed in the analysis”.

# planning - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Planning process criticised as Government publishes details of public consultation

Ireland has submitted its first report on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention which ensures public participation in environmental planning.

Column: Ireland's rural community is being ignored over wind energy concerns

Ireland’s rural citizens are victims of abusive domestic planning and an externally-driven energy policy from Europe, writes Declan Doyle.

# planning - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Column: How planning can make sure Christmas is fun

Ciara Conlon gives some tips how to organise yourself for Christmas – and not get stressed out by the season.

# planning - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Dublin council supports proposal to turn derelict site into park

The site between Cork Street and Chamber Street in Dublin 8 could now become recreation space for Dublin 8 residents, pending a planning report.

# planning - Monday 18 November, 2013

Forty ghost estates targeted for demolition

None of the estates being considered by the government for demolition are currently occupied.

# planning - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Radical overhaul of Dublin City to be presented to council next week

The plan calls for much less traffic and better walking and cycling links from the Phoenix Park to Poolbeg.

# planning - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge 7 people whose plans didn’t exactly work out Pursuit Of Possibilities

7 people whose plans didn’t exactly work out

They tried, God love them. They tried.

# planning - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

"The Irish people gave us a mandate to bring in water charges" - Phil Hogan

The Environment Minister says that the government “fundamentally believes” that user-related charges are the right way of raising more tax.

# planning - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Rezoning, holidaying with Redmond and a secret map: Mahon's verdict on developer Jim Kennedy

The businessman was at the centre of the recent corruption trial which collapsed when witness Frank Dunlop fell ill. Today, Mahon has had its say on his involvement with lands in Carrickmines.

Why did we have to wait so long for the final Mahon chapter?

The final chapter of the report was delayed due to a trial that ultimately collapsed.

# planning - Monday 1 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine things to know before you start your day.

# planning - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Council to vote on whether to ban charity shops from Grafton Street Planning This post contains a poll

Council to vote on whether to ban charity shops from Grafton Street

The 52 councillors who sit on Dublin City Council will vote on the controversial proposal tomorrow night.

# planning - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Councils given legal guidelines on new local area plans

The new guidelines mark the first time that councils have been given legal guidelines on their plans.

# planning - Monday 10 June, 2013

Proposal to place petrol station next to school rejected by Dublin City Council

Parents and children from Gaelscoil Cholmcille protested outside Dublin City Council over the plan, which was proposed as part of the extension of Dublin’s Luas line.

# planning - Friday 7 June, 2013

Column: A meaningful housing policy would deal with defaulting landlords and at-risk tenants

The rental market in Ireland is largely an amateur business led by small landlords – but, now, with many property-owners in arrears, tenants face an uncertain future, write Lorcan Sirr and Tom Dunne.

# planning - Monday 20 May, 2013

Minister pledges clampdown on councils over bad planning decisions

Jan O’Sullivan says she will invoke ministerial powers to veto any planning decision which doesn’t conform to policy.

# planning - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

New regulator 'will restore confidence in planning system'

The establishment of such a regulator was recommended in the Mahon Tribunal’s report.

# planning - Thursday 11 April, 2013

ECJ ruling casts doubt on planning permission for Galway bypass

The EU’s top court hands a major boost to opponents to the N6 bypass around Galway, ahead of a final Supreme Court ruling.

# planning - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

'One community' approach for Dublin Docklands future

Dublin City Council has asked the public for its views on plans for Dublin’s Docklands.

# planning - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

An Taisce: Council 'wasted €40m' by ignoring development plan

The national trust says Dublin City Council ignored its own development plan in 26 applications which were later overturned.