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# planning - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Government accused of 'arrogance' over cancelled planning inquiries

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the investigations into six councils had been “ready to go” when they were halted by Phil Hogan.

# planning - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Column: The Mahon Tribunal failed - and the media did too

Michael Smith, one of the two men whose offer of a reward for information about planning corruption led to the Mahon Tribunal, explains why the investigation was a damp squib.

WATCH: Day 2 of the Dáil debate on the Mahon report

The Dáil resumes its discussions of the findings of the inquiry into political corruption in the planning process.

# planning - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

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As it happened: The Dáil debate on the Mahon report

TDs this evening began a three-day debate on the findings of the tribunal into corruption in the planning process.

# planning - Thursday 22 March, 2012

"Will we f**k": The Mahon Tribunal in quotes

From Bertie Ahern and his Holy Communion money to the Bailey brothers laughing at the idea of getting a receipt, here’s some of the most striking quotes from the Mahon Tribunal over the past 15 years.

# planning - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Mahon Tribunal report to be published tomorrow morning

The Tribunal into planning matters and payments to politicians will deliver its final report tomorrow morning, understands.

# planning - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Only €30m set aside for Mahon Tribunal's €150m legal bills

The Public Accounts Committee hears that third-party legal costs could reach €147m – but only €30m has been kept aside.

# planning - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Dáil committee to discuss Mahon - but still no date for publication of report

The Public Accounts Committee will discuss the cost of the Mahon Tribunal, which is estimated to be between €213 million and €243 million.

# planning - Friday 9 March, 2012

Ahern secretary footage from Mahon Tribunal 'will never be released'

The tribunal has video recordings of hundreds of witnesses giving evidence, but these will be kept under wraps.

# planning - Thursday 23 February, 2012

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Poll: Where should the new National Children's Hospital be built?

Planning permission has been refused for the plans on the Mater site. Should we build in the capital, or on an outer greenfield site?

Planning board refuses permission for new National Children's Hospital

An Bord Pleanála said that the planned hospital would have had a “profound negative impact” on the Dublin city skyline.

# planning - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

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Ireland's final warm-up in Budapest confirmed

Trap’s team will make a visit to the Hungarian capital before heading on to Poland for Euro 2012, the FAI said today.

# planning - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Column: We make plans for our cities, but do we ever follow them?

Dublin authorities have released an ambitious plan to rejuvenate the city centre. But we’ve been here before, writes James Nix.

# planning - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Pedestrians to have priority over cars in new Dublin plan

A new report proposes a “pedestrian-friendly city” in which through vehicle traffic would be “actively discouraged”.

# planning - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Approved planning permission for homes almost halved in one year

CSO data on planning permission for dwelling units shows a drop of 45.9 per cent between Q3 2010 and the same period of 2011.

# planning - Monday 5 September, 2011

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McDonald's refused permission for proposed Temple Bar outlet

Dublin City Council refuses permission for a new outlet in Temple Bar Square, saying the outlet would hit the area’s “dignity”.

# planning - Saturday 7 May, 2011

Bord Pleanála chairman speaks of regrets over development and zoning

Board chairman says it should have taken a stronger position on residential developments involving bad zoning, remote locations and poor quality design.

# planning - Friday 18 February, 2011

SIPTU postpones plan to rebuild Liberty Hall offices

The country’s trade union says it will reapply for planning permission to develop Liberty Hall in the coming months.

# planning - Monday 7 February, 2011

Mahon Tribunal may end up costing €50m more than expected

Third-party costs likely to send total spiralling to €247m at planning inquiry.

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