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# planning - Friday 16 November, 2012

Liberty Hall: SIPTU disappointed at planning refusal, while An Taisce seeks review
# Liberty Hall
# Liberty Hall

Liberty Hall: SIPTU disappointed at planning refusal, while An Taisce seeks review

Nov 16th 2012, 1:43 PM 5,801 Views 41 Comments

SIPTU is left disappointed as An Bord Pleanála turns down an application to rebuild Liberty Hall – while An Taisce says reviews are needed.

An Bord Pleanála refuses permission for new 23-storey Liberty Hall
# Planning
# Planning

An Bord Pleanála refuses permission for new 23-storey Liberty Hall

Nov 16th 2012, 9:59 AM 9,998 Views 94 Comments

The planning authority says the proposed multistorey would be “unacceptably dominant in the city”.

# planning - Thursday 18 October, 2012

€5 million funding planned for local The Gathering events - and more to come
# The Gathering
# The Gathering

€5 million funding planned for local The Gathering events - and more to come

Oct 18th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,303 Views 18 Comments

Fine Gael Mayo Deputy Michelle Mulherin said the funding is great news which will help people in planning community activities during the event.

# planning - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Mixed response to Hogan's plans for local council cull
# Local Government
# Local Government

Mixed response to Hogan's plans for local council cull

Oct 16th 2012, 7:11 PM 7,948 Views 42 Comments

Political parties criticise plans to do away with town councils, but the response of others is a little more enthusiastic.

Significant reforms will see planning powers of councillors curtailed
# Local Government
# Local Government

Significant reforms will see planning powers of councillors curtailed

Oct 16th 2012, 2:28 PM 3,648 Views 11 Comments

Minister Phil Hogan said he wanted to remove the possibility of councillors abusing their power.

# planning - Monday 15 October, 2012

Only two counties see increase in planning applications in 2012
# Planning
# Planning

Only two counties see increase in planning applications in 2012

Oct 15th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,943 Views 9 Comments

Only Donegal and Leitrim have seen more planning applications lodged in the first eight months of 2012 than in 2011.

# planning - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Qatar not opposed to hosting winter World Cup
# Planning
From The42
# Planning

Qatar not opposed to hosting winter World Cup

Sep 26th 2012, 8:16 PM 881 Views 4 Comments

Hosting the competition in November would mean the club seasons would have to be postponed for over a month.

# planning - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Poll: Should the Oireachtas be allowed to investigate the bank guarantee?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Oireachtas be allowed to investigate the bank guarantee?

Jul 18th 2012, 10:09 AM 3,039 Views 39 Comments

Two Oireachtas committee are vying for the chance to investigate the bank guarantee four years ago but should politicians be allowed to scrutinise the decision in the first place?

# planning - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Number of planning permissions down almost two-thirds in a year
# Construction
# Construction

Number of planning permissions down almost two-thirds in a year

Jun 27th 2012, 3:36 PM 2,728 Views 19 Comments

CSO figures show that the number of housing units approved in the first quarter is down almost 95 per cent on five years ago.

# planning - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Opposition dismisses 'whitewash' report on councils' planning inquiries
# Planning
# Planning

Opposition dismisses 'whitewash' report on councils' planning inquiries

Jun 13th 2012, 8:06 AM 1,710 Views 23 Comments

Jan O’Sullivan’s report on irregularities in seven county councils came a day before a Dáil vote on resuming them.

# planning - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Planning review finds deficiencies but no evidence of wrongdoing
# Planning
# Planning

Planning review finds deficiencies but no evidence of wrongdoing

Jun 12th 2012, 7:57 PM 2,945 Views 32 Comments

The Green Party, whose former leader John Gormley announced the review in 2010, said it “beggars belief” that all seven councils came out of the report “squeaky clean”.

# planning - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Barrister whose ad led to Mahon Tribunal nominated to the High Court
# Appointment
# Appointment

Barrister whose ad led to Mahon Tribunal nominated to the High Court

Jun 5th 2012, 6:30 PM 5,246 Views 21 Comments

Colm MacEochaidh, a former Fine Gael general election candidate, has been nominated to the High Court by the government.

# planning - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Dublin Docklands Development Authority to be wound up, says Hogan
# DDDA
# DDDA

Dublin Docklands Development Authority to be wound up, says Hogan

May 31st 2012, 9:00 PM 4,296 Views 22 Comments

Minister says C&AG’s “damning” report on the DDDA means a standalone authority is no longer “a viable vehicle”.

# planning - Monday 21 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

May 21st 2012, 7:59 PM 4,192 Views 6 Comments

Your nightly round-up of the day’s biggest news stores…

# planning - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Minister satisfied State boards appointment process is "fair and transparent"
# An Bord Pleanála
# An Bord Pleanála

Minister satisfied State boards appointment process is "fair and transparent"

May 10th 2012, 6:30 PM 1,851 Views 13 Comments

Deputy Jan O’Sullivan made the comments in response to a question from Deputy Mick Wallace. His question came after a report found that there are issues regarding transparency in appointments to State boards.

# planning - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Details of redesign for National Children's Hospital announced
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

Details of redesign for National Children's Hospital announced

May 3rd 2012, 9:36 PM 4,289 Views 33 Comments

The new plans suggest the hospital should be built on the Mater site but that the height of the complex should be reduced to six storeys to comply with requirements.

# planning - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

New guidelines for retail planning could pave way for hypermarkets
# Supermarkets
# Supermarkets

New guidelines for retail planning could pave way for hypermarkets

May 2nd 2012, 8:44 AM 5,367 Views 48 Comments

The guidelines will allow for larger superstores and supermarkets to be built in Ireland.

# planning - Friday 27 April, 2012

Minister proposes to strengthen building control system
# Phil Hogan
# Phil Hogan

Minister proposes to strengthen building control system

Apr 27th 2012, 9:03 PM 4,355 Views 57 Comments

Phil Hogan has released new proposals to strengthen building controls – saying the failings in building quality “which have been a regular occurrence for homeowners and tenants in recent years” should not be repeated.

# planning - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Planning Institute: 'Do we have too many planning authorities?'
# Planning
# Planning

Planning Institute: 'Do we have too many planning authorities?'

Apr 26th 2012, 11:17 AM 1,392 Views 12 Comments

The question was posed by the president of the Irish Planning Institute this morning, who also said that any reform in the planning system needs to be matched by political reform.

# planning - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Mahon whistleblower James Gogarty left with €1m legal costs
# James Gogarty
# James Gogarty

Mahon whistleblower James Gogarty left with €1m legal costs

Apr 24th 2012, 11:20 AM 2,947 Views 10 Comments

James Gogarty incurred legal costs of over €4.5 million for Mahon – but the State was only willing to cover €3.56 million.

# planning - Monday 23 April, 2012

‘Serial planning objector’ appointed to An Bord Pleanála
# Planning
# Planning

‘Serial planning objector’ appointed to An Bord Pleanála

Apr 23rd 2012, 7:00 AM 11,178 Views 14 Comments

Questions raised over impartiality of new board member due to past planning appeals but Environment Minister Phil Hogan is “happy” with the appointment of Greenstar founder director Dr Gabriel Dennison.

# planning - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

"Unbalanced, ambiguous and biased" - Donegal Council hits back at An Taisce
# Bad Planning
# Bad Planning

"Unbalanced, ambiguous and biased" - Donegal Council hits back at An Taisce

Apr 18th 2012, 10:27 AM 3,728 Views 24 Comments

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.

# planning - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Column: Spending public money - where's the master plan?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Spending public money - where's the master plan?

Apr 17th 2012, 7:15 AM 28 Views 104 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson has an idea to sort out the State coffers – get a bunch of hard-nosed business people to assess the waste and root out value for money.

# planning - Monday 16 April, 2012

Bad planning contributing to Irish obesity levels - An Taisce
# Bad Planning
# Bad Planning

Bad planning contributing to Irish obesity levels - An Taisce

Apr 16th 2012, 9:58 PM 8,048 Views 51 Comments

An Taisce’s comprehensive report suggests urban sprawl means more time in cars or transport – and less time physically active.

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Apr 16th 2012, 8:00 PM 6,314 Views 0 Comments

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

Taisce: Absence of local tax saw councils approve too many developments
# Bad Planning
# Bad Planning

Taisce: Absence of local tax saw councils approve too many developments

Apr 16th 2012, 4:42 PM 2,066 Views 19 Comments

The national heritage organisation says councils allowed over-development in order to cash in on new commercial rates.

Ennis: "Some of the most senseless zoning excesses of Celtic Tiger"
# Bad Planning
# Bad Planning

Ennis: "Some of the most senseless zoning excesses of Celtic Tiger"

Apr 16th 2012, 3:00 PM 9,350 Views 13 Comments

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…

Ireland is Crap at Planning Map of the Day
# Map Of The Day
# Map Of The Day

Ireland is Crap at Planning Map of the Day

Apr 16th 2012, 11:46 AM 9,700 Views 45 Comments

The at-a-glance report card for local authorities’ planning departments. Not ONE scored an ‘A’ or a ‘B’.

The 9 worst councils in Ireland's planning system
# Bad Planning
# Bad Planning

The 9 worst councils in Ireland's planning system

Apr 16th 2012, 10:46 AM 30,830 Views 70 Comments

An Taisce has rated planning systems in 34 city and county councils. Nine of them got an ‘F’ grade.

# planning - Thursday 12 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Apr 12th 2012, 8:11 PM 4,924 Views 1 Comment

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

# planning - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

"Significant progress" made in tackling Celtic Tiger-era planning - Minister
# Planning
# Planning

"Significant progress" made in tackling Celtic Tiger-era planning - Minister

Apr 4th 2012, 6:15 PM 2,196 Views 15 Comments

Minister for Housing Jan O’Sullivan said significant progress is being made in tackling the legacy of Celtic Tiger-era planning.

# planning - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Action on planning inquiries 'could help stop another property bubble'
# Planning
# Planning

Action on planning inquiries 'could help stop another property bubble'

Apr 3rd 2012, 10:46 AM 1,889 Views 36 Comments

An Taisce said alleged irregularities at seven councils had not yet been properly investigated.

# planning - Monday 2 April, 2012

# planning - Friday 30 March, 2012

Criticism of planning investigations 'a smokescreen' says Minister
# Planning
# Planning

Criticism of planning investigations 'a smokescreen' says Minister

Mar 30th 2012, 8:01 AM 3,018 Views 17 Comments

Junior Minister Jan O’Sullivan strongly rejected claims that it has not cancelled planning inquiries.

# planning - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Government accused of 'arrogance' over cancelled planning inquiries
# Mahon
# Mahon

Government accused of 'arrogance' over cancelled planning inquiries

Mar 29th 2012, 8:00 AM 3,180 Views 20 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 28th 2012, 2:48 PM 242 Views 12 Comments

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
# Mahon
# Mahon

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

Mar 28th 2012, 10:46 AM 849 Views 11 Comments

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

# planning - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

As it happened: The Dáil debate on the Mahon report
Live Mar 27th 2012, 5:37 PM

As it happened: The Dáil debate on the Mahon report