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#Planning

# planning - Monday 16 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Apr 16th 2012, 8:00 PM 6,321 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 2,069 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 9,374 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 9,717 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 30,954 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 4,930 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 2,198 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 1,892 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 3,023 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 253 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 854 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

# planning - Thursday 22 March, 2012

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

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

Mar 22nd 2012, 8:00 AM 9,570 Views 12 Comments

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
# Mahon
# Mahon

Mahon Tribunal report to be published tomorrow morning

Mar 21st 2012, 6:56 PM 3,079 Views 46 Comments

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

# planning - Thursday 15 March, 2012

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

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

Mar 15th 2012, 12:18 PM 1,330 Views 11 Comments

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
# Mahon
# Mahon

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

Mar 14th 2012, 6:32 PM 1,570 Views 18 Comments

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'
# Mahon
# Mahon

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

Mar 9th 2012, 11:01 AM 3,539 Views 40 Comments

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

# planning - Thursday 23 February, 2012

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

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

Feb 23rd 2012, 10:11 AM 7,797 Views 151 Comments

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
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

Planning board refuses permission for new National Children's Hospital

Feb 23rd 2012, 9:48 AM 4,799 Views 60 Comments

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

Ireland's final warm-up in Budapest confirmed
# Itinerary
From The42
# Itinerary

Ireland's final warm-up in Budapest confirmed

Feb 7th 2012, 1:46 PM 295 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jan 26th 2012, 8:30 PM 35 Views 13 Comments

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
# Pedestrians
# Pedestrians

Pedestrians to have priority over cars in new Dublin plan

Jan 4th 2012, 11:05 AM 5,744 Views 35 Comments

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
# Planning
# Planning

Approved planning permission for homes almost halved in one year

Dec 21st 2011, 11:40 AM 1,225 Views 10 Comments

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

McDonald's refused permission for proposed Temple Bar outlet
# Not Lovin' It
# Not Lovin' It

McDonald's refused permission for proposed Temple Bar outlet

Sep 5th 2011, 1:05 PM 2,079 Views 38 Comments

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
# Regrets
# Regrets

Bord Pleanála chairman speaks of regrets over development and zoning

May 7th 2011, 10:36 AM 1,029 Views 0 Comments

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
# Liberty Hall
# Liberty Hall

SIPTU postpones plan to rebuild Liberty Hall offices

Feb 18th 2011, 4:31 PM 1,259 Views 0 Comments

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
# Tribunals
# Tribunals

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

Feb 7th 2011, 11:15 AM 635 Views 0 Comments

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

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