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# 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 The Score 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 - 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.

# planning - Friday 15 February, 2013

Planning applications down 17 per cent as construction remains in doldrums

Donegal was the only county which saw an increase in planning applications in 2012.

# planning - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Plans to establish independent planning regulator under Mahon Tribunal terms

Jan O’Sullivan said it was now a matter of deciding whether an entirely new entity should be created or if the current system should be adapted.

# planning - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Column: 8 ways to change your life in 2013

Want to make a fresh start this year? Margaret Mara offers some tips on how to go about it.

# planning - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Column: Property tax risks worsening problems Ireland already has

A conventional property tax has many disadvantages against a site value tax, writes Judy Osbourne.

# planning - Friday 16 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

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

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

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

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

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

# planning - Monday 15 October, 2012

From Business ETC Only two counties see increase in planning applications in 2012 Planning

Only two counties see increase in planning applications in 2012

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

From The Score Qatar not opposed to hosting winter World Cup Planning

Qatar not opposed to hosting winter World Cup

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

From Business ETC Number of planning permissions down almost two-thirds in a year Construction

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

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

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