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# An Bord Pleanála

Last week
10th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
An Bord Pleanála rejects application to construct Shannon LNG terminal
US corporation New Fortress Energy had been seeking permission to build the facility on the Shannon Estuary.
Last month
August 2023
An Bord Pleanála to hold ‘oral hearing’ into €9.5 billion Dublin Metrolink project
The oral hearing will provide a platform for third parties to outline their concerns over aspects of the estimated €9.5 billion project.
‘Frustrating’ incident sees raw sewage discharged into Fingal's protected Baldoyle Bay
Baldoyle Bay is both a Special Protection Area and a Special Area of Conservation.
Plans for luxury holiday apartments by owner of Cork golf course opposed by local residents
The apartments are being developed by Ashbourne Holdings, the owner of the nearby Old Head of Kinsale golf course.
This year
An Bord Pleanála overturns two council decisions to approve controversial development in Booterstown
The plans for the leisure and biodiversity centre had been rejected by Dublin City Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
Former deputy chair of An Bord Pleanála Paul Hyde sentenced to two months' imprisonment
Hyde pleaded guilty to two breaches of the Planning and Development Act.
Former Deputy Chair of ABP Paul Hyde pleads guilty to two breaches of planning laws
Hyde will learn on Friday morning whether he will receive a conviction in what the court heard was a ‘very serious’ case.
Plans for €300 million apartment scheme in south Dublin to be lodged with City Council
This comes months after An Bord Pleanála conceded a High Court challenge against a previous permitted scheme for the site.
Appeals board turns down permission for Johnny Ronan 'build to rent' Appian Way scheme
The board found the proposal in Dublin would constitute overdevelopment of the site due to its height, scale and density.
Plans to build 2,300 homes in north Dublin given green light
This is the single largest development granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanála.
Former An Bord Pleanála deputy chairman appears in court accused of breaching planning laws
The nine summons relate to alleged breaches of Section 147 of the Planning and Development Act.
Planning permission refused for 'car dependent' houses in Balbriggan
An Bord Pleanála ruled the scheme would promote unsustainable transport modes.
Opinion: We could improve our planning law - instead the public is being excluded
The draft Planning and Development Bill 2022 is a solution in search of a problem, say Alison Hough and Gavin Elliott.
An Bord Pleanála refuses planning permission for over 1,000 north Dublin apartments
Planning permission for 173 residential units for a site near the Co Meath border was also refused.
Owner of Woodies DIY object to Dublin Metrolink over 'unacceptable' impact on business
It’s been argued that the proposed works will permanently damage trade and severely impact the customer experience at the store.
Government wants to make judicial reviews 'a waste of time' as part of planning law changes
The Planning and Development Bill will introduce changes to the way judicial reviews are brought.
Housing Minister appoints new Deputy Chair of An Bord Pleanála
Chris McGarry replaces Paul Hyde as the deputy chairperson.
Last year
Staff 'demoralised' at crisis-ridden An Bord Pleanála, says watchdog
The planning regulator has made 23 recommendations in its report.
Taoiseach says overhauling planning laws 'essential' to delivering climate and housing targets
TDs also raised concerns about the Planning and Development and Foreshore (Amendment) Bill today.
Q&A: New planning laws and the controversy over residents groups
A potential coalition clash is brewing, with a number of Green Party members uneasy with the proposed changes.
Cabinet approves international surrogacy policy proposals with aim of giving 100s of families a 'route to recognition'
A busy Cabinet session also saw Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien bring draft laws to overhaul Ireland’s planning system.
Strict timelines on judicial review times and who can take them in major planning overhaul
The draft bill will also see An Bord Pleanála reformed and changed to An Coimisiún Pleanála.
Permission for Meath data centre is breach of neighbour's constitutional rights, court told
Mannix and Amy Coyne claim An Bord Pleanála’s decision to grant planning permission for the centre is flawed and should be set aside.
Construction firm ordered to pay €3,000 over ‘technical breach’ in O'Rahilly house demolition
The building was once home to 1916 Rising leader Michael Joseph O’Rahilly.
Justice Department's Oonagh Buckley appointed as interim chair of An Bord Pleanála
It comes less than a month on from the retirement of Dave Walsh as chairperson.
Planning permission sought for apartment buildings on site of former Mother and Baby Home
The burial place of 859 children who died at the Co Cork home is unknown.
An Bord Pleanála chair to retire early on family grounds following tumultuous period for board
Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien will move to appoint a new chairperson.
Prosecution for developers who demolished 1916 O'Rahilly house to be 'resolved'
The house was bulldozed in September 2020 to use the site for a 12-storey apartment and hotel development
Mater Hospital gets green light for nine-storey Covid expansion despite An Taisce objection
The hospital has said the development will increase its ICU capacity.
Government formally submits application for second emergency power station in Dublin
The proposed Huntstown facility is expected to provide approximately 50 megawatts to the Irish grid.
The proposed Huntstown facility is expected to provide approximately 50 megawatts to the Irish grid.
EirGrid has predicted that Ireland will face electricity shortages over the next ten years.
Electricity demand is expected to rise, particularly with the increase in number of data centres in Ireland.
Bríd Smith: Expansion of data centres is not going to help our serious energy woes
EirGrid raises concern over 'significant' electricity supply issues
Housing Minister says planning applications should not be decided by courts
Darragh O’Brien also said that people need to stop objecting to planning applications for housing developments.
Report says An Bord Pleanála in need of 'urgent reform' as government adopts recommendations
The report includes 11 recommendations aimed at restoring public confidence in the Board and ensuring effectiveness in the planning system.
Planning application submitted for 'ambitious' Dublin Metrolink
While the ‘precise’ cost of the project is not yet known, the ‘central’ estimate is €9.5 billion.
Pierce Brosnan joins 'Save the Boyne' campaign against wastewater dumping in river
A decision was due on the appeal today but has been delayed.
Sinn Féin's Ó Broin calls for urgent reform of An Bord Pleanála amid ‘deep, deep crisis’
The housing minister outlined steps being taken to address issues at the planning body in the Dáil today.
South Dublin County Council votes no confidence in An Bord Pleanála
A motion was brought forward by Cllr Liam Sinclair yesterday.
Appeals board green light Aughinish Alumina expansion despite environmental concerns
An Bord Pleanala have denied that any environmental issues are likely.
Appeal lodged against two new data centres in Clondalkin, despite local ban
The project was initially approved by South Dublin County Council in early August.
Campaigners 'outraged' over plan to build 420 apartments on Bessborough mother and baby home site
Plans were lodged with An Bord Pleanála earlier this year by Estuary View Enterprises.
Planning regulator launches further review of An Bord Pleanála following controversy
The review will be carried out by senior counsel Conleth Bradley.