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#An Bord Pleanála

# an-bord-pleanala - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Committee will be asked to reject appointment of John O'Connor as Eirgrid chairman

After government TDs and Senators declined to support O’Connor yesterday they will now be asked to formally reject his appointment next week.

# an-bord-pleanala - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

'I wouldn't like to live close to a pylon, but who would?' - Incoming Eirgrid chair

John O’Connor also “refuted emphatically” that he would have a conflict of interest in his new position having previously been the chairman of An Bord Pleanála.

Incoming Eirgrid chairman faces TDs and Senators amid ongoing pylons controversy

One senator has already said he will oppose the appointment of John O’Connor as the chairman of the the body responsible for the development and maintenance of the State’s electricity grid.

# an-bord-pleanala - Friday 15 November, 2013

'A gross error of judgement': Labour senator has "no confidence" in Rabbitte after Eirgrid appointment

John Whelan’s criticism of Pat Rabbitte follows the appointment of John O’Connor as chairman of Eirgrid.

# an-bord-pleanala - Monday 4 November, 2013

Electricity project to be scrutinised at An Bord Pleanála hearings today

Hearings in Laois today are seen as a key test case for EirGrid’s Grid 25 project to update Ireland’s electricity infrastructure.

# an-bord-pleanala - Friday 23 August, 2013

Kildare Village outlet expansion to create 380 retail jobs

The development will also create 120 construction jobs.

# an-bord-pleanala - 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.

# an-bord-pleanala - Friday 16 November, 2012

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”.

# an-bord-pleanala - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

New bridge linking Louth and Down gets planning permission Building Bridges This post contains videos

New bridge linking Louth and Down gets planning permission

The 660 metre bridge will cost in the region of €18 million. It’s hoped, however, that the majority of this money can be obtained from the EU.

# an-bord-pleanala - Friday 3 August, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Luas line link project approved

New line will connect the red and green lines in Dublin city and run to the new DIT campus at Grangegorman.

# an-bord-pleanala - Friday 27 July, 2012

'Achill-Henge' can be demolished says High Court

‘Anglo-avenger’ who built the structure must now demolish it.

# an-bord-pleanala - Friday 1 June, 2012

Must close at midnight: no 3am Big Macs in McDonald's in Temple Bar

McDonald’s must also submit the materials it plans to use on the building in Temple Bar Square in Dublin, and promise to maintain the current vaulted ceilings.

McDonald's welcomes green light for Temple Bar restaurant Lovin' It This post contains a poll

McDonald's welcomes green light for Temple Bar restaurant

An Bord Pleanála has said ‘I’m lovin’ it’ to plans for the golden arches in Temple Bar, but An Taisce says it’s not welcome

# an-bord-pleanala - Monday 14 May, 2012

Approval granted for DIT's Grangegorman development DIT

Approval granted for DIT's Grangegorman development

Project will bring together 20,000 students and staff and the dozens of different DIT colleges together on one campus.

# an-bord-pleanala - Thursday 10 May, 2012

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

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.

# an-bord-pleanala - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Details of redesign for National Children's Hospital announced

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.

# an-bord-pleanala - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

An Bord Pleanála gives go-ahead for Chinese trading hub in Athlone

Phase-one of a five stage project has been given the go-ahead with a trading hub that would span across one million square metres eventually set to be constructed.

# an-bord-pleanala - Thursday 26 April, 2012

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

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.

# an-bord-pleanala - Monday 23 April, 2012

‘Serial planning objector’ appointed to An Bord Pleanála Exclusive

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.

# an-bord-pleanala - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

An Taisce says it saved State from €752m in impaired loans

The National Heritage body said its successful appeals against unsustainable planning applications over the past decade have saved the State between €505 – €752 million.

# an-bord-pleanala - Monday 9 April, 2012

Hospitals in new push backing Mater site for National Children's Hospital

The Sisters of Mercy have reportedly offered to hand over the existing Mater hospital building to the State.

# an-bord-pleanala - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Senator calls for judicial review of Slane bypass decision

Thomas Byrne has criticised the decision of An Bord Pleanála today.

Slane bypass plans rejected by An Bord Pleanála

An Bord Pleanála said that the bypass would have ben too close to the Brú na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Boyne Valley.

# an-bord-pleanala - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

National Children's Hospital review group to report within 56 days

The group’s terms of reference were agreed at Cabinet this morning as the Health Minister underlined the importance that the project get underway as soon as possible.

Ministers to discuss terms of reference for children's hospital review

This morning’s cabinet meeting will discuss the terms of reference for a group to examine future plans for the hospital.

# an-bord-pleanala - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Reilly: delay to hospital construction will be made up 'very quickly'

James Reilly told an Oireachtas committee that the Government remains 100 per cent committed to the National Children’s Hospital.

Poll: Where should the new National Children's Hospital be built? Children's Hospital This post contains a poll

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.

# an-bord-pleanala - Monday 6 February, 2012

An Bord Pleanála raises concerns over Luas connector

Planners said the long-planned link-up could have to be dismantled if other major construction projects go ahead.

# an-bord-pleanala - Thursday 15 December, 2011

An Bord Pleanála grants permission for postponed DART Underground DART Underground This post contains videos

An Bord Pleanála grants permission for postponed DART Underground

The project has been shelved by the government and will not be considered for funding again until 2015.

# an-bord-pleanala - Friday 16 September, 2011

Go-ahead given for Dunne's hotel site redevelopment

But the green light wasn’t given to a ‘landmark’ 37-storey residential building on the site.

# an-bord-pleanala - Monday 13 June, 2011

Tipperary casino and leisure complex given the go ahead by An Bord Pleanála Two Mile Vegas This post contains videos

Tipperary casino and leisure complex given the go ahead by An Bord Pleanála

The decision by An Bord Pleanála has been welcomed by the independent TD Michael Lowry who had publicly backed the ambitious 800-acre development in Two Mile Borris.

# an-bord-pleanala - Saturday 7 May, 2011

Poll: Is it time to stop treating property developers as 'social pariahs'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time to stop treating property developers as 'social pariahs'?

Today, we’re asking is it time to forgive the property developers and no longer consider them as “social pariahs”, as government minister Brian Hayes suggests?

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.

# an-bord-pleanala - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

Family at Slane Castle are not opposed to bypass of the village

The family are in favour of one proposed bypass of the village in County Meath but fear another version would compromise the rock concert venue.

# an-bord-pleanala - Thursday 20 January, 2011

Final stage of Corrib pipeline approved

An Bord Pleanála has approved an application for the final section of the Corrib pipeline.

# an-bord-pleanala - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

Formal objection lodged to development on site of Stardust tragedy

Councillor adds voice to local concerns about large residential and commercial complex on site of dance hall where 48 young people died on Valentine’s Day 1981.

# an-bord-pleanala - Thursday 28 October, 2010

Metro North rail project granted planning permission

The controversial rail project linking St Stephen’s Green to Swords is approved, with two stops removed.