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#Planning

# 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 - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Councils given legal guidelines on new local area plans

The new guidelines mark the first time that councils have been given legal guidelines on their plans.

# 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

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 The42 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

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.

# planning - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Opposition dismisses 'whitewash' report on councils' planning inquiries

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

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"

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

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

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 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?'

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 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

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know on this Monday morning…