An environment lobby group is hoping the High Court will next week approve an application seeking a judicial review of An Bord Pleanála’s controversial thumbs-up for a €160m incinerator in Cork Harbour.
Fri, 20 Jul, 2018
Objectors to a €220m Cork motorway that has received approval from An Bord Pleanála say they will consider their options in the coming days — including potential court action — to prevent the development from going ahead.
Thu, 05 Jul, 2018
The Government and opposition have united in anger over An Bord Pleanála’s approval for an incinerator at Ringaskiddy, insisting the move is a “kick in the teeth” to a community playing a key role in the future of Cork City.
Fri, 01 Jun, 2018
Plans for a new €10m tourist attraction in Limerick dedicated to rugby have been kicked to touch following an objection to An Bord Pleanála that the development will threaten the city’s rich Georgian heritage.
Mon, 26 Mar, 2018
AN Bord Pleanála is rarely given to hyperbole, but remarks by its spokesperson, in the wake of yet another deferment of a decision on an incinerator in the Cork harbour area, is straight out of the Donald Trump book of quotable quotes.
Thu, 26 Oct, 2017
Responding to a court decision to reject a challenge to a McDonald’s drive through fast-food restaurant being opened near a school in Greystones, the advocacy group Irish Heart have called for new legislation to protect children’s health by introducing no fry zones.
Tue, 11 Jul, 2017
Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty has put her position in jeopardy by saying she will back anti-pylon protesters in any “civil disobedience” measures taken to prevent the new north-south electricity inter-connector.
Fri, 23 Dec, 2016
US billionaire John Malone has secured planning permission for a major extension to his Hilton hotel at Charlemont Place at Grand Canal in Dublin after An Bord Pleanála gave the go-ahead for a seven-storey, 97-bedroom extension.
Sat, 10 Dec, 2016
The new planning minister said he will be “disappointed” if An Bord Pleanála approves the building of an incinerator in Co Cork but that he would find himself in court if he tried to intervene.
Mon, 09 May, 2016
A major new office and mixed commercial scheme in Georgian Dublin has been approved by An Bord Pleanála. It related to plans to demolish 20th-century buildings on the development site, a block incorporating parts of Fitzwilliam Street Lower and Mount Street Upper in Dublin 2, and which currently include ESB’s headquarters.
Thu, 01 Oct, 2015
The Port of Cork Company has been granted planning by An Bord Pleanála for a container terminal at Ringaskiddy, despite senior inspectors having advised rejection of permission. Following rejection of their application in 2008, due to inadequate roads and no rail facilities, Port of Cork nevertheless proceeded with a container facility at Ringaskiddy in 2012.
Fri, 14 Aug, 2015
AMERICAN billionaire Donald Trump does not seem a natural eco warrior but yesterday’s An Bord Pleanála ruling that brought a four-year battle over a proposed windfarm near his Doonbeg golf resort to an end may cause the Republican presidential hopeful a moment’s pause for thought.
Wed, 08 Jul, 2015
A planner with An Bord Pleanála has said the “siting of fast-food outlets is a significant planning issue as it is a significant public health issue”, as plans for a fast-food restaurant near two schools was refused for the second time.
Fri, 08 May, 2015
Plans to build a windfarm in East Cork using turbines almost double the height of the Elysian Tower have been shot down by An Bord Pleanála on the grounds of a negative visual impact and adverse impact on ecology.
Fri, 05 Dec, 2014