An Bord Pleanála has turned down an appeal by the minister against a decision of Kildare County Council to refuse her department planning permission for a proposal to allow turf cutting at Coolree Bog near Prosperous, Co Kildare.
Additional car and bus parking to cater for the large numbers of visitors to Muckross House, a protected area one of the southwest’s most popular tourist attractions in the 10,000-hectare Killarney National Park has been given the go-ahead.
A Government department has been accused of “the most appalling waste of public funds” after it was criticised for ploughing more than €8m into an arts cinema paying rent of just €1 a year for the next 25 years.
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.
Cork County Council has criticised a planning application for a €500,000 upgrade to ‘Heartbreak Pier,’ the derelict structure from which a million emigrants, including 123 who boarded the Titanic, departed Cobh for new lives in the UK, America, and Australia.