Graham Pierce, partner and head of commercial property at Worthingtons Solicitors in Belfast, examines the law on signage in Northern Ireland.
Published 9 December 2019
A company seeking to develop a wind farm in Cork has lost an application for judicial review of a decision by An Bord Pleanála to refuse planning permission based on the “cumulative impact on landscape and visual amenity”.
Published 29 November 2019
Government proposals to rewrite planning laws to reduce the number of judicial review challenges to controversial developments would deny communities access to justice, lawyers have warned.
Published 13 November 2019
High Court: Cork County Council refused application to direct property arbitrator to state a case on jurisdiction
The High Court has refused an application made by Cork County Council in which it sought an order to direct a property arbitrator to state a case regarding his jurisdiction.
Published 16 October 2019
The first strategic housing development in Limerick has been refused planning permission on environmental grounds.
Published 4 October 2019
Published 27 September 2019
Senior business leaders and energy industry experts in Ireland do not believe the State will achieve its renewable energy targets, according to a new survey carried out by Mason Hayes & Curran.
Published 24 September 2019
Des Johnson, former director of planning at An Bord Pleanála, has today been appointed as chairperson of the Forestry Appeals Committee (FAC).
Published 23 September 2019
A bill to require nearly a third of all housing developments to be set aside for first-time buyers is set to be introduced by Fianna Fáil next month.
Published 19 August 2019
Brendan Slattery, partner and head of environment and planning at McCann FitzGerald, considers recent court challenges to strategic housing developments.
Published 22 July 2019
The decision to grant planning permission for a large-scale housing development in Blackrock, Co Dublin, has been set aside in the High Court.
Published 12 July 2019
Beale & Co partner Sarah Conroy and trainee solicitor Cian O'Gorman consider whether a proposed bill represents a constructive step towards the refurbishment of Ireland's planning and building processes.
Published 18 January 2019