Month: February 2021

Planning Regulator Appears at Oireachtas Climate Action Committee

The Planning Regulator, Niall Cussen appeared at today’s meeting of the Oireachtas Climate Action Committee. The meeting was considering how Ireland can reduce its carbon emissions by 51% by 2030. As part of its examination of how this target can be achieved, the Committee is undertaking a sector-by-sector analysis with today’s meeting focusing on the …

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Expansion of the OPR’s Online Planning Library Service

The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR), has further developed its online planning library facility with the recent publication of a new technical glossary. The new glossary, along with the previously published acronym list are useful technical aids when reading through material on the OPR’s online planning library. The glossary serves as an accompaniment to …

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A New Training Event for Local Authority Elected Members provides A Guide to Planning Enforcement in Ireland

Local Authority Planning Enforcement is the subject for the next planning training webinar for elected members of local authorities organised by the OPR in conjunction with the Association of Irish Local Government. The webinar will take place on Friday, 26 February between 10-11:30am. The event will feature a presentation from John Downey, Enforcement Manager, Dublin City …

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Eco Eye episode shines a spotlight on initiatives to revitalise Ireland’s towns and villages

The latest episode of Ireland’s longest running environmental TV series Eco Eye, focuses on the challenges facing Ireland’s towns and villages as they respond to falling populations and the closures of essential services such as banks, post offices and Garda stations and examines the initiatives being adopted to rejuvenate these communities. The title of the …

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