Boland’s Mill: the concerns largely relate to the “architectural quality” of the new residential building, which planners say is not of the same standard as the two office blocks

Receivers acting for Nama have been advised by Dublin City Council to rethink their €150 million plans for the redevelopment of the historic Boland(...)

Judgments: Key cases in brief

A two-week break during an assault trial did not render a conviction unsafe. DPP vs Franey (2015) IECA 15 (Court of Appeal, Edwards J, February 4th, 2(...)

An engineer who alleges a “fundamentally unfair” planning procedure has been adopted for a proposed wind farm development in Co Meath which he fears w(...)

The former Bord Fáilte headquarters at the junction of Lower Baggot Street and Wilton Terrace in Dublin 2, overlooking the Grand Canal

A recent feature in The Irish Times described the former Bord Fáilte headquarters, at Baggot Street bridge in Dublin, as a “rundown site”. Many people(...)

Former Galway mayor and Independent Cllr Catherine Connolly has questioned why light rail was not considered by the planners. Photograph: The Irish Times

Galway Racecourse manager John Moloney has warned that most of the routes proposed for the city’s new bypass run through Ballybrit and could force the(...)

Outgoing head of Shell E&P Ireland Michael Crothers has said that the Irish planning system is ‘adversarial’, and mediation could replace ‘resorting to the courts.’ File photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Outgoing head of Shell E&P Ireland Michael Crothers has said that the Irish planning system is “adversarial”, and mediation could replace “resorti(...)

An Taisce is seeking orders quashing a November 2014 decision of An Bord Pleanála granting approval for a road improvement scheme from Dingle (above) to Annascaul and from Gortbreagoge to Camp Road. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A challenge by An Taisce to planning approval for a controversial €65m road widening scheme on the N86 road between Tralee and Dingle is to be fast-tr(...)

Say hello, wave goodbye: the Stena Explorer arrives in Dún Laoghaire for the first time, in 1996. Photograph: Joe St Leger 2:00

Alistair Rumball is good at making a splash or two, as marine co-ordinator for films such as The Guard and Saving Private Ryan. The Sky television ser(...)

Minister of State Sean Sherlock said  upgrading the N20 road to a motorway was needed to ensure Cork and Limerick continued to grow. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The upgrading of the main Cork to Limerick road to a motorway is essential for balanced regional development as a counter to Dublin and the east coas(...)

Fast food giant McDonalds has appealed Dublin City Council’s decision to not allow  extended opening hours in the company’s Temple Bar outlet. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fast food giant McDonald’s wants to be able to serve its Big Macs and its other famous meals until 3am every morning at its controversial Temple Bar o(...)