Adamstown’s underutilised train station. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish Planning Institute has warned against lowering apartment standards in a “knee-jerk” reaction to the housing crisis.The institute was respond(...)

Prof Jan Gehl said Ireland and other former British colonies “have allowed traffic planners to exert undue influence, with silly ideas like every time a pedestrian approaches a crossing, they have to ‘apply’ to cross the street when it should be a human right”.

Dublin needs “thousands more” seats or park benches in the city centre, according to renowned Danish urbanist Jan Gehl. He found it astonishing ther(...)

Everyone whose power supply was cut as a result of recent storms will appreciate the value of having a reliable supply of electricity – and the heroic(...)

A sizzling summer; a late late spring, ferocious storms driven by the Atlantic jetstream, evidence of more extreme weather. All these meteorological t(...)

The guidelines mention “shadow flicker”, caused when rotating blades cast shadows on properties.

New planning guidelines for wind energy include a “mandatory” setback distance of 500 metres between any turbine and the nearest home and an “absolute(...)

“Any national renewable energy planning strategy cannot just consider wind energy alone and must also take into account other technologies and issues.” Photograph: Reuters/Brian Snyder

The efficient production and use of energy is a central consideration for planning. Ireland has a number of strategic advantages in the area of renewa(...)

CGI of “Facebook town” beside the company’s Menlo Park campus in California

Reporting from the heart of Cannapolis, North Carolina in 1933, a Fortune magazine journalist noted the town was “like a medieval city, standing aloof(...)

Minister Jan O’Sullivan said public acceptance of wind farms is vital

Some wind energy developers are “behaving like an oil baron of old” in dismissing concerns of communities about the potentially negative impact of the(...)

Planning experts have warned that a recent High Court ruling with respect to unauthorised developments could undermine the regulatory system. The find(...)