The site of the proposed €850m Apple data centre at Athenry, Co Galway, which has been approved by An Bord Pleanála.  Mr Justice Paul McDermott has set the date of October 25th to hear objectors’ applications for leave to appeal the decision

An appeal is being sought against a judgment permitting US tech giant Apple to develop the first phase of a planned €850 million data centre in Co Gal(...)

The High Court had in 2014 quashed an earlier permission by Am Bord Pleanála to Framore for the development

A High Court judge has refused to allow a number of local residents appeal his decision rejecting their challenge to permission for a wind farm devel(...)

An artist’s impression of the plan for the pedestrianisation of College Green.

Opposition to plans for the transformation of College Green into a European-style pedestrian plaza has now built up such a head of steam that Dublin (...)

Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney: has extended the deadline for public consultation several times. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A community in south Connemara has expressed “serious concerns” about the Marine Institute’s handling of its application to develop its renewable ener(...)

The process over the question of potentially fracking for gas in Co Leitrim has been suspended pending a study commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency. File photograph: Citizens of the Planet/Education Images/UIG via Getty Images

Anti-fracking campaigners have called a public meeting for Wednesday night to discuss the commencement of drilling in Co Antrim. The meeting, to be (...)

The Bord na Móna Endenderry peat powered power station in Co Offaly. Photograph: : Niall Carson/PA Wire

The High Court’s decision to overturn planning permission for the continued operation of Bord Na Móna’s (BNM) Edenderry plant represents a major setba(...)

A general view of the Bord na Mona Edenderry peat powered power station in Co Offaly. Photograph: PA

An Taisce has secured a court order overturning a planning permission for the continued operation of a Bord na Móna peat-powered power plant near Eden(...)

The site of Carrickmines Castle, in Co Dublin: the omission of any reference to its national monument status from the Carrickmines Conservation Plan highlights the urgent need for review of heritage policy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Thirteen years ago, a small, diverse group of concerned citizens called “Carrickminders” entered the site of the Carrickmines Castle, south Dublin. We(...)

Thirteen local residents have lost their High Court challenge to the granting of planning permission for the construction of a biomass heat and power (...)

The developer claims if permission is secured the wind farm will generate substantial electricity for up to 30 years, 225 construction jobs and 60 long-term jobs, and some €3.5 million for local projects over its lifetime

An engineer has lost his High Court challenge over the planning procedure adopted for a proposed wind farm near his home at Kells, Co Meath. Ms Justic(...)