A mock-up of the proposed Strand Road cycle path. Image via Dublin City Council

The High Court has rejected Dublin City Council’s planned two-lane cycleway for the Strand Road in Sandymount. Mr Justice Charles Meenan ruled the cy(...)

Save Cork City Community Association challenged An Bord Pleanála’s permission for remedial works to the quay walls and construction of flood-defence works. File photograph: iStock

A local community association has failed to get High Court orders overturning An Bord Pleanála’s permission for certain flood relief works on Morriso(...)

The case is against An Bord Pleanála, the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and the State. Pictured above is Cork city. Photograph: iStock

A Cork city community association wants the High Court to overturn An Bord Pleanála’s permission for certain flood relief works in the city. The proc(...)

One lane currently used by traffic would be used to create a two-way cyclepath, the court heard. File photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

The way the Sandymount cycleway was planned was a “particularly extreme example” of the public being excluded from proper participation, the High Cour(...)

On Wednesday, Mr Justice Richard Humphreys began hearing two separate challenges aimed at quashing An Bord Pleanála’s  permission granted last November. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A High Court judge has been urged to overturn permission for a cycle and pedestrian greenway in south Kerry on grounds including An Bord Pleanála’s “f(...)

Mr Justice Richard  Humphreys said in his April judgment An Taisce’s real grievance is with government policy and the issues raised were not a basis for challenging this permission under the planning code.

A judge will give his decision at a later date on whether to allow an appeal to take place over his rejection of a challenge to planning permission fo(...)

The ESB had been granted substitute consent  for a grid connection between a Co Cork wind farm and an electricity sub-station.

A farmer has won High Court orders on consent overturning a decision to grant consent to the ESB for a grid connection between a Co Cork wind farm and(...)

The application concerns An Bord Pleanala’s permission for 32 apartments on the site of a protected structure known as Stone Villa, at North Circular Road, Dublin 7.

A local residents’ group has initiated a challenge to planning approval for an apartment development on Dublin’s North Circular Road on grounds includ(...)

The flood relief scheme runs between St Enda’s Park (above) and the confluence of the stream with the Owendoher river in Rathfarnham. Image: Google Streetview

A local residents group has taken a High Court challenge over planning approval for flood relief works in Rathfarnham in south County Dublin. Ballybo(...)

Ireland has been referred to the European Court of Justice over its persistent failure to designate special areas of conservation. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Ireland has been referred to the European Court of Justice over its persistent failure to designate special areas of conservation (SACs), more than f(...)

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