Independent Senator Victor Boyhan said great financial strain had been placed on communities in taking judicial review proceedings in an effort to halt developments sanctioned under the scheme. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Mark Hilliard Construction work on approved housing developments can take up to two years to begin despite the introduction of a controversial fast-t(...)

Planners must build trust with people to help them see “what’s best for them” rather than “what they think they actually want”. Photograph: Getty Images

Communities need to undergo a “cultural change” to accept sustainable high density housing developments, Minister of State for Housing Damien English (...)

A log cabin in a garden in  Dublin. Photograph: James Forde

Erecting log cabins or “sheds” in back gardens will not solve the housing crisis and will set a “dangerous precedent”, the Irish Planning Institute (I(...)

Artist’s impression of Tara House, proposed by Johnny Ronan to become Dublin’s tallest building

Poorly designed, inappropriately detailed and unsuitably located tall buildings have had a negative impact on communities across Ireland, the presiden(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launching Project Ireland 2040  at Sligo Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As reaction to the National Development Plan emerges, there is a clear divide between the business and industry sectors which have broadly welcomed ne(...)

The new application fee will range from €65 to €130 per unit, resulting in a maximum fee of €80,000, more than double the current maximum of €38,000 a local authority can charge. Photograph: Alan Betson

A significant plank of the Government’s housing strategy came into being on Friday, namely the fast-tracking of decision-making for large-scale housin(...)

A view of  Westport, Co. Mayo. Photograph: The Irish Times

Some towns are beating out-of-town shopping centres thanks to a system of ‘health checks’, a conference will be told today. The annual conference of (...)

The planning process was not holding back the construction of houses, according to the president of the Irish Planning Institute.

Allowing applications for developments of more than 100 homes to be made directly to An Bord Pleanála will damage democracy and increase the risk of (...)

Irish Planning Institute president Deirdre Fallon: independence essential to ensure “planning mistakes of the past” are not repeated

Appointing an independent planning regulator, and a full minister for housing and planning, must be priorities of the next government, the Irish Plan(...)