Niall Cussen  is currently the chief planner at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and was involved in the development of the National Planning Framework published earlier this year.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

An independent planning regulator has been appointed by the Government. Niall Cussen will oversee the new Office of the Planning Regulator, which is(...)

There is only one way to root out corruption and that is to have an independent, properly resourced anti-corruption body with full police powers. Photograph: Getty Images

Don’t believe a word of it. After last night’s sickening revelations of yet more shenanigans in public life there will be pledges to clean up Irish p(...)