Niall Cussen

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Planning regulator Niall Cussen: “For people who have toiled with the commute, the lure of remote working or blended working options will be very strong.” File photograph: Alan Betson

Pandemic positives are a bit thin on the ground but its timing, in one particular way at least, has been auspicious given the attention it has brought(...)

Aer Lingus is talking to UK government officials about operating direct flights from England to the United States. Photograph: Tom Honan

Retailers are seeking “Covid clauses” in new contracts or extensions being agreed with landlords, the Sunday Independent reports. William Fry property(...)

A total of 55 per cent of all houses granted permission in the eastern and midlands area were in the four commuter counties outside Dublin – Kildare, Louth, Meath and Wicklow.

The State’s new planning regulator has not examined a single complaint made by the public about the planning system, according to the regulator’s firs(...)

British developer Rioja Estates wants to create a tourist outlet village close to the IDA industrial estate at Killacloyne in Carrigtwohill. File photograph: Getty

Cork city retailers have expressed concern that a plan by Cork County Council to allow a €100 million Kildare Village-type retail outlet on the outski(...)

An analysis of 40,000 transactions and proximity to parks and green spaces including water shows parks have the most positive effect.  Photograph: iStock

Having a house or an apartment in Dublin which is within walking distance of a park significantly adds to its property value , an environment conferen(...)

Niall Cussen is the State’s first planning regulator. People who do not co-operate with his office will be guilty of a criminal offence. Photograph: Alan Betson

Local authorities can expect to be assessed on their planning performance every five to 10 years under a new regime from the State’s first planning re(...)

Minister for Enterprise  Heather Humphreys, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Housing  Eoghan Murphy  during the launch of the establishment of the Land Development Agency, at the Department of Social Protection, Dublin. File photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

There is much about the Land Development Agency (LDA) that seems sensible, to the point it is a wonder that it didn’t exist sooner. It is difficult t(...)

 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(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government Eoghan Murphy at the launch of the establishment of the Land Development Agency.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Government policy is fuelling further land speculation and making the housing crisis worse, a leading housing expert has warned. University College D(...)

Developer Michael O’Flynn predicted a static level of housing supply in the absence of significant Government intervention. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There are “serious” viability issues for property developments outside of Dublin, a leading property developer has said. Speaking to The Irish Times,(...)

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