Peter Sweetman

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Mike Glennon, of sawmill group Glennon Brothers, predicts that the Republic will have to begin importing timber to build houses. This is despite the 770,000 hectares under forest in the State. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Vast swathes of trees are waiting to be felled in the Republic, but a bureaucratic tangle risks leaving them in the ground and threatening the supply (...)

Substitute consent allows developers ‘in exceptional circumstances’ to make a retrospectve application for a project that should have had an environmental impact assessment carried out before planning but did not. Photograph: iStock

The Supreme Court has declared “substitute consent”, a form of retention permission in Irish planning law, inconsistent with the Environmental Impact (...)

A view of the Doonbeg golf course and resort hotel. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There are fears among locals that the Trump organisation may pull out of Doonbeg, after Donald Trump’s Co Clare golf resort lost its bid for planning (...)

Deirdre Goggin  at Ballindooley beside the Headford Road. She says the compulsory purchase of her  home may ruin her financially.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Deirdre Goggin’s cottage on the Headfort Road in Galway is picture perfect even on a rainy day. Decades of work have gone into sculpting mature trees (...)

The Kerry slug, a  species found in large numbers on the greenway route. Illustration: Michael Viney

A proposed cycling and pedestrian greenway will disturb the habitats for the Kerry slug and the lesser horseshoe bat, it has been claimed in a High Co(...)

Site expansion and the related investment will be taken in stages and are subject to change based on business, economic, and other factors, an Intel spokeswoman said. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Chip manufacturer Intel has welcomed planning approval for a new €3.6 billion manufacturing facility at its campus in Leixlip, Co. Kildare. The proje(...)

Brent geese at Clontarf seafront: Crekav says the residents’ case could affect plans to develop the lands. Photograph: Alan Betson

An action aimed at having lands in Dublin earmarked for a major housing development designated as a special area of conservation is to be fast-tracked(...)

Environmental campaigner Peter Sweetman. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A legal challenge by environmentalist Peter Sweetman over construction of the national grid connection to a wind farm in Co Wicklow is to be fast trac(...)

Kildare County Council has given the green light to Intel for its planned $4 billion (€3.53 billion) manufacturing fabrication  facility in Leixlip.

Kildare Co Council has given the green light to Intel for its planned $4 billion (€3.53 billion) manufacturing fabrication (FAB) facility in Leixlip. (...)

Consultants for Intel have told Kildare County Council that the firm has already invested $12.5 billion on its site at Leixlip and the firm is seeking a 10-year planning permission for its new application. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The way is clear for Intel to get the go-ahead for its planned $4 billion (€3.5 billion) manufacturing fabrication (FAB) facility at its Leixlip plant(...)

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