The National Planning Framework is intended to give a clear strategy for where and how the country is to be developed, built and connected over the next decade. File photograph: Getty Images

What is the Government discussing today? Ministers are meeting in Government Buildings to discuss the content and presentation of two important docum(...)

Leo Varadkar has said the NPF must be realistic. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted the National Planning Framework (NPF) needs to be realistic insisting every town cannot become a city. Speaking a(...)

‘It is more often the legal process that holds things up, as we saw with the Apple Data Centre in Galway’

Major developments take major planning. This month sees the closing off of public consultations for Ireland’s biggest planning endeavour yet, the new (...)

The lord mayor of Cork city, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald, has written an open letter to some 100,000 people who currently live in the county council area but would be incorporated into an expanded city region.

A row over the proposed expansion of Cork city into surrounding county areas has escalated, with the mayors of the affected local authorities clashing(...)

 Owen Keegan, chief executive of Dublin City Council, says the new National Planning Framework   fails to recognise the importance of Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The chief executive of Dublin City Council, Owen Keegan, has sharply criticised Government proposals for the new National Planning Framework (NPF) for(...)

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