Dublin Bay: The Sandymount and Merrion Residents’ Association lost its challenge this week to the proposed expansion of the plant and the construction of an outflow tunnel into the bay. Photograph: Frank Miller

A residents’ group opposing the €270 million expansion of Dublin’s municipal sewage treatment plant will learn next week whether it will face costs fr(...)

Fine Gael  Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan at a news conference relating to the Dublin Docklands Development Authority in 2010. Yesterday he deferred the dissolution of the authority which was due to take place next week. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The dissolution of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority, due to take place next week, has been deferred by Minister for the Environment Phil Hog(...)

Kite surfing in Dublin Bay near Sandymount. Residents of Sandymount and Merrion want to block the proposed €270 million Ringsend scheme to pipe the waste of about 1.8 million people into Dublin Bay. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A residents group has lost its challenge to the proposed € 270m expansion of the sewage treatment plant for Dublin city, including the construction o(...)

John O’Connor, pictured during his time as chairman of An Bord Pleanála.

The newly appointed chairman of Eirgrid, John O’Connor, has rejected claims that he has a conflict of interest due to his previous role as chairman of(...)

Eirgrid, the State company responsible for Ireland’s electricity networks

Former planning appeals board chairman John O’Connor is to take the same role at Eirgrid, the State company responsible for Ireland’s electricity netw(...)

Part of Dublin’s north docklands. “Dublin City Council recently approved the SDZ scheme, the friendly-sounding ‘strategic development zone’ plan for the docklands . . . If the SDZ scheme is totally approved, the council would have the power to approve planning decisions that couldn’t be appealed to An Bord Pleanála.” Photograph: David Sleator

Twenty-four years and two days ago, on November 9th, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. It would be a while before it was physically destroyed, but that day,(...)

Martin Delaney from Clonmel at Saturday’s anti-pylon protest walk to the Mahon Falls, Co Waterford. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

More than 1,500 people walked in the cold winter rain at the weekend to protest against any proposed Eirgrid network of pylons designated for the area(...)

The controversial Grid Link project aims to link the national grid between Leinster and Munster with new 400kV overhead lines

A protest is due to take place in Co Waterford today against plans for giant electricity pylons. Up to 1,000 people are expected at Mahon Falls in the(...)

Montevetro building on Barrow Street, Dublin’s tallest commercial building.  The docklands strategic development zone will give council planners the power to make decisions that could not be appealed to An Bord Pleanála, including the power to grant permission for structures 50 per cent higher than Dublin’s current tallest building. Photograph: Treasury Holdings

A fast-track planning scheme which would allow buildings up to 22 storeys high in Dublin’s docklands has been approved by Dublin City Council. The doc(...)

The former cattle mart site in Kilkenny city, which has frontage on to New Road, Barrack Street and the Castlecomer Road

An exceptionally large development site in Kilkenny city, due to be zoned for a neighbourhood centre, is to be offered for sale by private treaty in t(...)

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