National Planning Framework is ‘Dublin- Centric’ and lacks ambition for Rural Ireland – IFA

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has described the draft National Planning Framework developed by Government as “Dublin-centric and lacking ambition for rural Ireland.”   Thomas Cooney said, “The Government’s aspiration to develop a planning framework out to 2040 in a balanced and coherent way fails rural Ireland, particularly in the addressing following four areas: the decline […]

Ibec calls For A Long Term Planning And Investment Strategy For Ireland

Ibec- the group that represents Irish business – has called for an ambitious long-term planning and investment strategy for Ireland to redress the growing imbalance between the regions and the greater Dublin economy. In their submission to the public consultation on the National Planning Framework, Ibec said that in order for the 2040 plan to […]

Quarterly Report Shows House Building Increased By Over 30% Last Year

House building activity increased by over 30% in 2016 according to the latest figures from the Construction Industry Federation (CIF).   Tom Parlon, Director General CIF said:   “All measures of house building activity and housing output show a strengthening trend as we begin 2017. However, the planning environment and access to development finance will […]