Easy to use guide to planning enforcement launched

Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, TD today (19/11/2012) launched a user-friendly guide to planning enforcement in Ireland.   Speaking at the launch Minister O’Sullivan said, “Rebuilding public confidence in the planning system is one of my key aims.  For too long the way we communicate planning information has been weighted down with technical […]

Minister O’Sullivan launches Consultation Document for the regulation of Approved Housing Bodies

Jan O’Sullivan, Minister for Housing and Planning, today (8/8/2012) launched a draft voluntary code for the regulation of approved housing bodies. The draft code, which is available on the Department’s website www.environ.ie, is available for public consultation until 21 September, and will be formally launched thereafter.   In publishing this consultation document, the Minister recognised […]

Minister O’Sullivan Publishes Draft Guidelines on carrying out Environmental Impact Assessment

Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, T.D., today (31 July, 2012) published draft guidelines for planning authorities on carrying out environmental impact assessment. The publication marks the start of a 7 week public consultation phase during which all stakeholders and members of the public are invited to submit their views on the draft. Following […]

Minister Jan O’Sullivan provides €67.75 million to improve homes of older people and people with a disability

Ms. Jan O’Sullivan T.D., Minister for Housing and Planning, today 24 February 2012 announced a capital provision of €67.75m for grants to improve or adapt the private homes of older people and people with a disability in 2012.   Announcing the allocations, the Minister said, “The Government is determined that our scarce resources are targeted […]

Penrose opens new Housing Development in Monard, Co. Tipperary

The Minister for Housing and Planning, Mr. Willie Penrose, T.D.  today (  October) performed the official opening of an award winning newly constructed housing project in Monard, Co Tipperary.  The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government has provided over €1.6 million  in funding for this project.  The construction of the 10 units of accommodation […]