Second planning denial on Omey Island leaves ‘bad taste’ for businessman

Peter Fitzsimons has been in tussles with local council and An Bord Pleanála over half-built house on scenic island for several years

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
20th December, 2020
Second planning denial on Omey Island leaves ‘bad taste’ for businessman
An Bord Pleanála, concluded that the finished house would “break the skyline and be visible from tourist routes

A Surrey-based businessman has told the Business Post he is “p***ed off” after a second failed attempt to save his half-built house on the uninhabited Omey Island, off the coast of Galway.

Peter Fitzsimons, whose grew up in Meath before moving with his parents to England in the 1950s, is a former financial adviser and has owned 33 acres on Omey since 2002.

Fitzsimons, who trains Connemara ponies and has a farm...

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