Wednesday June 3, 2020

Ailesbury Road residents in fast-track planning battle

High Court filing by two businessmen and Pat Desmond, wife of Dermot Desmond, claims system is ‘undemocratic and unconstitutional’

Killian Woods

Business reporter

3rd March, 2020
Pat Desmond with husband Dermot. She is one of three Ailesbury Road residents objecting to the Strategic Housing Development scheme

Three Ailesbury Road residents have filed a legal challenge against the state’s fast-track planning legislation, branding the system “undemocratic and unconstitutional”.

Pat Desmond – who is married to billionaire Dermot Desmond – and businessmen John Gleeson and Chris Comerford filed High Court proceedings on February 28 against the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and the Attorney General.

A statement released to the Business Post confirmed the challenge is against the...

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