Thursday February 20, 2020

IDA to get more power to force land purchases

Department drafting bill to avoid a repeat of Thomas Reid’s block on sale of land to state agency

16th July, 2017
Thomas Reid, the Kildare farmer

The government is planning to beef up the IDA’s compulsory purchase powers, with a view to avoiding a re-run of the case of Thomas Reid, the Kildare farmer who saw off an attempt by the state’s development agency to take over his family farm.

The IDA had attempted to execute a compulsory purchase order over the farm, which had been in the Reid family for over a century, on behalf of...

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