Thursday June 4, 2020

Minister overturns planning decisions for four sites in Tuam

Minister of State for Planning Damien English told local councillors they had ignored a warning from him about the rezonings in September last year

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

24th February, 2019
Minister of State for Planning Damien English

Minister of State for Planning Damien English has ordered a council to overturn four “disorderly” rezoning decisions which were in breach of the planning rules.

He issued a ministerial order to reverse aspects of the development plan for Tuam in north Co Galway.

Tuam has made international headlines in recent years due to revelations about the former mother and baby home located in the town, and the excavations being carried out to find...

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