An Bord Pleanála’s Hyde inquiry to focus on 200 planning cases

The internal review is separate to an investigation being overseen by senior counsel Remy Farrell

An investigation is ongoing following concerns raised over potential undeclared conflicts of interest in certain cases decided by An Bord Pleanála. Picture: RollingNews

An Bord Pleanála’s internal investigation into planning decisions made by Paul Hyde, the deputy chairman of the authority, will be focused on up to 200 cases amid growing political pressure to review the entire structure and organisation of the state body.

Last month, the board confirmed it would undertake a review of planning decisions made by Hyde, who has been appointed to positions at An Bord Pleanála by successive Fine Gael ministers, including Phil Hogan ...