Fórsa criticises Bord Pleanála plans to outsource governance services

Trade union claims move to hire external advisors at embattled planning body would create ‘serious personal discord’ and ‘alienate’ staff from board

An Bord Pleanála has been strongly criticised over plans to outsource part of its corporate governance structure following months of controversy at the embattled planning body.

In a recent letter to the board, Fórsa, the trade union, hit out at what it claimed was a breach of local and national agreements, saying members would not cooperate with plans to hire external advisors to provide guidance to the board’s audit and risk committee on a contractual ...