IDA to get more power to force land purchases

IDA to get more power to force land purchases
Thomas Reid, the Kildare farmer

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

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.

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