Report into alleged conflicts of interest at An Bord Pleanála referred to DPP and Gardaí

Senior Counsel Remy Farrell conducted review after allegations that the board’s former deputy chair, Paul Hyde, failed to declare conflicts of interest during the course of his work on planning decisions

In a statement, the Department said it “is now a matter for the Director of Public Prosecutions as to whether a criminal prosecution should be undertaken arising from the findings of the report. Picture:

A report into allegations of conflicts of interest relating to Paul Hyde, the former deputy chair of An Bord Pleanála, has been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), An Garda Síochana and the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO).

In a statement this evening, the Department of Housing said the report, completed by senior counsel Remy Farrell last month, had been referred to the authorities on the advice of the Attorney General.

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