Saturday September 19, 2020

Planning rules must be adapted to fit the challenging economic climate

Residents and the economy in general would benefit from a more flexible and fast-moving system for building homes

30th August, 2020
Planning issues at Johnny Ronan‘s proposed Spencer Place apartment development, beside the new Salesforce Tower in Dublin Docklands, are being cited in Dublin City Council’s legal challenge against An Bord Pleanala‘s decision to grant the scheme permission

The government should be commended for the financial means deployed in the July jobs stimulus package to help get Ireland's businesses back on their feet. It is impossible to satisfy all demands, but the package will assist in mitigating some of Covid-19’s impact on the economy.

As well as deploying its monetary resources, however, the government must look at what non-financial tools it can use in the short term to help the economy...

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