In two judgments delivered together late in December 2023, the Supreme Court (the Court) dismissed appeals in respect of challenges regarding zoning changes to the Meath County Development Plan for 2021 to 2027 (the Development Plan). The challenges had previously been dismissed by the High Court in July 2022, with the Supreme Court

As part of Budget 2024 the Minister for Finance announced a number of changes to the application of the Residential Zoned Land Tax (RZLT). On 19 October, the Finance (No.2) Bill 2023 (the Bill) was published which proposes two important changes to RZLT.

Liability date delayed

The Bill provides that the first

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In North Great George’s Street Preservation Society v An Bord Pleanála Mr Justice Humphreys refused to quash planning permission for shared accommodation developments at Hill Street and North Great George’s Street.

The Court was critical of the Applicants, where they contended that an archway located at the front of 36a North Great George’s

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider two appeals concerning the nature of local development plans and how these can be legally challenged. The issues will be considered in appeals brought by developers whose legal challenges to zoning elements of the Meath County Development Plan for 2021 to 2027 were dismissed by the High Court

Enforcement of planning law and the powers of An Bord Pleanála (or An Coimisiún Pleanála, in time) and local authorities in this respect will be of particular interest to developers. In relation to enforcement, there are very few changes to the current regime envisaged by the new Planning and Development Bill (the Bill). Enforcement

In a recent High Court judgment[1], the Court struck out a property developer’s claim that local objectors, who issued judicial review proceedings in response to planning permission granted to the developer for a strategic housing development, had committed the torts of maintenance and champerty.

‘Maintenance’ is the giving of assistance to a party

The Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Act 2021 (the LRD Act) sets out proposed new arrangements for “large scale residential developments” (LRDs), which will supersede the existing Strategic Housing Development (SHD) process, due to lapse on 25 February 2022. The SHD process was introduced in 2016, with the