Planning and Judicial Review

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

We posted in May that the general scheme of the Planning and Development (Land Value Sharing and Urban Development Zones) Bill 2022 (the General Scheme) had been published by Government.

The Joint Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage (the Committee) has just published its report (the Report) on its Pre-Legislative Scrutiny

Speed Read

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

In recent years a staggering number of judicial review challenges have been brought against decisions of An Bord Pleanála (the Board), with an unusually high proportion being successful in overturning such decisions. The new Planning and Development Bill (the Bill) seeks to bring about certain changes to the judicial review process, including the