The 1997 Freedom of Information Act (FOI), as amended by the 2003 Freedom of Information (Amendment) Act required that governmental departments, the Health Service Executive, local authorities and a range of other public offices publish information regarding their activities. They were also required to make the information they held, which included personal information, available upon [...]

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Strategic Infrastructure Development

There is an issue with SID (Strategic Infrastructure Development) in that it goes straight to An Bord Pleanala. What this means is that a developer can bring a project to the Bord whilst simultaneously bypassing any consultation with the public. Consequently there arise some difficulties with fast-track development which has been created at the detriment [...]

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The Quarry Conundrum

This matter concerns section 261A of the Planning and Development Act. As the construction of many Irish quarries commenced prior to 1964, these would consequently have been exempt from having had to obtain planning permission, as was the case with all such developments. However, in order to comply with current-day EU legislation, all quarries now [...]

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