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The National Planning Framework in brief

After three years of development, the National Development Plan and the National Planning Framework were published together as a disruptive shift from the planning status quo. Together the two documents constitute Project...

Higher speed rail: A platform for change

David Gavaghan, co-founder of Aurora Prime Real Estate Fund and former Chair of CBI Northern Ireland, outlines how higher speed rail can provide a platform for unlocking the potential of the economic...

Effective regional development

Following the publication of the National Planning Framework, Director of the Northern and Western Regional Assembly David Minton attends the eolas Planning Conference 2018 and discusses preparation for the publication of a...

Planning for diverse rural communities

Tim Lucey, Chief Executive of Cork County Council, discusses how the National Planning Framework can provide for a sustainable balance of growth in a county where rural and urban settlements are integrated...

A Mutually Beneficial All-Island Waste Strategy

All-island co-operation between Ireland and Northern Ireland in environmental protection, sustainable waste management and policy ordination is a mutually beneficial area of co-operation. Given current headwinds, it is more crucial than ever...

Planning Conference 2018

The annual Planning Conference recently took place in the Radisson Blu, Golden Lane, bringing together key stakeholders to look at the implementation of the NPF, the implications of the comprehensive changes and...

Innovation to satisfy the connected consumer

The era of enhanced connectivity has revolutionised our interactions. As such, we must look ahead, anticipate our customers’ evolving needs and meet them with digital solutions to deliver efficiency and consumer convenience....

The digital utility

Changing customer demands, new products and services and the potential of mass data collection has driven most utilities to embrace digital changes. However, rather than simply utilising digital technology to improve efficiency,...

Connected homes

Innovation in product design has shifted greatly within the realm of Internet of Things and these products are now forming the basis of the connected home. As Ireland moves closer in its...