Category Archives: Environment

National Planning Framework: the big picture

David Walsh, Assistant Secretary at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government addresses the 2018 Planning Conference, contextualising the National Planning framework (NPF) and summarising the high-level priorities for development. As...

Vacant Homes: a national initiative

Bringing vacant homes back into use has myriad benefits. eolas speaks with Mayo County Council Director of Services, Tom Gilligan about a mutually beneficial initiative to identify and utilise vacant dwellings suitable...

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...

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...

Hans Bruyninckx, European Environment Agency; Denis Naughten, TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment; Laura Burke, Environmental Protection Agency and Terry Dunne, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

Environment Ireland® 2016

  This year’s Environment Ireland® was the 12th edition of what has become Ireland’s major annual conference on environmental policy and management. The conference is organised in association with the Environmental Protection...

Asset management in water infrastructure

The Irish water industry is facing an enormous challenge over the coming decades to ensure our water infrastructure is sufficient to meet the challenges of economic growth and environmental regulation with limited...