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Land(scape)

That imaginary Manhattan of 1942 will live forever and will defeat all other versions of Manhattan from any time.

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The Waste Bin

What is of moment is this: we no longer care about traffic, that is, the private motor car. We have changed our viewpoint. We cheerfully squeeze it daily into a narrow traffic lane in Patrick Street. That’s not the only change. Dublin Corporation is now Dublin City Council: it hasn’t gone away and it is still an institution of vision.

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Planning Objections

Objectors, therefore should research the past history of an applicant and the history of his/her developments and provide that evidence to the planning authority.

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Planning Enforcement

Firstly, the Planning and Development Act 2000 places no express obligation on the prosecution to prove that the “development” is unauthorised. Development, whether of use or of works, is not unauthorised unless it post-dates 1st October 1964.

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Quarries

Quarries, no less than any other development, are subject to control by application to the High Court

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Walk this way

Certainty is good for business. Ireland has now produced a series of standard contracts for use in public construction and engineering projects.

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Corrib Gas case update

THE HIGH COURT Record No: 840P/2005 BETWEEN: SHELL E & P IRELAND LIMITED Plaintiff And PHILIP MCGRATH, JAMES PHILBIN, WILLIE CORDUFF, MONICA MULLER, BRID MCGARRY, PETER SWEETMAN Defendants And THE MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS MARINE AND NATURAL RESOURCES, IRELAND AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Defendants to the counterclaim of second and fifth defendants Update (6th June 2008) 1. The High Court, on the application of the Defendants to the Counterclaim, has ordered the trial of a preliminary issue. 2. The issue will […]

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Quarries

The Minister has issued guidelines to the planning authorities on quarries. The guidelines emphasise that “registrationâ€? does not authorise an unauthorised development.

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A good cog?

Who, in the name of goodness, does the UK Roads Authority use to write its contracts?

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Don’t come back

In truth, neither the contractors nor the public authorities seeking tenders genuinely know what the costs of such projects are; the tenders are guesses.

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