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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Departmental Expenditure, Departmental Staff, Health Services, Departmental Properties, Consultancy Contracts

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Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Departmental Agencies Data (14 Jun 2018)

“I propose to take Questions Nos. 253 to 255, inclusive, together. Project Ireland 2040, published in February 2018, signals a significant policy shift towards securing more compact and sustainable urban and rural development, which requires significantly more effective land management in key development areas. Against that background, it is proposed to establish a National Regeneration and...”

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016: Report Stage (Resumed) (13 Jun 2018)

“I cannot accept the amendment proposed by Senator O'Sullivan. The Bill as drafted ensures that the office of the planning regulator shall have regard to the policies and objectives of the Government, planning authorities and any other public authorities whose functions have a bearing on proper planning and development. Furthermore, section 10 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as...”

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016: Report Stage (Resumed) (13 Jun 2018)

“I will address the Opposition amendments Nos. 26 and 27 together, as tabled by Senators O'Sullivan and Boyhan, respectively. Both amendments have the same overall objective of the initiation, at the behest of the elected representative of the council, of a process for the variation of the local development plan or local area plan by way of a resolution adopted at a council meeting. We have...”

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(1) 20 Watergate St., Navan, Co. Meath: constituency office; (2) Cookstown, Kells, Co. Meath: family use. Other Information Provided: (1) & (2) mortage.
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