Written answers

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

State Bodies

Photo of Mairead FarrellMairead Farrell (Galway West, Sinn Fein)
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196. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will provide a list of all members of An Board Pleanála and the relevant subsection of section 106(1) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 that is, sub-section a, b, c, d or e, under which each was appointed under in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24014/22]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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The appointment of Board members to An Bord Pleanála is governed by section 106 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended (the Act), and Part 7 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, as amended. It provides that appointments to the Board by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage are generally made from candidates nominated by panels of prescribed bodies.

The information sought by the Deputy regarding the relevant sub-section of the Act under which the current members of the Board of An Bord Pleanála were appointed is set out in the following table:

NAME RELEVANT SECTION OF ACT
Mr. David Walsh (Chairperson) Appointed by the Government under Section 105
Mr. Paul Hyde (Deputy Chairperson) 106(1)(d)
Mr John Connolly 106(1)(b)
Mr Chris McGarry 106(1)(a)
Ms. Michelle Fagan 106(1)(b)
Mr. Stephen Bohan 106(1)(b) - Additional Board member appointed under Section 104(2) of the Act from Panel B nominations
Ms. Patricia Calleary 106(1)(c)
Mr Terry O'Niadh 106(1)(c)
Dr. Maria Fitzgerald 106(1)(d)

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