The Irish Planning Institute (IPI) has called on Darragh O’Brien, the Minister for Housing, to make a number of temporary appointments to An Bord Pleanála amid concern the planning body’s workload could be compromised over the coming months. It comes as the Dáil, on Thursday afternoon, held a debate around the future of the embattled authority after months of controversy, and follows a series of allegations against the board’s former deputy chair, Paul Hyde, as well as questions arising around a number of the board’s procedures. In April, O’Brien initiated a review by senior counsel Remy Farrell into a number of Hyde’s planning decisions, which has since been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
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