This is a copy of a submission made by IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan to the Department of Public Expenditure on the National Development Plan.
The submission raises a variety of issues over the efficiency of Ireland’s planning system warning some aspects of it were becoming a “reputational risk” for the country.
- the protracted nature of the judicial review process.
- the way judicial review has become almost a ‘de facto’ step in the planning process.
- delays in leasing and licensing regime for foreshore development.
It also touches on climate change, telecommunications, education, and the water and energy networks.