On Friday November 11th I attended the Annual Dinner of the Irish Planning Institute as a guest of their President Brendan Allen.
It was an enjoyable night marked by the award of IPI Fellowship to the Dept of the Environment Community and Local Government Chief Planner John Martin. John has had a seminal role in the development of Irish planning law firstly with
local authorities and in later years with the Department. Dublin
An Bord Pleanala was represented at the event by its Deputy Chairperson Karl Kent and Board Member Mary McMahon.