While the State may be a co-respondent or notice party in certain legal challenges against planning decisions of An Bord Pleanála, this would not always be the case. Full details in relation to the number and nature of such cases would be held by the Board and the management of such cases is a matter for the Board itself. Under section 30 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, I am specifically precluded from commenting or exercising any power or control in relation to any particular case with which the Board is or may be concerned.
Arrangements have been put in place by all bodies under the aegis of my Department to facilitate the provision of information directly to members of the Oireachtas. This provides a speedy, efficient and cost effective system to address queries directly to the relevant bodies. The contact email address for An Bord Pleanála in this regard is Oireachtasqueries@pleanala.ie.