Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1975)

Catherine Murphy


1975. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if a report (details supplied) will be published regarding alleged serious planning irregularities in County Donegal; the reason for the delay in publishing same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35993/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The Review Into Certain Planning Matters In Respect Of Donegal County Council, by Mr. Rory Mulcahy S.C., was received by my Department in June 2017.

Following initial analysis and assessment of the report’s findings and recommendations, including interaction with the Department’s own legal advisers and the Attorney General’s Office, a comprehensive set of queries and a request for advice in relation to certain matters, including potential dissemination or publication of the report, was submitted to the Attorney General's Office.

Following the receipt of the Attorney's advice, officials in my Department have considered the matter further and prepared a submission for my consideration in respect of, inter alia, the issue of publication or dissemination of the report. Once I have concluded my deliberations, I will be in a position to make a further statement.