Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (632)

Eoin Ó Broin


632. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if the report into alleged planning irregularities in County Donegal will be published; and the action he plans to take arising from the contents of the report. [39599/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

I received the report, entitled 'A Review Into Certain Planning Matters in Respect of Donegal County Council', on 11th June 2017.

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

Taking account of the Attorney General's advice, my Department considered the matter further and prepared a submission for my consideration, including an assessment of the options available to me in terms of publication or dissemination. 

I am considering the report and the extensive legal advices received. Once I have concluded my deliberations, I will be in a position to make a further statement.