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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 12 May 2022

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Questions (196)

Mairéad Farrell

Question:

196. Deputy Mairéad Farrell asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will provide a list of all members of An Board Pleanála and the relevant subsection of section 106(1) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 that is, sub-section a, b, c, d or e, under which each was appointed under in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24014/22]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The appointment of Board members to An Bord Pleanála is governed by section 106 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended (the Act), and Part 7 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, as amended. It provides that appointments to the Board by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage are generally made from candidates nominated by panels of prescribed bodies.

The information sought by the Deputy regarding the relevant sub-section of the Act under which the current members of the Board of An Bord Pleanála were appointed is set out in the following table:

NAME

RELEVANT SECTION OF ACT

Mr. David Walsh (Chairperson)

Appointed by the Government under Section 105

Mr. Paul Hyde (Deputy Chairperson)

106(1)(d)

Mr John Connolly

106(1)(b)

Mr Chris McGarry

106(1)(a)

Ms. Michelle Fagan

106(1)(b)

Mr. Stephen Bohan

106(1)(b) - Additional Board member appointed under Section 104(2) of the Act from Panel B nominations

Ms. Patricia Calleary

106(1)(c)

Mr Terry O'Niadh

106(1)(c)

Dr. Maria Fitzgerald

106(1)(d)

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