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Legislation Links

Legislation Links

Ireland's planning system was introduced on the 1st October 1964, when "The Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1963" came into effect.

Ireland is also unique among European countries in that it has an independent third party planning appeals system which is operated by An Bord Pleanála. The physical planning system in Ireland is run by 88 local planning authorities: 29 County Councils, 5 County Borough Corporations, 5 Borough Corporations and 49 Town Councils. The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government is responsible for planning legislation.

Links to the important planning legislative documents are given below. The links lead to the legislation section on the website of the Department of Environment and Local Government.
- Planning & Development Act
- Planning Regulations
- Building Regulations
- The Irish Statute Book

Department of Environment information leaflets on planning

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