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Legal briefs: JR reforms urged by Law Society; Dartry student accommodation complex challenge

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of legal news: 24 October-30 October, 2020

JR reforms urged by Law Society

The Law Society has called for four reforms which it says would reduce the need for citizens to resort to judicial review (JR), in its submission to the Independent Review of Administrative Law.

Local Government Lawyer

Dartry student accommodation complex challenge

A resident is taking legal action over planning permission for 358 student accommodation bed spaces and four staff flats on a site alongside the Trinity Hall student accommodation complex in Dartry, Dublin.

Irish Independent

An Bord Pleanála in court over The O’Rahilly house demolition consent

An application by a Ballsbridge resident’s association to seek a judicial review of An Bord Pleanála’s planning permission for the site where the house of 1916 leader The O'Rahilly was demolished last month has been approved by the High Court.

Irish Independent

East Suffolk Council sees off children’s adventure centre challenge

A resident has lost a High Court case in which he claimed that East Suffolk Council should not have given planning permission for a lake at a children’s adventure centre near his home. Barry Zins argued that planning committee members were misled by the officer’s report.

Local Government Lawyer

Huge residential development at Raheny back in court

The legal and planning saga surrounding a development of 657 flats on lands near St Anne’s Park in Raheny is heading back to court now that further challenges over the latest permission approved by An Bord Pleanála have been accepted by a judge.

Irish Times