Buildings and structures
Each local authority has responsibility for registering derelict sites in its area, communicating with owners and collecting levies.
Each local authority has responsibility for registering vacant sites in its area, communicating with owners and collecting the vacant sites levy.
Asbestos can release dangerous dust if it is disturbed. It should only be dealt with by specialists, using protective equipment and strict safeguards.
Prolonged exposure to radon gas can lead to lung cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency gives information on how to reduce dangerous levels of radon in your home.
Each local authority has responsibility for dealing with dangerous places and structures in its area.
Introduction to the different types of planning permission as well as how and where to apply for planning permission.
Local authority development plans are the blueprints for the planning and development of local areas.
Details the plannning requirements if extending a house, converting a house, or changing the use of a building.
There are different types of planning permission applying to domestic housing. An explanation and how and where to apply.
It is possible for anyone to support or object to a planning application with a local authority. Find out how to make a submission or observation.
Outlines the circumstances in which you can appeal a planning decision and how to make an appeal.
An Bord Pleanála is an independent body which was set up by the Government to operate an open and impartial planning appeal system.
Public decisions may be judicially reviewed by the High Court to determine whether they are illegal. Find out about judicial review in the environmental and planning areas.