Housing Secretary Darragh O’Brien has ordered an investigation into a broad member of An Bórd Pleanala following allegations of conflicts of interest.
An Bórd Pleanala Deputy Chairman Paul Hyde was recently accused of conflicts of interest in a series of reports on website On the Ditch.
Mr O’Brien said Mr Hyde had denied the allegations and that he had hired lawyer Remy Farrell to draw up a report.
“I am aware of allegations recently made public in relation to a board member of An Bord Pleanála, allegations which have been denied by the member in question.
“I have engaged Remy Farrell SC to file a report to inform my investigation of the matter,” he said.
Mr O’Brien said it was “inappropriate” to comment further until the inquiry was completed.
“A Bord Pleanála is independent in performing its functions under the Planning and Development Act,” he added.
https://www.independent.ie/news/housing-minister-orders-investigation-into-an-bord-pleanala-board-member-41594370.html The housing minister orders an investigation into the board member of An Bórd Pleanala