Welcome to the Irish Planning Institute

Founded in 1975, the Irish Planning Institute (IPI) is the all-island professional body representing professional planners engaged in physical, spatial and environmental planning in Ireland and Irish planners practicing overseas.

Representing over 1,000 planners across the public and private sector, members of the Irish Planning Institute work in every Local Authority, Academia, An Bord Pleanála, Central Government, Regional Assemblies, in Private Practice as Consultants, for large Developers and for semi state organisations.

The IPI Council is the governing body of the Institute and is directly elected by the Members, by online voting. The President and Officers are elected from within the Council by the Council members.


The Irish Planning Institute is the all island professional body representing planners engaged in physical and environmental planning in Ireland. Read More >

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