An Bord Pleanála plays a critical role in the Irish planning system deciding appeals of planning decisions made by local authorities and direct applications for strategic infrastructure and other categories of development under the suite of Planning and Development Acts and other Acts including new functions under the Maritime Area Planning Act 2021. The Board’s role is to carry out independent assessments of appeals and applications and make decisions which respect the principles of proper planning and sustainable development in a fair, equitable and timely manner. An Bord Pleanála’s mandate is to provide high quality professional planning assessments and decisions in a timely manner having regard to the principles of transparency, impartiality, and independence.

Planning Inspector

A Planning Inspector (PI) is a member of the Planning Operations Division and is required to make quality, timely planning assessments and recommendations on a variety of case work. The role has a day to day working and reporting relationship to a Senior Planning Inspector and Assistant Director of Planning. The role also involves interaction with the Director of Planning, SPIs, other PIs, planning administration sections and staff across the organisation.

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Closing date: 3.00pm, Friday 23 February 2024.