National Publications

Planning and Development Act 2000
Planning and Development Amendment Act 2002
Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act 2006
Planning and Development Regulations 2001
Planning and Development Regulations 2006

National Planning Framework - Ireland 2040
National Spatial Strategy 2002 - 2020


Regioanl Spatial and Economic Strategy - Eastern and Midlands Region

Regional Planning Guidelines for the Greater Dublin Area 2012 - 2022


The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government produces a range of guidelines designed to help planning authorities, An Bord Pleanála, developers and the general public and cover a wide range of issues amongst others, architectural heritage, child care facilities, landscape, quarries and residential density. 

Ministerial Planning Guidance - Planning Guidelines