Remy Farrell SC to probe allegations about An Bord Pleanála board member
Prominent barrister Remy Farrell SC has been appointed to investigate allegations concerning a board member of An Bord Pleanála.
The move is believed to relate to a series of reports published by website The Ditch which accuse the board’s deputy chairperson Paul Hyde of conflicts of interest, which he denies.
Housing minister Darragh O’Brien said: “I am aware of allegations published in relation to a board member of An Bord Pleanála recently, allegations which have been denied by the member concerned.
“I have appointed Remy Farrell SC to provide a report to inform my consideration of the matter. Pending the outcome of these considerations, it would be inappropriate for me to comment further.
“An Bord Pleanála is independent in the performance of its functions under the Planning and Development Act.”