Planning Practice and Law Briefing

Event Date: 
Event Time:
1:30pm - 5:00pm
Event Location: 
Midlands Park Hotel (Portlaoise Heritage Hotel), Jessop St, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Our always popular Planning Practice and Law Briefing takes place in the Maryborough Room 2, Midlands Park Hotel (formerly the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel), Town Centre, Portlaoise, on Thursday 25th May.

Registration with tea and coffee is from 1:30pm with the event beginning at 2:00pm and concluding by 5:00pm.


Henk Van Der Kamp (DIT) - 'The National Planning Framework: An Opportunity to Adopt a Supply Based Planning Paradigm'

Liam McGree (Southern Regional Assembly) – ‘Overview on Content and Delivery of the New Regional Planning Strategies’

Dr Vanessa Liston (CiviQ) – ‘'Public Consultation as a Catalyst for New Insights into Public Opinion’

Niall Handy BL -  ‘The New EIA Directive and Implications for Practice’


Irish Planning Institute Member: €50

Non Member: €100

To book your place, please contact the IPI office at or (01) 8788630 or book online below.


The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Portlaoise train station. Please note that there is no private car park available at the Midlands Park Hotel (formerly Portlaoise Heritage Hotel). We recommend driving delegates use the Church Street Q Park Car Park, which is located directly adjacent to the hotel. Discounted parking is available for delegates and tickets can be validated at hotel reception.