Summer CPD: Planning and Technology

Event Date: 
Event Time:
9:30am - 1:30pm
Event Location: 
Tipperary County Council Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

Our summer CPD seminar takes place in Tipperary County Council Chamber, Nenagh Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary on 29th June.

This CPD seminar will explore the implications of new technology for planning practice and update delegates on current trends. Delegates will learn about planning functions that incorporate and are improved through the use of technology across a range of fields along with forthcoming initiatives. 

The full programme will be announced shortly. Topics include Driverless Technology, Map Technology Utilisation in National Policy Initiatives, Energy Transition and BIM. Chaired by Sonja Reidy, speakers will include Tipperary County Council Chief Executive Joe MacGrath and Stewart Logan from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. 

Registration (including lunch)

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

  • Irish Planning Institute Members €40
  • Non Members €80


Click here for a location map. Parking is available. JJ Kavanagh operate a bus service from Dublin & Limerick to Nenagh, details here.


Speaker Bio: Joe MacGrath

 Joe MacGrath was appointed as the first Chief Executive of Tipperary County Council following the merger of former North and South Tipperary County Councils on the 1st June, 2014. He previously held the positions of South Tipperary County Manager (2013-2014), North Tipperary County Manager (2010-2014) and Galway City Manager (2005-2010). Prior to these appointments, Joe served with local authorities in Kerry (1995-2005), Limerick (1990-1995) and Wicklow (1985-1990).


At local and national level, Joe MacGrath is the current Chairman of the County and City Management Association (CCMA) and has chaired a number of Committees including the Tipperary Reorganisation Implementation Group, the Water Services National Training Group, the County and City Management Association (CCMA) Land Use and Transportation Committee, Finance Committee and Corporate Committee and the Local Authorities Child Safeguarding Committee.  Joe attended schools at CBS, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary and Blackrock College, Co. Dublin. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (UCD), Diploma in Legal Studies (DIT) and MA in Local Government Management (IPA).

Speaker Bio: Paul Kenny

Paul is the Chief Executive Officer of Tipperary Energy Agency, a non profit public good consultancy established and governed by Tipperary County Council and Limerick institute of Technology. Paul has been with the agency since 2006 and is involved with both renewable energy (wind and bio-energy) and energy efficiency projects. Paul is one of Ireland’s leading energy consultants and was listed in the Irish Independents top 20 people to lead Ireland’s response to climate change. The Tipperary Energy Agency is tasked with leading and supporting Tipperary’s transition to a low carbon economy and collaborates closely with the Tipperary County Council Planning section.