John Drennan: €245m planning tribunal to finally report after 14 years
THE longest-running tribunal in the history of the State is set to issue its final report in the last week of June.
The Sunday Independent has learned that the Planning and Payments Tribunal -- formerly known as the Flood and then the Mahon Tribunal -- will conclude just before the Dailbreaks for the summer.
It was established almost 14 years ago, in November 1997. It had originally been expected that the tribunal, which held a record-breaking 917 public sitting days, would not report until the autumn.