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RTPI Ireland runs a range of events to support your learning needs. We run an annual conference and a number of seminars and in the autumn as part of the RTPI Presidential visit we organise an annual dinner open to all members.We are always looking for new ideas and suggestion for events so please get in touch with us on or on 08925 15649 if there are topics you would like to see covered. 

Forthcoming Events 

Open Forum: The National Regeneration and Development Agency

DATE: 19 June 2018

TIME: 4:00pm – 600pm

VENUE: Narative 4, 58 O'Connell St, Limerick

This is a free event for RTPI Members. It will explore what the proposed new National Regeneration and Development Agency could look like. What should it's priorities be? How should it work? What added value can it bring? How should it relate to local authorities and other local organisations? After presentations there will be the opportunity for discussion to allow members to share their views.


4.00pm Introduction - Marion Chalmers, Chair, RTPI Ireland

4.10 pm Rosie Webb, Senior Architect , Urban & Village Renewal Department, Limerick City & County Council

4.40 pm  John Moran, former Secretary General at the Department of Finance, Living City Initiative end user in Limerick

5.10 pm  Questions and discussion

6.00 pm  Close, followed by drinks reception.


Recent Events

Open Forum: Linking National and Regional Planning in a New Context

DATE: 8 May 2018

TIME: 4pm - pm

VENUE: The College of Anaesthetists of Ireland, 22 Merrion Square North, Dublin

The new National Planning Framework has been introduced recently. At the same time Regional Assemblies and the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategies are in their infancy. But how will these relate to one another?  And what needs to be done to make ensure that they complement one another? This Open Forum – which is free to RTPI Members – will look at the issues they raise and will allow members to discuss how the implications for the profession.  It is an opportunity to hear about some of the challenges and opportunities we face and to shape how RTPI responds to them.


16.00  Welcome and Introduction – Marion Chalmers, Chair, RTPI Ireland

16.05 The relationship between the National Planning Framework and the Regional Strategies – Paul Hogan, Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government

16.25  Regional Assemblies and Planning – Malachy Bradley, Assistant Director,  Eastern & Midland Regional Assembly

16.45  Discussion

17.45  Closing Remarks

18.00  Departures   

Annual Law Seminar 2017

Monday 9 October, The Venue, Wood Quay Dublin

Featuring presentations on Strategic Housing Developments: an overview of the provisions contained in the 2016 Planning Act by Eamonn Kelly MRTPI and Current Issues in Planning Law by Garrett Simons SC

Planning Across Boundaries in a Changing Context

24 October 2017, Ballymascanlon Hotel, Dundalk

A Joint RTPI Ireland and RTPI Northern Ireland event

The onset of Brexit, relatively new arrangements on planning in Northern Ireland and the development of a new National Planning Framework in Ireland present challenges and opportunities for planning across the border nationally and locally.This conference will explore the anticipated implications North and South of the Border. What will it mean for strategic infrastructure projects? How will Councils on the border be affected? How will transboundary applications be handled? What are the wider sector consequences? Full details here.

Annual Dinner

17 November, The Hibernian Club, Dublin



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