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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. 

The Inaugural Annual Planning Lecture in conjunction with Downey Planning and Architecture

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Irish planning, politics and connecting the dots on climate breakdown by Frank McDonald

at 6pm on Thursday 21 March 2019 in the Royal Irish Academy, 9 Dawson Street, Dublin


The lecture is organsied by RTPI Ireland in conjucntionn with

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Places are free but must be pre-booked. Anyone booking a place and not turning up will be charged an administration fee.

More details here


Recent Events 

Annual Law Seminar 2018

Held on 8 October 2018

Given by Rory Mulcahy, Senior Counsel, dealing mainly with commercial, construction and planning disputes, and public law cases and Eamonn Kelly is a Chartered Town Planner and qualified Solicitor with extensive professional planning experience in both the public and private planning sectors in Ireland.

RTPI Ireland Annual Dinner 2018

Held on 15 November

The RTPI Ireland Annual Dinner took place on 15 November at the Hibernian Club, St Stephens Green, Dublin.  Guests of Honour were Damien English TD, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development and John Acres MRTPI, President of RTPI.  The dinner saw the announcement of Lough Boora Parklands as Ireland's Best Place. The evening was a great opportunity to network with colleagues from public, private and education sectors to discuss planning issues and get an update on RTPI.  

Open Forum: The National Regeneration and Development Agency

19 June 2018

This was a free event for RTPI Members. It explored 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 was the opportunity for discussion to allow members to share their views.  Speakers included

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

8 May 2018

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 looked at the issues they raise and allowed members to discuss how the implications for the profession.  It was an opportunity to hear about some of the challenges and opportunities we face and to shape how RTPI responds to them.

Annual Law Seminar 2017

Monday 9 October

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

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 explore dthe anticipated implications North and South of the Border.