TI Ireland wrote to Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy TD on 12 November 2019 requesting publication of The Review Into Certain Planning Matters In Respect Of Donegal County Council prepared by Rory Mulcahy SC. The review was initiated to investigate alleged planning irregularities in Donegal County Council, dating back over more than a decade. The report prepared by Mr Mulcahy SC was presented to the Minister in June 2017.
The Minister's office responded on 29 November 2019 that the Minister had sought legal advice on certain matters, including on the publication of the Report, from the Attorney General's office. This advice was received in July 2018. Further developments required seeking additional advice from the Attorney General's office and Senior Counsel, which was received in December that year.
The Minister's office noted that the Minister was considering the report and extensive advice received.