Labour TD names South Kerry planning application during an Oireachtas Committee meeting this week

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A Labour TD named a South Kerry planning application during an Oireachtas Committee meeting this week.

Alan Kelly was speaking during a Public Accounts Committee meeting, where An Bord Pleanála produced their financial statements for 2018.

The Labour TD spoke about a proposed development at Cable O’Leary’s in Ballinskelligs, where an application for a 45-bedroom hotel and associated amenities was refused by An Bord Pleanála following two objections to the development.

Earlier this year, a Radio Kerry investigation showed it was impossible to verify the identity of one of the objectors.

Deputy Kelly says the planning process is broken if it’s impossible to prove a named appellant exists.