Accommodation for International Protection Applicants

Accommodation for International Protection Applicants S.I. No. 605 of 2022 Planning and Development (Exempted Development) (No.4) Regulations 2022

New Regulations amend provisions in the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, as amended (the Principal Regulations), to assist the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Intergration and Youth (MCEDIY) in meeting Ireland's legal obligation to provide accommodation to international protection applicants. 

These regulations permit the change of use of certain structures for the purpose of providing the necessary facilities for international protection applicants. Details are available in Circular PL 10-2022 and SI 605 of 2022. 

: Anyone wishing to avail of this exemption must notify their Planning Authority in writing of the details of the development, including the eircode of the development, prior to commencement of the proposed change of use.