The Government have today (Tuesday, 23 January, 2024) agreed to the appointment of Mr. Peter Mullan as the new Chairperson of An Bord Pleanála, following an open recruitment process.  Mr. Mullan, who is currently interim Chairperson of An Bord Pleanála, will now take up the position on a permanent basis.

Mr. Mullan was first appointed to An Bord Pleanála as a temporary Board member in January 2023 and was appointed to the role of interim chairperson in September 2023. 

Mr. Mullan’s previous position prior to taking up his role in An Bord Pleanála was as an Assistant Secretary in the Courts Service. Prior to that he was an Assistant Secretary in the Department of Justice and Equality for a number of years and Chief Prosecution Solicitor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.