Autumn 2012 Archive

A regional view

Since the formation of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, members around the country have been working hard to consolidate the Regional Groups. ANN-MARIE HARDIMAN spoke to the Regional Chairs about their work and future plans. South East Region John Brennan John Brennan, Chair of the South Eastern Region, is

Members respond positively to campaign

CONOR O’CONOVAN and AINE MYLER discuss member feedback on the recent ‘Check. They’re Chartered.’ campaign. A membership survey was recently carried out in response to the Society’s ‘Check. They’re Chartered’ publicity campaign, which featured surveyors on national radio, print and online media. The purpose of the campaign was to promote the

Introducing the Professional Groups

SIOBHAN O’DWYER describes the work of the Property and Facilities Management Professional Group, and of the property management surveyor, while VINCENT HICKEY discusses facilities management. Property management surveying The Property and Facilities Management Group is comprised of a mixture of property professionals working across all areas of property and facilities management, and

Acting locally: local development processes

PETER STAFFORD explains how local area plans are a crucial part of the reform of local development processes. In June, the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government launched a public consultation on new draft guidelines for local authorities on local area plans (LAPs). This is part of a wider series of

To frack or not to frack

IAN BUTTER cites recent experience in the UK to shed some light on the issues surrounding fracking. The earth moved for me on two separate occasions in Blackpool last year, and the Government immediately put a stop to it! I speak of course of the Cuadrilla Resources’1 exploration of