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Manahan Planners,

38 Dawson Street,

Dublin 2,    Ireland.



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The Section below contains a Portfolio of  past projects.

Tony Manahan began his career in  Dublin City Council where he worked in both Forward Planning and Development Control. He set up Manahan Planners and was based in Rathfarnham Village  before moving to  the present office in Dawson Street in 1993. 

The practice has been involved in a wide range of planning issues  over the years and has been engaged by  PLC`s, companies, private individuals, Local Authorities, public bodies mainly in the Greater  Dublin region but also throughout Ireland. There is a Portfolio of  some projects  elsewhere in the site.

In addition Manahan Planners became part of an alliance of planning consultancies with different skill sets which combined to give an integrated planning service to local authorities. Tony was  appointed the Managing Director of the Strategic Planning Alliance Ltd.

He served on the Council of the Irish Planning Institute from 1990 to 2001 and was its President in 1995/1996. He served on a European planning body, the Permanent International Working Party (PIWP) from 1996 to 2001. This body organises the Biennale of Towns and Town Planning, the last of which was held in Dublin in  November 2015. Tony was joint Irish delegate to the European Council of Town Planners (ECTP) from 1998 to 2002.

He was nominated to the Dublin City Council Strategic Policy Committee on Planning, Economic and European Affairs and served a 5 year term.

He was  for a time, External Examiner to the Bolton Street course on Spatial Planning and an occasional Lecturer to the UCD course on Urban and Regional Planning. He contributed to the publication "The New Housing". He served on Committees set up by the IPI, RIAI and DOE in particular  in dealing with Housing Densities.

Tony began his schooling in St. Mary`s College, Rathmines and completed it in De La Salle, Churchtown. He graduated from University College Dublin with an Honours Degree in Geography and Archaeology. He  also graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Masters Degree in Urban Design and Regional Planning. He is a Member of the Irish Planning Institute and the Royal Town Planning Institute in London. While working, he studied Law in Trinity College Dublin and at the Kings Inns but did not complete the full  course.

His interests include rugby and golf and he is a member of Bective Rangers  Rugby Club and The Castle Golf Club.

Tony is married with three children  and lives in Rathmichael, County Dublin.