About us
MacCabe Durney Barnes is a multi-disciplinary consultancy company providing specialist planning, environmental and economic services. These services are delivered by an expert team with a range of professional qualifications including planning, environmental impact assessment, chartered surveying, marine spatial planning and finance.

The history of the practice stretches back to 1974, when Fergal MacCabe established one of the first planning consultancies in Ireland.  In 2009, a partnership of Fergal MacCabe, Terry Durney and Jerry Barnes was formed. MacCabe Durney Barnes combined  Fergal’s  extensive experience in the private sector, with Terry and Jerry’s knowledge of the public sector.  Fergal and Terry have been at the forefront of planning practice in Ireland and contributed to developing the planning profession over a period of 50 years.

MacCabe Durney Barnes Ltd was formed in 2016 with Jerry Barnes leading the company as Managing Director. Richard Hamilton joined as a Director in 2021.

Our mission
Our mission is to promote planning, environmental sustainability and economic development as a process for achieving an enhanced physical environment and consequent improvement to the quality of people’s lives.

Our approach
MacCabe Durney Barnes provides a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to the delivery of services to our clients. Our professionals provide evidence-based solutions in the formulation of policy and the delivery of projects. The practice provides a personal and focused service to a number of high quality clients. It serves both the public and private sectors and has a considered knowledge of the factors which are critical to achieving development goals serving the common good. Its insight into the workings and motivations of each sector is critical to its success.