Intro Text is an initiative of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government on behalf of all of the planning authorities across the country. 

The aim of is to create a one stop shop for information about plans and also to provide other information which is relevant to planning decision-making (census, heritage sites, patterns of housing development etc) that will not only be of benefit to citizens but will also assist with coordination between local authorities and more generally with the delivery of public services.