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Challenging wind farms

  • Mason Hayes & Curran
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  • Ireland
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  • January 13 2015

The benefits of renewable energy are obvious, but the High Court in Kelly v An Bord Pleanála made it clear that failure to properly consider the

Publication of springsummer government legislation programme 2014

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland
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  • January 21 2014

The Government has published its Legislation Programme for SpringSummer 2014. We have set out below a list of key Bills of interest which are coming

The green economy and what the future holds

  • LK Shields
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  • Ireland
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  • September 9 2013

As a nation we need to focus on being the best in certain areas and exploiting areas where we have a comparative advantage. Ireland has a genuine

‘A Resource Opportunity’ - waste management policy in Ireland

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland
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  • July 26 2012

On 25 July 2012, the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government launched the Government's new waste management policy, entitled 'A Resource Opportunity'

Construction activity in the pharmaceutical waste and energy sectors a different contractual landscape

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • November 20 2009

Centre stage at the moment, in terms of the construction industry in Ireland, is the significant contraction of the industry

Environmental clean up costs - who pays? (revisited)

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • November 22 2011

In March 2011, the Irish High Court temporarily reversed a 10 year practice of imposing personal liability on company officers to pay for environmental clean up of the company’s waste

Changes to the rules on legal costs in environmental cases

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • September 27 2011

Although judges have full discretion, the general rule in Irish court cases is that the loser pays the winner's legal costs

The beginning of the end for delays in Irish environmental decision-making?

  • Matheson
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • May 1 2014

In 2013, the Irish High Court awarded 400,000 in compensation to two fishery companies because the Minister delayed unjustifiably in assessing

Environmental Protection Agency in court against landfill companies, their lender bank and receiver seeking payment of landfill closure and restoration costs

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • May 1 2014

Operators of landfill sites are obliged to charge fees for disposal of waste ("gate fees") which must be sufficient to cover: The total costs of

Changes to EU Emissions Trading Scheme

  • Matheson
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • November 5 2009

In April 2009 the European Union adopted a package of measures intended to amend and strengthen the framework of climate change legislation and which promises to have a significant effect upon the operations of the powergen sector