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High Court revisits application of section 160 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 to private dwellings

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland
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  • April 28 2015

In the recent case of Kinsella v Wicklow County Council 2015 IEHC 229, the High Court has adopted a different position from that taken by Mr

Doing business in Ireland guide

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • April 7 2015

Over 1,150 international companies have operations in Ireland. These companies are involved in a wide range of activities and sectors including

Winds of change - the next stage for Ireland's wind energy industry

  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • December 19 2011

Ireland is required to source 16 of total energy consumption from renewable energy sources by 2020

Freedom of Access to Information on Environmental Matters (Directive 200304)

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • January 7 2009

In October 2008 the Information Commissioner, Emily O'Reilly, ordered that the Department of the Taoiseach allow access to documents relating to cabinet discussions on greenhouse gas emissions

The “green lease” explained

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • September 4 2009

"Green leases" are leases of real estate which contain provisions requiring, or encouraging, the parties to ensure that the use and operation of the premises minimises environmental impacts

Access to information on the environment

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • European Union, Ireland
  • -
  • April 12 2012

Directive 20034EC on public access to environmental information (“the Directive”) aims to ensure that information on environmental matters is made widely available to the public

Information Commissioner publishes Annual Report

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • June 5 2012

The Information Commissioner and Commissioner for Environmental Information has published her Annual Report for 2011

Supreme Court remits illegal dumping case to High Court

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • May 27 2014

In Laois County Council v Hanrahan 2014 IESC 34, the Supreme Court heard an appeal against the High Court decision, to have the appellant held in

Irish implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive (200435EC)

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • European Union, Ireland
  • -
  • January 14 2009

On 16 December 2008 the European Communities (Environmental Liability) Regulations 2008 (the Regulations) were finally published and are due to come into effect on 1 April 2009

EIA Directive and assessment criteria

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • European Union, Ireland
  • -
  • January 15 2009

On 20 November 2008 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that Ireland did not correctly transpose the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive (85337) into national law