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Closure of the NIRO to small wind
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • June 27 2016

After months of speculation the Northern Ireland Department of the Economy (the successor body to DETI) has confirmed today that the Northern Ireland


Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 - National Adaption Framework
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • May 12 2016

The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 (the Act) was signed into law on 10 December 2015. The Act comprises of a framework designed


High Court adopts broad interpretation of the definition of "environmental information" under the AIE Regulations
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • February 23 2016

The High Court has delivered judgment in the case of Minch v The Commissioner of Environmental Information (CEI) (16 February 2016) concerning the


Enhanced powers of Minister of the Environment to prescribe planning policy
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • February 23 2016

The Department of the Environment's recent Design Standards for New Apartments prescribe mandatory minimum standards for all apartments in the State


Update on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • December 22 2015

We previously reported on the initiation of this Bill in the Dáil and its passage by that House. The Seanad has now passed the Bill, with some minor


Access to Information on the Environment (AIE)
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • October 27 2015

A High Court judgment on the definition of ‘Environmental Information’ is expected shortly, which should bring further clarity on the matter. The


Vacant site register and levy introduced by Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • September 29 2015

Part 2 of the Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015, which was commenced on 1 September 2015 pursuant to SI 3642015, provides for the introduction


Supreme Court rules NAMA is a “public authority” with obligations to provide environmental information
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • July 14 2015

In NAMA v Commissioner for Environmental Information 2015 IESC 51, the Supreme Court held that NAMA is a "public authority"and subject to public


High Court revisits application of section 160 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 to private dwellings
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • 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


Commercial property NI bulletin: Northern Ireland consultation on the identification of community planning partners
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • October 24 2014

The Department of Environment (DOE) in Northern Ireland is continuing to develop a comprehensive programme of local government reform, involving the