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Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • February 2 2016

The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 (the "Act") was signed into law by the President of Ireland on 10 December 2015. The Act


The green economy and what the future holds
  • LK Shields
  • Ireland
  • 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


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


Onshore Wind Renewables Obligation: Northern Ireland to follow suit
  • Eversheds LLP
  • Ireland
  • October 5 2015

Further to the announcement by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on 18 June 2015 to close the Renewables Obligations (RO) across


New measures on environmental liability
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • February 2 2009

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has published the European Communities (Environmental Liability) Regulations 2008 which are effective from 1 April 2009 and give effect to Directive 200435EC


Emissions trading
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • May 8 2009

Emissions trading is a market-based scheme used to control emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by providing economic incentives for achieving reductions in these emissions


The green, green gas of home
  • LK Shields
  • Ireland
  • April 12 2012

The Government believes that the development of a green economy is central to our national recovery


Energy Efficiency Regulations
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • September 1 2015

New compliance requirements introduced by the European Union (Energy Efficiency) Regulations 2014 (the "2014 Regulations"), which came into force on


Doing business in Ireland guide
  • Matheson
  • 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


High court rules NAMA is a public authority under the AIE Regulations
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • March 19 2013

The High Court recently dismissed an appeal by NAMA against a ruling by the Commissioner for Environmental Information that it is a "public