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Milieudefensie et al. v Royal Dutch Shell plc - The Paris Climate Agreement in Full Force

Ireland - June 2 2021 On 26 May 2021, The Hague District Court ruled that Royal Dutch Shell is obliged to reduce the CO2 emissions of the Shell group’s activities by net…

Declan Meagher, Jonathan Moore.

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021

Ireland - May 10 2021 On 23 March 2021, the Government published the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill, 2021 ("the Bill"). This Bill amends the…

Declan Meagher, Zoe Richardson.

Case Law Update - Friends of the Irish Environment v An Bord Pleanála (Shannon LNG) Case C-254/19

European Union, Ireland - April 16 2021 On 9 September 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") pronounced Judgment in Friends of the Irish Environment v An Bord Pleanála…

Declan Meagher, Jonathan Moore.

Court discretion in striking out settled cases concerning European Union Law - Dempsey -v- An Bord Pleanála [2019] 825 JR

European Union, Ireland - May 13 2020 On 26 September 2019, An Bord Pleanála granted development consent to Ardstone Homes Limited ("the Developer") permitting the construction of 366…

Barry Magee.

Cost Protection in Environmental Litigation

Ireland - April 24 2020 Ordinarily in litigation, costs "follow the event" i.e. They are awarded to the party in whose favour the proceedings have been decided. However…

Zoe Richardson.