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Head of our Energy Team, Siobhan McCabe, was delighted to host a highly informative and engaging round table discussion with key energy-focussed stakeholders and Eolas Magazine on making corporate PPAs work for business. Read the full report here. (Taken from Eolas Magazine Jan/Feb 2020, issue 38).

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Minister Eoghan Murphy is seeking to reform the rules governing judicial review proceedings in order to expedite the planning process and delivery of strategic projects. The proposals are included in a General Scheme of the Housing Planning and Development Bill 2019 and the Bill is not yet published. Judicial review (“JR”) is the process by […]

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The High Court recently quashed a decision of Offaly County Council to renew a waste facility permit for a recycling and transfer facility operated by Oxigen. This was following Judicial Review proceedings which challenged the Appropriate Assessment (“AA”) screening carried out by the Council in the course of a statutory review of the permit under the […]

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The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste entered into force in Ireland in 1992. Its origins lie in a public outcry following the discovery in the 1980’s in Africa of deposits of toxic waste from industrialised countries. The overarching aim of the Convention which has been adopted by 186 countries […]

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The first stage of the selection process for the DS3 System Services Volume Capped competition is underway. This DS3 System Services competition aims to procure between 91MW and 140MW of Services under fixed contracts in accordance with the SEM Committee’s Decision on DS3 System Services Fixed Contracts Procurement Arrangements (SEM-18-049). This competition focuses on “high […]

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On 8 February 2019 the High Court delivered a helpful judgment in relation to mitigation measures in screening for Appropriate Assessment. Eoin Kelly v. An Bord Pleanála [2019] IEHC 84 (‘Eoin Kelly’) The Eoin Kelly judgment would appear to be the first Irish judgment to apply the decision of the Court of Justice of the […]

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The Supreme Court today (11 April 2019) decided to dismiss the appeal in the Apple data centre case. Fitzpatrick and Daly v An Bord Pleanála, Apple Distribution International, and the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and the Attorney General [SC Appeal No. 157/2017] The Appellants had argued in the High Court and the […]

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The European Union (Planning and Development)(Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2018 will come into operation on 1 September 2018. They seek to transpose EIA Directive 2014/52/EU and to give further effect to the 2011 Directive.  They do so by way of extensive amendments to existing planning legislation and a timely consolidation of the legislation would be […]

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We are delighted to announce Philip Lee are sponsoring IGBC Green Building Network on April 25th at the Europe House at 5.30pm. Event Details: Topic: Energy Performance of Buildings Directive – An Update Speaker: Audrey Nugent, Senior Policy Advisor, World Green Building Council European Union lawmakers reached a tentative agreement in December 2017 on the […]

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