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Opening of the first MAC application window for “Phase 1” projects The first application window for the Maritime Area Consent (MAC) regime is now open for a period of eight weeks, closing on Wednesday 22 June 2022. As discussed in our previous update, this first application round concerns “relevant maritime usages” under section 100 of the Maritime Area Planning […]

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On 31 March 2022, the Marine Protection Area Advisory Group released a detailed analysis summarising the results of its public consultation on Ireland’s network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The public consultation began on 17 February 2021 and continued up to and including 30 July 2021.  The consultation took place as part of the Government’s […]

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The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage signed an order (SI. No. 112/2022) giving effect to the relevant provisions of the Maritime Area and Planning Act (MAP Act) governing the new Maritime Area Consent (MAC) regime.  The 10th of March 2022 was appointed as the day on which Part 4 (Maritime Area Consent) of […]

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Published in Eolas Magazine, 3 March 2022. Partners Philip Lee and Siobhán McCabe feature in the Offshore Wind Report in the latest Eolas Magazine, discussing the TEN-E Regulation which sets out guidelines for linking the energy infrastructure of EU countries needed to achieve the EU’s climate neutrality objective by 2050. Full article available here.

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Philip Lee is pleased to announce the appointment of Leonora Mullett as a partner in its planning and environmental department. Leonora has extensive knowledge of planning and environmental law, local government law, litigation, dispute resolution and public law with significant experience in representing State sector bodies including An Bord Pleánala, the Housing Agency and the […]

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The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) has published the framework and associated new policy for Ireland’s future offshore electricity transmission system to facilitate significant growth in renewable energy and to help meet the ambitious target of 5GW of installed offshore wind generation by 2030. The full press release from the DECC is […]

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Philip Lee is proud to support the Dublin Climate Dialogues taking place on May 19 and 20. This Irish-initiated virtual conference will bring together global leaders across policy, finance and technology to form a declaration on how to turn net-zero pledges into concrete energy policies and actions to be adopted at COP26. The declaration will […]

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On May 6, Ciarán Cuffe MEP will host a critically important webinar on ‘Harnessing our Offshore Energy; Opportunities and Challenges for Ireland and the EU’. This webinar will focus on policy recommendations for the sustainable development of the offshore energy potential in Ireland and Europe, which is of significant importance in achieving renewable energy targets. […]

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Following on from Philip Lee’s role in advising South Dublin County Council on Ireland’s first large-scale district heating scheme, Hugh Cummins discusses his recent article on district heating and its potential role in helping Ireland to achieve its energy efficiency and renewable targets for 2030. Article available here.  

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