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Access to Justice under Irish Environmental Impact Assessment Law: Case C-427/07 Commission v Ireland European Court of Justice (Second Chamber), 16 July 2009  Env LR 8
(SAGE Publications, 2010-05)
Ireland was recently found not to have fully implemented Directive 85/337 on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (the EIA Directive) and Directive 2003/35 (the Århus ...
‘Substantial Interest’ requirement for judicial review of planning decisions: Harding v Cork County Council and An Bord Pleanála and Xces Projects Ltd now known as Kinsale Harbour Developments Ltd  IESC 27;  2 ILRM 251
(SAGE Publications, 2009-02)
The Supreme Court of Ireland recently considered the criteria by which a person may be said to have a “substantial interest” (which is the statutory requirement) in a planning matter which is sufficient to allow that person ...
Access to justice under the Århus Convention and Irish judicial review
(SAGE Publications, 2008)
The case of Sweetman v An Bord Pleanála, decided in the High Court of Ireland in April 2007, raises a number of interesting issues regarding the scope of Directive 2003/35/EC on public participation in respect of the ...
Charging for public participation: fees for submissions or observations on Environmental Impact Assessment
(SAGE Publications, 2007)
In case C-216/05, Commission v Ireland, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Irish legislation which required the payment of a fee by those making submissions regarding an environmental impact assessment (EIA) ...