Ireland

Litigation cases

  • An Taisce v. v. Irish Planning Board (High Court of Ireland 2015)

    Opened in 2014 Last development in October, 2015

    An Taisce and Friends of the Irish Environment, Ltd., challenged An Bord Pleanála’s approval of Edenderry Power Ltd.’s application to extend operation of its peat- and biomass-burning power plant from 2015 to 2023. Bord Na Móna Allen Peat Limited and others engaged in peat extraction and transpor...
  • Friends of the Irish Environment v. The Government of Ireland, et al.

    Opened in 2018 Last development in April, 2020

    In April 2020, the Irish High Court dismissed a challenge to Ireland's National Planning Framework (NPF). The plaintiff Friends of the Irish Environment had argued, among other things, that the Government failed to properly analyze the NPF's impact on climate change. In February 2018 the Governme...
  • Friends of the Irish Environment v. Ireland

    Opened in 2018 Last development in July, 2020

    An advocacy group, Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE), filed suit in the High Court, arguing that the Irish government’s approval of the National Mitigation Plan in 2017 violated Ireland’s Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 ("the Act"), the Constitution of Ireland, and obligat...
  • Friends of the Irish Environment CLG v. Fingal County Council

    Last development in November, 2017

    Friends of the Irish Environment challenged the Fingal County Council's decision to issue a five-year extension to the Dublin Airport Authority for their planning permission to construct a new runway. The court declined to grant any of the relief sought by plaintiffs because they failed to assert...
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