Mondaq All Regions - Ireland: Environment
Mason Hayes & Curran
The High Court has found that the National Asset Management Agency is subject to the European Communities (Access to Environmental Information) Regulations 2007.
Mason Hayes & Curran
Alan Kelly, Ireland’s Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, published the "Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015" on Monday 19 January 2015.
Matheson
In 2013, the Irish High Court awarded €400,000 in compensation to two fishery companies.
Matheson
Operators of landfill sites are obliged to charge fees for disposal of waste which must be sufficient to cover.
Matheson
The Commission for Energy Regulation now regulates the safety of offshore and onshore oil and gas activities under the Petroleum Safety Framework.
Arthur Cox
The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently delivered a judgment on the requirement that litigation in environmental matters should not be "prohibitively expensive".
Mason Hayes & Curran
The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Mr Jimmy Deenihan, T.D. and the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr Phil Hogan, T.D., have announced that they have obtained the support of the European Commission for the Government’s intention to prepare a national plan for Ireland’s Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) raised bogs.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The attention of FOI Officers is drawn to the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment)(Amendment) Regulations 2011, which were published just before Christmas, so you may have missed them in the Christmas rush!
Matheson
In 2008, the Revenue Commissioners imposed a tax bill of €36.4 million on retail giant Dunnes Stores for four years of plastic bag levies for small bags to wrap meat, fish and vegetables. Dunnes had not charged customers this tax over the past four years.
Matheson
In March 2011, the Irish High Court temporarily reversed a 10 year practice of imposing personal liability on company officers to pay for environmental clean up of the company’s waste.
Matheson
The 2011 Act sets a framework for significant increases to the landfill levy, in a move to further divert waste from landfill and to incentivise the development of other types of waste facilities.
Matheson
Although Judges have full discretion, the general rule in court cases in Ireland is that the loser pays the winner’s legal costs.
Eversheds O'Donnell Sweeney
Ireland’s economy received a welcome endorsement recently when its status as a leading location for foreign direct investment (FDI) was confirmed by The World Bank in its Investing Across Borders 2010 survey.
Eversheds O'Donnell Sweeney
The European Union has finally succeeded in introducing a directive to establish a harmonised pan-EU framework for the regulation and supervision of the activities of alternative investment fund managers ("AIFM").
Dillon Eustace
The primary legislative provisions that govern the recycling and disposal of waste in Ireland are the Waste Management Acts 1996 – 2008 (the “Waste Management Acts”) and the Environmental Protection Act, 1992 (the “1992 Act”) (collectively the “Acts”) and the regulations made under the 1992 Act.
A&L Goodbody
A&L Goodbody
A&L Goodbody
Arthur Cox
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