Upcoming Events

National | Environment

no events match your query!

New Events

National

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire

offsite link Anti-Empire — Shadow Banned by Google Tue Mar 02, 2021 19:12 | Anti-Empire

offsite link London Police Says COVID Rules No Longer... Tue Mar 02, 2021 16:16 | Robert Mendick

offsite link Lockdowns Have Killed Millions Tue Mar 02, 2021 15:24 | Sebastian Rushworth MD

offsite link Disarming the Deplorables Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:15 | Kevin Yuill

offsite link Western Governments Work to Strangle Fun... Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:30 | Terje Maloy

Anti-Empire >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Leaked: Smith College memo demands workers admit White privilege Wed Mar 03, 2021 01:04 | amarynth
by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog As a daily reporter, columnist and author it seems I have developed a reputation for unparalleled bravery in exposing truths which the 1%

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/03/02 ? Open Thread Tue Mar 02, 2021 15:30 | Herb Swanson
2021/03/02 15:30:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link Bernays and Propaganda ? The Transition to Education and Commerce ? Part 4 Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:16 | amarynth
By Larry Romanoff for the Saker Blog The success of Lippman and Bernays did not go unnoticed in many segments of American society. Universities in particular realised the potential of

offsite link Book review: ?Disintegration? by Andrei Martyanov Tue Mar 02, 2021 02:32 | The Saker
[this book review was written for the Unz Review] This is the third book by Andrei Martyanov that I am reviewing, the first one was ?Book Review – Losing Military

offsite link The ?Cancel Culture? phenomenon: kind of hate-hush all over the world Mon Mar 01, 2021 17:45 | amarynth
by Ghassan and Intibah Kadi for the Saker Blog Who remembers the Herman?s Hermits and their 1967 song ?There?s a Kind of Hush?? The hush the song speaks of is

The Saker >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Mainstream media: Failing to speak truth to power

offsite link David Quinn’s selective tolerance Anthony

offsite link A Woulfe in judges clothing Anthony

offsite link Sarah McInerney and political impartiality Anthony

offsite link Did RTE journalists collude against Sinn Fein? Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

offsite link Turkish President Calls On Greece To Comply With Human Rights on Syrian Refugee Issues Wed Mar 04, 2020 17:58 | Human Rights

offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Court Advised to quash An Bord Pleanala’s consent for Shannon fracked gas terminal

category national | environment | press release author Wednesday September 09, 2020 22:52author by foieReport this post to the editors

Press Release - Friends of the Irish Environment 7th Sept 2020

European Court to rule on Shannon LNG Planning Permission
Court Advised to quash An Bord Pleanala’s consent for Shannon fracked gas terminal

An Bord Pleanála’s extension to the 2008 grant of planning permission for a €500m liquified natural gas terminal on the Shannon Estuary will be the subject of a Reference from the European Court of Justice on Wednesday.

A Preliminary Reference to the European Court was made by Irish High Court Justice Garret Simons on 1 February 2019 after a Judicial Review was brought by Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE].

References to the European Court of Justice seek clarification of cases before national courts where a question of EU law arises. Once the EU Court hears arguments from the respective parties, it issues an Advocate General’s Opinion which is generally subsequently confirmed by the full Court.

Advocate General Juliane Kokott wrote in May of this year that to ensure ‘complete, precise, and definitive statements that are capable of dispelling any reasonable scientific doubt as to the impact’ the permission should not have been renewed without an environmental impact assessment.

The Advocate General also addressed a long-standing issue in cases before the Irish Courts where if the party challenging a decision did not cite relevant EU law grounds that might aid their case, the Court was not able to consider it. The State had long argued that unless specifically pled during a case, the Court was not obliged to consider relevant EU law.

Ms Kokott advised that ‘the obligation of a national court to interpret national law as far as possible in accordance with Union law does not require that the parties to the proceedings pending before it expressly express this specific interpretation.’

The judgment will be delivered electronically at 9 am this Wednesday, 9 September.



ENDS

Contacts: Fred Logue, Solicitor, +353 (0)1 531 3510 / Mobile 353 (0)87 1316023
Tony Lowes, Friends of the Irish Environment +353 (0)87 2176316

Opinion
http://curia.europa.eu/juris/document/document_print.jsf?docid=226000&text=&dir=&doclang=DE&part=1&occ=first&mode=req&pageIndex=0&cid=5576713

Copyright © 2020 Friends of the Irish Environment, All rights reserved.
Press Release

Our mailing address is:
Friends of the Irish Environment
Kilcatherine
Eyeries, Cork P75 CX53
Ireland

Related Link: https://www.friendsoftheirishenvironment.org/press-releases/17863-european-court-to-rule-on-shannon-lng-planning-permission
© 2001-2021 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy