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Data Centres: Irish environmental issues

Introduction Environmental legislation in Ireland is principally administered and enforced in three ways: (i) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); (ii) by local authorities throughout Ireland and (iii) by the courts. The Minister for the Communications, Climate Action & Environment has an important policy setting role and the Health & Safety Authority is responsible for th...
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EU court judgement may have implications for planned Kilkenny ring road on environmental grounds

A new judgement from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) may have major implications for a proposed ring road extension in Co Kilkenny on environmental grounds. Following a request from the High Court, the CJEU issued a preliminary ruling last week on An Bord Pleanála’s (ABP) decision to grant consent for the 1.5km ring-road extension back in July 2014.  The proposed road would cr...
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Scientists identify 22 research questions on risks associated with chemicals in the environment

Scientists have identified 22 key research questions surrounding the risks associated with chemicals in the environment in Europe.  Chemicals released into the environment by human activity are resulting in biodiversity loss; increased natural hazards; threats to food, water and energy security; negative impacts on human health and degradation of environmental quality. Now, an international...
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