Ireland in EU court over planning laws breach

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will open hearings this week in a significant challenge by the European Commission (EC) to Ireland’s alleged failure to implement European planning laws.

19th June, 2010

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will open hearings this week in a significant challenge by the European Commission (EC) to Ireland’s alleged failure to implement European planning laws.

The EC is claiming that, for years, Ireland has been in breach of its obligation to conduct environmental impact assessments properly. Hearings in the case will open at the ECJ on Thursday.

If Ireland is found in breach, it will face substantial costs, and...

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