Blowing hot and cold: Legal experts have mixed views on landmark Wexford wind farm ruling

Lawyers have divided opinions on how the High Court ruling will affect both existing projects and future developments in the sector

There are just over 300 wind farms in the Republic of Ireland. Picture: Getty

Last week’s landmark ruling that noise from an operational wind farm is a nuisance to people living nearby could have a “gravy train” effect and trigger a raft of new litigation against wind energy companies, a legal expert has warned.

Gavin Blake, a partner at law firm Addleshaw Goddard, said the ruling was “extremely concerning” on a number of fronts, especially as the ruling related to a wind farm that is fully compliant with its ...