Permission for €650 million Shannon LNG facility refused by An Bord Pleanála

An Bord Pleanála said it would not be appropriate to proceed with any liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in Ireland

An Bord Pleanála said that permitting the facility would go against government policy. Picture: file

An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for the proposed development of an LNG terminal and energy park on the Shannon estuary in Co. Kerry.

Shannon LNG had been seeking permission for the €650 million development, including a 600 megawatt (MW) power plant and LNG terminal at the site near Tarbert. An Bord Pleanála’s decision found that it would be inappropriate to approve any LNG terminal in Ireland at this time.

In its order, An Bord ...