Examine recent cases, the EIA Directive, Article 6(3) and 6(4), screening, mitigation and more

A one day course – book your place now!

Date: 25th September 2017

This course will provide guidance in relation to some of the more recent EIA cases in the Irish Courts, such as the second O’Grianna case, its impact on exemptions in Daly v Kilronan Windfarm, the reference to the CJEU in Holohan and the possible appeal in Connelly . On top of that we will examine key cases regarding AA & Habitats cases in both Ireland and the EU, including the references to the CJEU in GracePeople Over Wind and Holohan and the recent decision in Irish Water v Woodstown Bay Shellfish.

We will look at the key things you need to know about the new EIA directive 2014/52/EU, and we will examine IROPI (Imperative Reasons for Overriding Public Interest) in the context of the AA process including topical IROPI case studies, and much more.

You will leave this CPD Certified seminar better informed, and up-to-date on important recent developments – legal, scientific and practical – and will enhance your existing understanding of the key issues in this challenging area. You will take home a highly informative course pack that you can refer back to, and you will leave with 5 Structured CPD Points (if applicable) to add to your yearly requirements.

Course Content Includes:

Environmental Impact Assessment  

New EIA Directive 2014/52/EU – The key things you need to know

Recent cases: 

  • The second O’Grianna v An Bord Pleanála (Wind farm)
  • Daly v. Kilronan Wind farm (exemptions)
  • Holohan v. An Bord Pleanála  (Road, main alternatives, baseline)
  • Connelly v An Bord Pleanála (changes during appeal process)

In focus:

  • Screening and Scoping
  • Cumulative Impacts and Interactions
  • Mitigation and Monitoring
  • Integrated Assessments 
  • New EIA Regulations

Appropriate Assessment  

Recent AA / Habitats cases (EU and Irish), e.g.

  • Grace and Sweetman v ABP (Windfarm, compensatory measures)
  • People Over Wind v. Coillte  (Windfarm, mitigation measures at screening)
  • Holohan v. An Bord Pleanála  (Road, qualifying interests, post consent survey)
  • Irish Water v Woodstown Bay Shellfish (AA for sewage pipeline)

Article 6(3) and 6(4) process:

  • Adverse effects on the integrity of a Natura 2000 site
  • Certainty and the AA Process
  • Mitigation vs Compensation (Species and Habitats) 
  • Alternatives:  The methods of EIA vs AA
  • IROPI in the context of the AA process
  • IROPI – cases studies 

This seminar is intended for people who have experience with the preparation of plans and projects involving Environmental Impact Assessment and Appropriate Assessment, and would also be of interest to those who may have attended CMG Professional Training’s previous EIA/AA seminars.

On completion you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate of Attendance as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Points. Please note certificates are issued only at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full 5 hours. 

Brendan Slattery, Partner, Barry Doyle & Company

Brendan has spent the last four years prosecuting environmental offences for the Environmental Protection Agency and defending decisions of An BordPleanála from challenge.  The practice at Barry Doyle & Company is at the leading edge of environmental and planning law in Ireland, working with the Agency, the Board, many local authorities, the Irish Environmental Network, Inland Fisheries Ireland and the Health and Safety Authority.

Before joining Barry Doyle & Company in 2013, Brendan Slattery was a partner working within the Litigation Department at Arthur Cox, with specific emphasis on public authority regulation and control. During fourteen years there, he developed a strong practice in the field of environment, planning and climate change. He has extensive experience advising regulatory authorities, developers, funders and objectors on a wide range of local and national infrastructure. Having worked on almost every major energy infrastructure project in Ireland during that period, including every major waste-fuelled power project, and on significant projects within the transport, water, wastewater, pharmachem, building materials and agri-business, sectors, Brendan has been advising on the most important issues in this complex area of the law.

He has been recognised by his clients as ‘an expert in national and EU environmental law’ (The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)) and as a leading practitioner of both Environmental law and Climate change law (PLC Which Lawyer?).  Brendan has delivered papers on planning and environmental law at Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, the Law Society of Ireland, the Kings Inns, the Irish Environmental Law Association, to Engineers Ireland, the Irish branch of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, the Composting Association of Ireland, the Irish Business Employer’s Confederation and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association.

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Training Environment:

CMG Professional Training courses take place at our state-of-the-art training facility in the Apex Building situated in the Beacon Quarter of Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18. The CMG Training Centre is accessible by the Luas, (Sandyford line, Stillorgan stop – 6 mins walk) several bus options (the number 11 travels from O Connell street Dublin and stops directly outside the training centre) and we are situated very close to the M50 at the Beacon Hospital corner. There are several car parks within a three minute walk from the training centre with very competitive ‘all day’ parking rates and we have a range of coffee shops (including Starbucks) as well as shops and restaurants nearby.

Date, Time & Venue:

Date: 25th September, 2017

Times: 9.30 am to 3.30pm

Venue: Apex Building, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford Dublin 18

Course Cost:

This course costs €395 (early-bird), normal rate €445. Price includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, nespresso coffee and a range of teas and fresh juice for those who require a light lunch. Alternatively you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops opposite the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options. 

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