Case Commentary: What is required of An Bord Pleanála in giving ‘reasons’ for EIA and AA decisions after Connolly?

In this case commentary, Alison Fanagan, Consultant in Environmental law, considers the decision of Barrett J in the High Court of Connolly v An Bord Pleanála (14 June 2016), and in particular, what implications the decision may have for An Bord Pleanála (and other competent authorities) in formulating decisions relative to proposed developments that involve Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA). This article was first published in July 2017 edition of Environmental Law Management.

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