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The Myth of “green” Data Centres

Apple are seeking planning permission for a 240MW data centre in Athenry, Co. Galway, which it says will create “up to 215 jobs”. . Questions need to be asked about this data centre that is being hailed by the current … Continue reading

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An Opportunity Missed – Callaghan vs. An Bord Pleanála and the Attorney-General

Judgment was delivered by the High Court (Costello J.) on 11 June 2015 in the application for leave to judicially review the decision of An Bord Pleanála to designate the North Meath Wind Farm a Strategic Infrastructure Development (SID). . … Continue reading

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The Scare Tactics of the Wind Industry

One of the most commonly-used tactics of domination by modern governments is to keep their citizens in a state of perpetual terror by continuously announcing doomsday scenarios, and then use these apparent threats to justify increasingly oppressive governance. We now … Continue reading

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Suing the Government

Francovich v Italy was a very important judgment handed down by the European Court of Justice in 1990. It was important because it established the principle that European Union member states could be liable to pay compensation to individuals who … Continue reading

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The threat of legal costs in environmental litigation

  Disclaimer: This has been written from my bed whilst on sick leave, so please be patient! The phrase ‘legal costs’ makes everybody nervous, even lawyers, who often find them difficult to explain to their clients, especially when the client … Continue reading

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