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04/05/2018

Legal briefs: Irish Water fined over ‘extraordinary’ raw sewage discharges; Apple Galway data centre challenge

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 28 April-4 May, 2018

Irish Water fined over ‘extraordinary’ raw sewage discharges

A judge has described as “extraordinary” how almost two-thirds of a County Cork seaside town’s raw sewage was still being pumped directly into the local harbour as he fined Irish Water €9,000 and ordered the company to pay costs in three prosecutions brought by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Irish Independent

Apple Galway data centre challenge

The Irish Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal aimed at overturning An Bord Pleanála’s approval of the first phase of tech giant Apple’s planned €850 million data centre in Athenry, County Galway.

Irish Times

Date set for Paddington Cube decision challenge

The Court of Appeal is set to hear Save Britain’s Heritage’s challenge on 19 July over the refusal of then Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, to give reasons for not calling in the Paddington Cube scheme.

Local Government Lawyer

Ineos fracking case goes to court

Grangemouth petrochemical giant Ineos has been in court as it bids to sue the Scottish Government for multimillion-pound damages for banning fracking. 

Glasgow Herald

Birmingham base for Landmark Chambers

Landmark Chambers, the practice specialising in planning and infrastructure, property, environmental and public law is to launch a new office in the centre of Birmingham in early July.

Local Government Lawyer

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