Aarhus Convention



High Court: Dispute over Cabinet confidentiality of emissions discussions referred to CJEU

The High Court has decided to refer a point of EU law to the CJEU regarding an access to information claim brought by the information activist group Right To Know CLG (RTK) against the Taoiseach.

Published 26 April 2021

Proposed update to Aarhus Convention law out for consultation

Proposals to update regulations on accessing environmental information to bring them into line with the Aarhus Convention have gone out to consultation.

Published 9 March 2021

Consultation launched on Ireland's implementation of Aarhus Convention

Environment Minister Eamon Ryan has launched a consultation on Ireland's implementation of the Aarhus Convention on access to environmental information and the PRTR Protocol on publicly accessible national pollutant registers.

Published 27 November 2020

Forestry appeals bill is 'Aarhus compliant'

Government plans to limit forestry licensing appeals are compliant with the Aarhus Convention, ministers have said.

Published 1 October 2020

Draft findings suggest Ireland in breach of Aarhus Convention

Ireland is in breach of the binding Aarhus Convention because of the length of appeal proceedings related to rejected Access to Information on the Environment (AIE) requests, draft findings suggest.

Published 11 August 2020