2023 PELGBA Annual Conference

Date: Friday 7th July 2023

Location: Room 1&2, DDRC, Distillery Building, 145-151 Church St

9.30am  Registration& Tea/Coffee Front Atrium 
10.00am Introduction Stephen Dodd SC
10.05am Opening Remarks Chair: The Hon. Mr. Justice Richard Humphreys
10.15am Recent Development in Compulsory Acquisition and Compensation Law Dermot Flannagan SC  
10.45am Recent Developments in Access to Information on the Environment Catherine Donnelly SC 
11.15am  Q&A
11.30am Tea/Coffee Break  
11.50pm The Planning Judicial Review Hurdle. Too high or not high enough? Margaret Heavey BL 
12.20pm Proposed Changes to Judicial Review under the New Planning Bill Eamon Galligan SC
12.50pm  Q&A
1.05 pm Lunch  
1.55 pm The climate emergency, nature restoration and injunctive relief Mema Byrne BL
2.25pm Recent Developments in Environmental  Assessments: AA, EIA and SEA Jarlath Fitzsimons  SC
2.55pm  Q&A
3.10pm Drinks Reception & Finger Food Location: The Sheds, Distillery Building 

4 CPD Points available

Open to all event

In person only

Followed by a drinks reception in the Sheds

For more information and details of other upcoming events from the Planning, Environment and Local Government Bar Association (PELGBA), please visit www.pelgba.ie.



Friday, 7 July 2023

10:00am – 3:30pm UTC
PELGBA Annual Conference 2023

Additional Information

The Planning, Environmental, and Local Government Bar Association of Ireland (PELGBA) is a specialist association for practising Barristers who practice in or have an interest in Planning, Environmental and Local Government Law in Ireland.

PELGBA was launched in July 2018 in an event attended by The Hon. Mr. Justice Frank Clarke, Chief Justice of Ireland and the Attorney General, Mr. Seamus Wolfe SC, and also Mr. Eoghan Murphy T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government.

PELGBA seeks to advance the state of knowledge of the law in the areas of Planning, Environmental and Local Government Law and act as a forum for practising in this area. PELGBA aims to provide specialist education to its members through legal updates, morning and after court seminars, and an annual conference on topics related to Planning, Environmental and Local Government Law.

To date, PELGBA has held seminars on topics such as planning enforcement, mediation, housing law, as well as regular updates on developments in at domestic and EU case law and a conference on strategic housing.

PELGBA also promotes the Bar as a specialist provider of advocacy and legal advice in the area of Planning, Environmental and Local Government Law. In this role, it liaises with The Council of The Bar of Ireland and other relevant parties on issues of interest to its members.