2024 PELGBA Annual Conference

Date: 12 July 2024 Time: 10am - 3pm

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

9.30am Registration & Tea/Coffee Front Atrium, Ground Floor Distillery Building

10.05am Stephen Dodd SC, Chair PELGBA, Introduction

10.10am The Hon. Mr Justice David Holland, Welcome Address

10.20am Attorney General, Rossa Fanning SC, Infrastructure Developments

10.30am Margaret Gray SC, Recent Development in EIA, Habitats and SEA

11am Q&A

11.15am Tea/Coffee Break Front Atrium, Distillery Building

11.35pm Ellen O’Callaghan BL, Recent Developments relating to Planning Enforcement

12.05pm John Kenny BL, The Planning List: Lessons to date and implications of the Bill

12.35pm Q&A

12.50pm Lunch Jorge’s restaurant, ground floor Distillery

1.50pm James Devlin SC, Recent Development relating to Climate Action

2.20pm Prof. Aine Ryall, Recent developments relating to the Aarhus Convention

2.50pm Q&A

3.05 pm Drinks Reception 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.


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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.