Peter Sweetman

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A High Court judge is to ask the Court of Justice of the EU  to decide issues concerning Coillte’s environmental responsibilities in relation to grid connection works for a wind farm in Co Laois. File photograph: Ben Curtis/PA

A High Court judge is to ask the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to decide issues concerning Coillte’s environmental responsibilities in relation to(...)

Supreme court says a local woman can   challenge An Bord Pleanála’s  approval of permission for a wind farm development at Keeper Hill in the Silvermines mountains in Co Tipperary.

The Supreme Court wants the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to determine European law issues before ruling whether An Bord Pleanála properly assesse(...)

Environmentalist Peter Sweetman has challenged Tipperary County Council’s decision extending planning permission for a wind farm development at Castlewaller, Newport, Co Tipperary

Two separate legal challenges to wind farm developments are to be fast-tracked by the Commercial Court. Environmentalist Peter Sweetman has challeng(...)

Edel Grace: she and Peter Sweetman applied to the Supreme Court to hear their appeal against a wind farm at Keeper Hill in the Silvermines mountains, arguing that the case raised issues of general public importance.

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider a challenge to An Bord Pleanála’s granting of planning permission for a wind farm in Co Tipperary after ruli(...)

Colm and Gabielle Henry live at Glengad, Co Mayo. Their home overlooks Sruwaddacon Bay and  the pipeline’s landfall. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The €3.5 billion Corrib gas development is due to be opened by Minister of State for Natural Resources Joe McHugh on Monday, almost 20 years after the(...)

Works are carried out on a section of  gas line at Aughoose, Co Mayo. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Natural gas is flowing into the national supply grid from the Corrib gas field off Co Mayo for the first time since it was discovered in 1996. One of(...)

The scale of the planned wind farm in north Co Meath is difficult to understand, a town planner told an oral hearing. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It is difficult to comprehend the scale of a wind farm proposed for north Co Meath and the project would result in the “sterilisation” of other invest(...)

Environmental campaigner Peter Sweetman. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

Peter Sweetman is perhaps the State’s foremost objector to energy projects. Currently in his sights are “at least 12” wind farm proposals. He has obj(...)

Hen harrier Circus cyaneus, adult female in flight, carrying heather twigs to the nest.

A wind farm which is allegedly a threat to the habitat of the hen harrier on the slopes of Keeper Hill in Co Tipperary is facing a major legal challen(...)

 Galway West Fine Gael TD Sean Kyne: has signalled that the planning authorities may make a new application for the outer bypass, citing overriding public interest

A European Court of Justice ruling against a proposed Galway bypass has been described by An Taisce as “a huge leap forward for nature conserva(...)