Administrative Law

Ronan Daly Jermyn advise local government and public bodies as well as universities on a regular basis, in their management of statutory obligations. This includes the preparation of internal guidelines, codes and procedures so as to ensure compliance with:

  • Confidentiality requirements
  • Conflict of interest rules
  • Corporate compliance
  • Disability and Equality legislation
  • Freedom of Information legislation
  • Risk management
  • Data protection
  • Statutory decision making

We also assist these bodies in the context of legislative change and legal challenges and in advising its officers to make effective, informed decisions. In particular, we also have extensive experience in acting for private citizens and corporate clients in the judicial review of decisions made by statutory bodies.

  • Advising the Water Services Transition Office in relation to the Irish Water Programme.
  • Advising a state body in relation to its statutory powers and functions.
  • Advised Waterford City Council in relation to the sale of its waste collection business.
  • Advised Waterford County Council in the successful defence of a Judicial Review taken by a major international environmental engineers firm to Water Project Tender Process.
  • Advised consultants in relation to potential challenge to a contract award by a local authority.
  • Advised The Diocese of Cloyne in relation to an An Bord Pleanala Oral Hearing pertaining to the controversial proposed re-ordering of Cobh Cathedral.
  • Acted for The Grosvenor Group & O’Callaghan Properties in relation to rezoning issues, a two stage 10  day An Bord Pleanala Hearing and a related 5 day High Court Judicial Review challenge, all pertaining to landholdings at Balgaddy and Liffey Valley in West Dublin.
  • Acted for the developer in matters relating to a proposed rival €100m town centre project, including a successful Judicial Review taken against Carlow Town Council relating to its decision to renew that rival’s planning permission for 5 years without satisfying itself of the relevant Planning & Development Regulations, 2001 requirements.
  • Acted for the proposed developer of a wind farm in Co. Clare both in relation to his initial notification obligations pursuant to the Planning & Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act, 2006 together with the subsequent An Bord Pleanala oral hearing.
  • "Ronan Daly Jermyn acts for a number of major construction companies in Ireland, leveraging off its strong commercial property expertise” The Legal 500
  • According to a source, Finola McCarthy “susses out the issues and puts usable options in front of us." Another adds: "She has excellent knowledge of current industry practices.” McCarthy handles the full range of construction mandates and has expertise in health and safety, planning and environmental law. ”  –Chambers Europe
  • “Ronan Daly Jermyn acts for local authorities and private contractors on projects across the country, and is advising Bord Gáis on wind energy projects". – The Legal 500

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