Ronan Daly Jermyn advises semi-state body, developer, industry and university clients, in relation to planning law issues. Such advices range from assisting them in achieving compliance with planning obligations to assisting them in all stages of large scale planning applications. Additionally we advise in relation to both the prosecution and defence of planning enforcement actions (both civil and criminal) through the Courts. In particular we advise on:-

  • Planning application & appeal legal issues
  • Advocating at Planning Oral Hearings
  • Issues relating to CPOs including attendance at CPO Oral hearings
  • Obligations pursuant to Strategic Infrastructure legislation
  • Challenges to planning authority decisions by way of Judicial Review
  • S.160 planning injunctions
  • Issues relating to exempted development
  • S.5 referrals & related issues
  • Defence of planning prosecutions taken by local authorities
  • Issues relating to immunity from enforcement
  • Section 47 agreements
  • Planning compliance issues
  • Environmental Impact Assessments, Appropriate Assessments and Habitats Directive

We also assist these clients in the context of legislative change and legal challenges and in advising its officers to make effective, informed decisions.

  • Acting for Bon Secours Group in relation to planning issues pertaining to large scale redevelopment at their Cork campus including a Judicial Review taken by an adjoining landowner.
  • Acting for Cork Airport / DAA in relation to three separate Planning Injunctions taken against unauthorised car parks pursuant to s.160 of the Planning Acts.
  • Acted for the proposed developer of a wind farm in relation to An Bord Pleanala oral hearing pursuant to the Planning & Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act, 2006 together with the subsequent oral hearing.
  • Advising Receivers on various planning issues including Part V compliance.
  • Advised The Diocese of Cloyne in relation to an Bord Pleanála Oral Hearing pertaining to the controversial proposed re-ordering of Cobh Cathedral.
  • Act for The Grosvenor Group & O’Callaghan Properties in relation to land holdings in West Dublin (including the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre) including all planning applications to date at Liffey Valley, rezoning issues, to date two separate An Bord Pleanála Oral Hearings and a related 5 day High Court Judicial Review challenge.
  • 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.
  • Have acted for various manufacturers and quarries in defence of s.160 planning injunctions and/or district court prosecutions taken by local authorities.
  • "Ronan Daly Jermyn advises semi-state bodies, developers and universities. Well-regarded practice head Finola McCarthy and litigator Ronan Geary (both based in Cork) acted for Bon Secours Group on a judicial review concerning a largescale redevelopment at a campus in Cork". – The Legal 500
  • "Ronan Daly Jermyn acts for local authorities and private contractors on projects across the country……Contentious and non-contentious construction law specialist Finola McCarthy, litigator Ronan Geary and Patrick Ahern are recommended"The Legal 500
  • "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


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