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High Court Challenge Given Green Light Against LNG Terminal On Shannon Estuary

6th October 2018
A tug assists a tanker off a jetty on the Shannon estuary. A tug assists a tanker off a jetty on the Shannon estuary. Photo: SFPC

#ShannonEstuary - The Limerick Leader writes that an environmental NGO has secured permission to bring a High Court challenge against An Bord Pleanala's decision to extend planning permission to develop a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminal on the Shannon Estuary.

Friends of the Irish Environment CLG have brought proceedings aimed at quashing the planning authorities' decision to extend permission for a period of five years to develop an LNG terminal, which includes four large tanks, jetties to receive ships, and associated works at Kilcolgan, near Tarbert in north Co Kerry.

Permission for the facility, where gas will be shipped to be used by consumers in Ireland and Europe, was granted in 2008.

For much more the regional newspaper reports here. 

 

Published in Shannon Estuary
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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