An Taisce pursuing N86 Dingle case to Court of Appeal

21st October 2015
Press Release

An Taisce - the National Trust for Ireland - today announced that it intends to pursue its case regarding the N86 Dingle road to the Court of Appeal.

John Harnett, chair of An Taisce commented: "The High Court's decision in this case raises points of exceptional public importance which go far beyond the matter of the N86 road itself. What is now a central issue in this case is whether Irish court proceedings have to be "fair" and "equitable". The High Court effectively said "no, they do not" in its judgement, and this simply cannot go unchallenged."

He continued: "We understand that the Eu Commission is watching this case very closely, as it concerns Ireland's compliance with EU and International law. The issues raised in this High Court judgement must be clarified."

An Taisce require a certificate from the High Court to allow them to appeal. The hearing of that certification application is provisionally scheduled for November 6th.

ENDS

For further information, please call:
Charles Stanley-Smith, Communications, An Taisce Tel: +353 87 241 1995
Ian Lumley, Heritage Officer, An Taisce Tel: +353 1 454 1786
email: publicaffairs@antaisce.org
An Taisce The National Trust for Ireland
www.antaisce.org