News and Events Latest News and Press Releases Judicial Review by An Taisce against Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment for granting oil and gas exploration licence to Exola DAC Judicial Review proceedings by An Taisce on Licence granted to Exola DAC a subsidiary/associated company of Providence Resources PLC, for oil and gas exploration at Barryroe south of Co Cork coast granted by Department of Communications Climate Action and Environment in October 2018. An Taisce has initiated Judicial review proceedings in regard to the above. The licence relates to sonar and other testing and sea bed clearance at Barryroe south of the Old Head of Kinsale. The case was initiated ex parte by An Taisce on the 12th Nov. Following service of the other parties the case was cited for mention on 20th Nov, and an adjournment until 11th Dec has been granted by Mr Justice Noonan. The basis of the case as cited in court in affidavits opened in the ex parte application relates to compliance with the Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment (SEA) Directive, Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive and Habitats Directive in the licence application and consent process. ENDS For further information, contact:Ian Lumley, An Taisce Advocacy Officer: +353 1 454 1786Charles Stanley-Smith, Communications, An Taisce. Tel: +353 87 241 1995email: [email protected]An Taisce The National Trust for Irelandwww.antaisce.org About An Taisce An Taisce is a charity that works to preserve and protect Ireland's natural and built heritage. We are an independent charitable voice for the environment and for heritage issues. We are not a government body, semi-state or agency. Founded in 1948, we are one of Ireland’s oldest and largest environmental organisations.