The High Court today (Wednesday 6 March, 2024) directed further submissions, with a potential further hearing, on the substantive detail of the case being taken by An Taisce for a Judicial Review of the Government’s fifth Nitrates Action Programme (NAP). 


We welcome the court's rigour on this, because ultimately this robust legal process serves the public interest. 


We appreciate the time and attention being given by all parties to these proceedings. 


The importance and value of clean water cannot be overstated or taken for granted. Water pollution has repeatedly been shown to be the primary environmental concern of the Irish public, over and above other environmental risks such as flooding and extreme storms. All life depends on it, and we cannot leave any stone unturned to protect and maintain its quality.