We are disappointed at today’s decision. 

The application to appeal was based on the firm conviction, supported by advice, legal and scientific, that the High Court judgement rejecting the judicial review of the An Bord Pleanála decision on the Belview cheese plant raised points of law that are of exceptional public importance and which are therefore essential to appeal in the public interest.

Our view on the basis of the application has not changed but the Board of An Taisce will review the judgment and assess its options before making any further comment.