Kerry councillor questions mandate of environmental group delaying Shannon LNG project

A Kerry County Councillor has questioned the mandate of Friends of the Irish Environment, after planning for the Shannon LNG terminal has been further delayed.

The High Court has referred a number of questions to the European Court of Justice relating to a five year extension of planning permission for a liquified natural gas terminal on the Shannon Estuary.

This follows a case taken by Friends of the Irish Environment against An Bórd Pleanala’s decision.


However, Fine Gael County Councillor Jim Finucane asks what mandate Friends of the Irish Environment have.

 

But Fred Logue, solicitor for Friends of the Irish Environment, says the organisation has a mandate under European law to take cases to protect the environment.