Solicitor says High Court is correct forum to decide Shannon LNG planning extension

A solicitor for Friends of the Irish Environment says the High Court is the right place to decide a legal challenge to the extension of planning permission to the Shannon LNG project.

Yesterday, the environmental lobby group was granted permission to judicially review a decision by An Bórd Pleanála relating to the proposed €500 million liquified natural gas terminal on the Tarbert-Ballylongford landbank.

The case will return to the High Court on October 18th when a timetable for proceedings will be set out.

Solicitor for Friends for the Irish Environment Fred Logue expects proceedings to be heard early in the new year with a judgement possible within six months.

Mr Logue says it is the job of the High Court to ensure public bodies abide by legislation: