Patrons

Dr. John Temple Lang

Dr. John Temple Lang

Solicitor - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Brussels

Former Director, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission, Brussels. Professor, Trinity College Dublin.

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Philip O’Sullivan

Philip O’Sullivan

Former judge of the High Court

Honorary Vice-President

Yvonne Scannell

Yvonne Scannell

Consultant - Arthur Cox

Professor Scannell lectured in Environmental and Planning Law in Trinity College, Dublin and is a consultant on environmental and planning law to Arthur Cox, Solicitors, Earlsfort Plaza, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2.

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Council Members

Rachel Minch

Rachel Minch

Chairperson of IELA, Partner - Philip Lee

Chairperson of the Irish Environmental Law Association since 2012. Rachel’s legal practice focuses on environmental, planning, public and FOI law with an emphasis on litigation.

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Alison Fanagan

Alison Fanagan

Partner - A&L Goodbody

Focus on the areas of environment and planning law and intellectual property. She also has a strong interest in property litigation and health and safety.

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Deborah Spence

Deborah Spence

Partner - Arthur Cox

Specialised in all aspects of waste disposal and management liability as well as corporate regulatory compliance, environmental liability for contaminated sites.

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Maeve Larkin

Maeve Larkin

Secretary

Maeve is an Associate with Barry Doyle & Company solicitors, specialising in environmental and planning law.

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Margaret Austin

Margaret Austin

Partner - Eugene F. Collins Solicitors

Member of the Irish Environmental Law Association since 1999 and was Chairperson of until 2012. Margaret is also the current Treasurer of the European Environmental Law Association.

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Marianne Beasley Barnes

Marianne Beasley Barnes

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Niall Handy BL

Niall Handy BL

Barrister

Niall is a barrister with a broad commercial and civil practice, with particular expertise in energy, environmental and planning law.

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Sinéad Martyn

Sinéad Martyn

Treasurer

Sinéad is an Associate with McCann FitzGerald, specialising in environmental and planning law.

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Jim Brogan

Jim Brogan

Planning Consultant