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 Terrace, Dublin 2.

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Council Members

Maeve Larkin

Maeve Larkin

Chairperson of IELA

Maeve is Advisory Counsel at the Office of the Attorney General, specialising in environmental and planning law.

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Rachel Minch

Rachel Minch

Partner - Philip Lee

Chairperson of the Irish Environmental Law Association from 2012-2017. Rachel’s legal practice focuses on environmental, planning, public and FOI law with an emphasis on litigation.

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Ashling Cronin

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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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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Sinéad Martyn

Sinéad Martyn

Secretary & Treasurer

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

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Paul Scott

Paul Scott

Environmental Planning Manager

Paul is an ecologist with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

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Niall Handy

Niall Handy

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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David Browne BL

David Browne BL

Barrister

David Browne BL is a practising barrister specialising in the areas of administrative, local government, planning, environmental and procurement law.

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Tim O’Sullivan

Tim O’Sullivan

Barrister

Tim O’Sullivan is a Barrister practising at the Law Library. He delivers the quarterly updates to the Association on case law of the Irish Courts.