Environmental and Planning

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Expert environmental and planning law advice from dedicated advisors. 

Our dedicated environmental and planning solicitors can provide specialist advice, assistance, guidance and solutions to our clients in all areas of environmental and planning law. Environmental and planning law impacts in a wide variety of circumstances including property acquisition, share and asset purchases, commercial activities, dispute resolutions, EU law, regulatory law and health and safety law.


The broadening impact of environmental law has increased substantially over the years with Ireland becoming a “greener” and more environmentally conscious country in which to live and to set up business.

Our team of experienced solicitors act for a large number of individuals, national companies and international corporations all with special concerns and requirements in the area of environmental law.

  • Irish environmental legislation and European directives and regulations advices
  • Building energy rating regulations
  • Waste management
  • Habitats and natural heritage
  • Environmental warranties in prospective acquisitions, liability, due diligence, licences and permissions
  • Prosecuting and defending enforcement proceedings


Planning law is administered through the Local Authority with an appeal to An Bord Pleanala, and in certain cases, may be subject to judicial review by the High Court.

Our specialist planning solicitors provide their expertise and advice to a wide range of clients including individuals, businesses, limited companies, other corporate entities, local authorities and statutory bodies across a broad spectrum of planning law issues.

  • Legislative advices
  • Planning applications, appeals, due diligence and warranties
  • Exempted and unauthorised developments
  • Applications for retention permissions
  • Development plans
  • Estate planning
  • Compulsory purchase
  • Protected structures and special areas of architectural preservation
  • Enforcement proceedings, injunctions and litigation including judicial review.

Contact one of our Environmental and Planning team

Harry Fehily

Managing Partner

T: +353 61 445512
E: [email protected]

Lorraine Power


T: +353 1 676 8928
E: [email protected]


Please contact us and one of our experienced solicitors will be in touch shortly.

Holmes O'Malley Sexton regularly acts for Limerick public sector entities such as Limerick University and also has expertise in the regulatory sphere. Practice head Harry Fehily is acting for the Irish Greyhound Board in respect of the first successful prosecution under section 20 of the Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011.
Public Sector, Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Winner of Best Employer: Talent Development and Workplace Wellness Award 2017
Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards
Finalist - Property, Planning and Probate Team of the Year 2015 and 2016
Irish Law Awards

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