Environmental and Planning

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Expert environmental and planning law advice from dedicated advisors. 

Our dedicated environmental and planning unit 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 practitioners act for a large number of individuals, national companies and international corporations all with specialist 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 planning team provide their expertise and advices 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: harry.fehily@homs.ie
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
Holmes O’Malley Sexton has an environmental and planning unit within its real estate group. The key contact is Harry Fehily…
Planning and Environment, Legal 500 EMEA 2014
“Holmes O'Malley Sexton regularly advises on environmental disputes and compliance issues. Harry Fehily is the key contact.”
Planning and Environment, Legal 500 EMEA 2015
“Holmes O’Malley Sexton is currently assisting Bord na gCon, the Irish Greyhound Board, on planning matters related to the financing of stadiums. Harry Fehily is practice head.”
Planning and Environment, Legal 500 EMEA 2016

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