Mapping the Future of Environmental Justice in Ireland

The main objectives of the Mapping the Future of Environmental Justice in Ireland project are:

  • to assess the Irish system in light of international and EU standards;
  • to establish a network of experts to share experience and expertise on the future of environmental justice;
  • to develop research synergies in the area of environmental justice; and
  • to identify and promote a range of innovative mechanisms to deliver environmental justice.

The project is led by Áine Ryall, School of Law, UCC. 

The aim of this website is to raise awareness of the right of access to environmental justice under the Aarhus Convention and EU law and to promote informed debate on this topic.

The website presents information on Áine Ryall’s current research and advocacy work on access to environmental justice, both in Ireland and beyond, as well as the results of research projects completed to date.  A selection of conference papers, presentations, publications and other information concerning environmental justice is available in the ‘Recent Posts’ section of the website.

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This project was launched initially with the support of  a New Foundations grant from the Irish Research Council in 2013.   Two further New Foundations grants were secured in 2015 to support events and networking / knowledge exchange activities in the field of environmental rights and access to justice.



This site is maintained for general information purposes only.  It is not intended as a substitute for professional legal advice and it must not be relied on as such.  All opinions expressed are personal to the authors.