Damien Tansey Solicitors has extensive experience advising in the area of administrative law. Our solicitors have been successful in bringing Judicial Review proceedings and other administrative law cases against State and Semi-State bodies and Agencies, Government Departments, Local Authorities, and all other relevant bodies.
Our team is also experienced generally in advising on regulatory issues and have represented clients before various committees/divisions of bodies including the Law Society of Ireland, the Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and the Financial Services Ombudsman. We also advise on legal issues which have arisen in connection with the 2020 Leaving Certificate results.
We acted for the Plaintiffs in securing a hard-fought win in the renowned environmental law case relating to the Carrowmore Megalithic cemetery in County Sligo (The Attorney General (Frank McGarry and Others) v. Sligo County Council). This case was significant in that it crystallised and rendered clear the law in a number of key areas relating, for example, to the duties and obligations of Local Authorities in their dealings with citizens, relating to what constitutes a “fallow area” around monuments of significant historical importance, and so on. Since the outcome of the case, the Carrowmore Megalithic cemetery, which directly benefited from that Supreme Court decision, has become one of the leading tourist destinations in the North-West of Ireland.
Our team advises on all matters of Administrative Law and Judicial Review, including on matters related to the following:
- Procedural and substantive issues of Administrative Law
- Environmental Law related appeals
- Constitution of Ireland and European Convention on Human Rights issues
- Decision-making processes
- Freedom of Information
- Tribunals and Commissions of Inquiry
- Standards in Public Office legislation
- Planning Law issues
- Professional and educational regulation
- Investment Intermediaries
- Public Procurement
- Statutory Interpretation