Friends of the Irish Environment was formed by a group of environmental activists in 1997 who felt that European law was not being recognised in Ireland.
Initial meetings were informal in Dubin's Central Hotel Library Bar. But FIE soon determined to become a company in order to establish credibility and be able to bring legal challenges in the Irish Courts. The Company, which has seven subscribers, acts as the formal structure for an active network of volunteers who try and fulfil the Company's goals:
• monitor the full implementation of, and to assist in the development of, European law;
• work for changes in the Irish planning laws;
• encourage the implementation of the right to full public participation and access to justice;
• provide assistance to individuals, local groups, and the wider public in understanding environmental issues;
• seek proper implementation of environmental and planning law to support sustainable communities including the pursuit of concerns and cases in both the built and the natural environment.
FIE welcomes help of all kind; bring your own ideas or look through our website and see where you think you might be able to assist. We work almost entirely through email lists, but have ‘Weekends' and events to meet the wider public. Mail us or give us a call. That's what we were set up for.
Contact details: International + 353 (0) 27 74771 / Mobile + 353 (0) 87 2176316
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