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Access to Information on the Environment Regulations 5 March 2019465.00

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One day course: Tuesday 5 March

9:30am-4:00pm

About the Course 


Update Series: Access to Information on the Environment Regulations (AIE Regulations)

In an age of increasing awareness of environmental issues, it is timely to focus on the Access to information on the Environment (AIE) Regulations. The AIE Regulations give people the right to access Environmental Information held by, or for, Public Authorities. Requests are increasing year on year, and it is more important than ever that your organisation is equipped to deal with them.

The training includes the following components:

  • Part 1: Background to the Regulations; the Aarhus Convention and AIE Directive
  • Part 2: What is Environmental Information?
  • Part 3: What is a Public Authority?
  • Part 4: Duties of Public Authorities
  • Part 5: The Request: Format of Request, Action on Request, Timeframes, Charges
  • Part 6: Grounds for Refusal: Mandatory, Discretionary
  • Part 7: Internal Review and Review by Office of the Environmental Commissioner
  • Part 8: Interplay with the FOI Regime
  • Part 9: Group Task, Role Play in CEI Decision

Course Tutor


Claire Hogan BL is a barrister with a mixed Civil and Public Law practice.

She graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Law and French, and was elected a Trinity Scholar in her Senior Freshman year. She went on to attain a Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M.) from the University of Cambridge, for which she was awarded a Cambridge University European Trust Scholarship. In 2009, Claire qualified as a barrister with the highest overall degree mark and became a John Brooke Scholar of the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. Claire returned to the Law School in Trinity College Dublin to complete a Ph.D. on the theme of constitutional freedom of religion. This work was funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and supervised by Prof. Gerry Whyte. Claire lectures part-time in Civil Procedure in the Honorable Society of King’s Inns, in Administrative Law in the Institute of Public Administration (IPA), and in Constitutional Law in the Law Society of Ireland.

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