FIE has appealed to the Supreme Court against the High Court ruling to grant the government a stay in our proceedings against the 20 Euro fee to object to planning applications.

The stay was granted on the grounds that the matter was the subject of proceedings in the European Court. This is unconstitutional and denies us our rights to seek justice in our own national courts.

The EU has made it clear that it is contrary to the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive to make comment by the public subject to a "participation fee". Ireland is the only EU member state to have required the payment of a fee for considering the public's opinion.

There is no doubt that the €20 fee will be ruled illegal in the end - the Irish Courts are only delaying judgement day at the expense of citizen's rights to be heard in our own open courts.

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FIE has appealed to the Supreme Court against the High Court ruling to grant the government a stay in our proceedings against the 20 Euro fee to object to planning applications.

The stay was granted on the grounds that the matter was the subject of proceedings in the European Court. This is unconstitutional and denies us our rights to seek justice in our own national courts.

The EU has made it clear that it is contrary to the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive to make comment by the public subject to a "participation fee". Ireland is the only EU member state to have required the payment of a fee for considering the public's opinion.

There is no doubt that the €20 fee will be ruled illegal in the end - the Irish Courts are only delaying judgement day at the expense of citizen's rights to be heard in our own open courts.

READ OUR PRESS RELEASE

READ THE HISTORY OF THIS CAMPAIGN
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