Energy & Natural Resources: Legislation Programme Spring/Summer 2017
Bills currently before the Oireachtas and Bills expected to be published




Minerals Development Bill 2015

To modernise and consolidate all mineral development legislation.

Second Stage (Dáil)

Geothermal Energy Development Bill

To provide a legislative framework for the vesting, licensing and regulation of the development of geothermal energy.

Drafting is ongoing

Radiological Protection (Amendment) Bill

To give effect to the transfer of certain functions in the Radiological Protection Act 1991 from the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

Heads of bill expected March 2017

Water Environment Bill

To give full effect to the Water Framework Directive, including addressing outstanding infringements.

Preliminary work underway



Key Contacts

Fergus Devine Partner

Claire Waterson Partner

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