DLHC Judicial Review Star Legend

It adds that the decision to grant planning permission is therefore ‘not in compliance with the EIA Directive and/or the Habitats Directive’, and that the decision of An Bord Pleanála was ‘unreasonable, irrational, erred in law and fact, was ultra vires the statutory powers of An Bord Pleanála, and failed to provide any or any adequate reasoning and was not made in accordance with law’.

The proposed development will accommodate cruise ships up to 250m in length and attract an estimated 50 cruise calls (May to September), each averaging 2,000 cruise visitors. The income generated over the season would amount to €10m, according to the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company.