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ACCC/C/2015/129 Ireland

Case status: Inadmissible.
Topics: Public participation; Access to justice.
Articles alleged: 6 (1) (b), 6 (2); 9 (4), 9 (5).
Articles considered by the Committee:
Articles, if any, found in non-compliance:
Summary: The communication was submitted to the Compliance Committee on 26 April 2015 by members of the public, Jim Redmond and Mary Redmond. The communicants alleged non-compliance with articles 6 (1) (b) and (2), and 9 (4) and (5) of the Convention with respect to public participation in decision-making on the sale of forestry land. 

Documents Status Date received or posted by the 
Annex 1
Annex 2
From the communicant 26.04.2015
Letter to communicants seeking additional information prior to determination of preliminary admissibility From the secretariat 18.08.2015
Letter providing additional information 
Annex 1 Coillte Sustainability Report 2013 - Environment
Annex 2 Coillte's Business Area Units and Forests
Annex 3 Coillte South Central BAU Strategic Plan 2011 - 2015
Annex 4 Coillte Forest Management Plan for Littleton Forest 2011-2015
Annex 5 Coilltes Consultation Policy
Annex 6 Coillte Excision list 2013
Annex 7 Code of practice for the governance of State Bodies 2009
Annex 8 Press Article Irish Examiner 17.04.14
Annex 9 Brochure advertising the Kilcooley Abbey Estate
Annex 10 Residential Property Price Register
Annex 11 NAMA FOI Appeal response 24.08.15
From the communicant 06.09.2015
Comments on the communicants' reply to the Committee's questions concerning preliminary admissibility   From the Party concerned 15.09.2015
Letter to the communicant with questions from the Committee From the secretariat 28.09.2016

Reply to questions

Annex 1: Felling License GFL 16134, 09.10.2014
Annex 2: Felling License GFL 16134 Inspection Report, 16.06.2014
Annex 3: Consultation Note, 07.03.2011
Annex 4: Complaint to FSC and FSC response

From the communicant 08.12.2016


Annex 1: Decision of Commissioner of Information, 02.11.2015
Annex 2: High Court hearing schedule

From the Party concerned 07.02.2017

Comments on the Party concerned's letter

Annex 1: Letter to OCEI, dated 16.09.2015

Annex 2: Email exchange with private secretary of Mr. Hayes, October 2013

From the communicant 21.02.2017 (dated 20.02.2017)