Anyone who makes a valid objection can request an oral hearing. A request for an oral hearing must include the €126 fee and be received within the one-month objection period. This period commences on the date of notification of the EPA’s Proposed Decision.
The EPA has absolute discretion to hold an oral hearing, whether or not a request has been made.
While there are no specific statutory criteria governing the decision to hold an oral hearing, the matters that would influence us include:
Download Aspects of Licensing Procedures: Objections and Oral Hearings to learn more about oral hearings.
For further information, contact our Environmental Licensing Programme at:
Office of Environmental Sustainability
PO Box 3000
Johnstown Castle Estate
Tel: 053 91 60600
Lo-call: 1890 33 55 99