Friends of the Irish Environment was formed by a group of environmental activists in 1997 who felt that European law was not being recognised in Ireland.

The Company, which has seven subscribers, acts as the formal structure for an active network of volunteers who try and fulfil the Company’s goals:

  • monitor the full implementation of, and to assist in the development of, European law;
  • work for changes in the Irish planning laws;
  • encourage the implementation of the right to full public participation;
  • provide assistance to individuals, local groups, and the wider public in understanding environmental issues;
  • seek proper implementation of environmental and planning law to support sustainable communities including the pursuit of concerns and cases in both the built and the natural environment.

Contact details:

Contact name: Tony Lowes
Telephone: 087 2176316 or 027 74771
Postal Address: Friends of the Irish Environment, Kilcatherine, Eyeries, Co. Cork, Ireland