Orla Kelleher


Orla Kelleher is an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland postgraduate scholar and Ph.D. candidate at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Ireland. Her doctoral research examines the impact of climate change on legal reasoning in systemic rights-based climate change litigation in Ireland, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Orla is a graduate of University College Cork (BCL Law and French) and the College of Europe, Bruges (LL.M.)

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The Supreme Court of Ireland’s decision in Friends of the Irish Environment v Government of Ireland (“Climate Case Ireland”)

On 31 July 2020, the Supreme Court of Ireland quashed the government’s National Mitigation Plan, the centrepiece of the Irish government’s climate mitigation policy, because the Plan failed to specify the manner in which it was proposed to achieve the “national transition objective,” as required under the 2015 Climate Act. The “national transition objective” is…

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