Energy giant pays off fisherman blocking Wicklow wind farm 

A fisherman from Co Wicklow has settled with an offshore wind developer in a landmark case expected to send waves through a renewable energy ­industry grappling with mounting legal challenges. Last May, Ivan Toole, whose fishing company operates out of Greystones, brought a judicial review on environmental grounds against the minister of state with responsibility for planning and local government over the granting of a foreshore licence to RWE, a German energy group and notice party in the case. The licence granted RWE the right to survey a section of sea off the east coast before applying for planning permission for its €1.5 billion offshore wind farm. more, >>CLICK TO READ<< 09:21

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