This is the judgment given by Judge Colm Mac Eochaidh on Friday morning in relation to NAMA vs the Commissioner for Environmental Information. In it, he refused to grant NAMA a stay on his February 2013 judgment that NAMA was a public authority under the Access to Information on the Environment Regulations 2007. He made the judgment following this blog’s submission to the court, both orally and in writing. The Commissioner took a neutral position on the stay.
In light of this judgment, NAMA sought and was granted a two week continuation of the stay to consider its position. It expires on May 3.
We believe this to be generally a very significant judgment for access to information, and for the Regulations. Fred will have a legal analysis later tonight.