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I have written HERE of the problem posed, in Ireland, by new a High Court rule dealing with the costs of preliminary interlocutory applications.

Compare this harsh provision with the approach of the Court of Appeal in England & Wales HERE where they gave a Protective Costs Order to “Buglife”, a charity to protect invertebrates.

Buglife was trying to restrain development which, as the Court heard, would probably result in two national, 17 regional and 37 local invertebrate extinctions if the development went ahead.

The settled animus of Ireland’s political class towards the eccentric would ensure that nobody in Ireland would adopt the humourous title “Buglife” for their charity and would, through the representatives of that class in the world of Irish law, punish its adoption if it went to court, even in discharge of its laudable purposes.