IrelandIt enjoyed an economic boom in the 1990s that was the envy of its neighbours. Now much of the growth in Ireland may have dried up in the midst of a looming recession, but lawyers lucky (or bright) enough to work in two increasingly important markets are still smiling.

The alternative energy market is surprising many and Ireland’s energy lawyers find themselves in a whirlpool of activity. Elsewhere, billions of euros are also pouring into infrastructure projects – a tidy hangover from the boom years that makes the National Development Plan, or NDP, the most popular acronym among lawyers in the country (with PPP not far behind).

The first Ireland Special Report looks at how the geography and expertise in alternative energy has made Ireland a forerunner in the market.

The second report examines how government projects, including the Dublin Metro and National Concert Hall, means a thick workbook for infrastructure lawyers.

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