Eco Advocacy was founded in 2015. It was considered essential to fill a void in championing environmental rights and sustainability in all facets of environmental and employment objectives. Resources are always a limiting factor, but we endeavour to to conduct the necessary research to facilitate prosecution of environmental transgressions and also for comment on planning policies and proposals. This will typically include planning searches, land registry searches, photography and ordinance survey, to allude to but some of this. We can organise specialist reports to inform comment and the basis for a grounding affidavit in litigation cases. Furthermore, we have significant expertise in making submissions to the statutory authorities on planning and policy issues. We are au fait with the functioning of local government and other statutory agencies. We are most concerned with the lethargic attitude to enforcement of existing laws, licences and planning consents and continue to encourage and assist the statutory authority in this regard.
Kieran holds a BSc in Management and Law, together with a Diploma in Legal Studies. Kieran is a qualified solicitor in two jurisdictions; namely in Ireland and in England / Wales. Earlier on in his career, he studied horticulture for 3 years at the Salesian College of Horticulture, Warrenstown, Drumree, Co. Meath, Ireland, which sadly closed its doors in 2009 for the last time.
Kieran formally worked as a HR officer in the human resources department of Fingal County Council (an Irish municipal authority). Prior to working as an officer in HR, he worked for some years as Supervisor Gardiner with the Parks Department of Fingal County Council. He managed a number of conservation and reinstatement projects and Newbridge House and Demesne. Additionally, he managed the authorities tree nursery, public allotments and a nature reserve (Rogerstown Estuary). He collobrated with IWC (now Birdwatch Ireland) and organised and supervised the construction of the bird-watching facility at Rogisterstown Estuary. Having significant experience in the area of landscaping together with remediation plans and has worked on some very challenging sites. Possessing such unique experience and expertise has proven to be very valuable when assessing EIA's and other planning proposals.
Kieran sits on the following committees: -
Mediator: Kieran is an accredited mediator.
Photography: Kieran is also an experienced photographer, and employs that skill to great effect to professionally illustrate issues for high court proceedings and the various submissions which he prepares. You can view some of his photography, on http://kierancummins.com
Music: Kieran is also a musician and multi-instrumentalist, playing Harp, Violin, Piano Accordion and Guitar with vocals.