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Mary Moran-Long PhD BL


Dr. Mary Moran-Long is a practicing barrister at the Bar of Ireland, a member of the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple) and the Bar of Northern Ireland.

She obtained a PhD (Biochemistry) from Trinity College Dublin prior to studying law and becoming a barrister. She lectured in Environmental Science in the UK and in collaboration with Coventry University developed multi disciplinary degree and diploma courses in Environmental Science and Protection with the objective of meeting the environmental legal compliance and management needs of the UK’s automotive industry in the early 1990s. In 1997 she took up the post of research project manager and lecturer at the Centre for Environmental Research and Training, University of Birmingham.

As a practicing barrister she specialises in Planning, Development Environmental and Local Government Law and Administrative Law.  She lectures in Planning Law and Institutions at the School of Spatial Planning and Transport Engineering, TU Dublin and lectured previously in Planning Law at the School of Architecture, University College Dublin; and Fire Safety Law at the Graduate School of Engineering, Trinity College Dublin.


Environmental governance, environmental and rights, Judicial Review, Access to justice, enforcement of environmental law, Interrelationship between EU Environmental law and Planning and Development Law


‘A proposed new Environmental Governance System for Northern Ireland post Brexit provided by the UK Environment Bill 2020 – Implications for the Island of Ireland’.


Mary Moran-Long PhD BL