The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed that the €900 million Corrib gas onshore terminal in Co Mayo be granted a licence.
The announcement constitutes a significant advance for the controversial project.
RTÉ News has learned the agency believes 85 separate conditions should apply, but will delay a final decision in case an oral hearing is deemed necessary.
See :http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/0126/corrib.html for more information
see also the objector's website : http://www.corribsos.com
see epa website for more detail: http://www.epa.ie/NewsCentre/PressReleases/MainBody,11680,en.html