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Eionet Ireland - Network brochure (February 2024)

Year: 2024

National Focal Points (NFPs) are the primary national contact points in the Eionet and the EEA works closely with them. Typically based in a national environment agency or environment ministry an NFP is appointed by their EEA member country. The Environmental Protection Agency acts as the NFP for Ireland, coordinating environmental information exchange with the EEA and others. In its NFP role, the EPA maintains and develops the national network. It also facilitates and coordinates contacts, requests and deliveries between national and EU level. The summary booklet was updated in February 2024.

SEA Pack

Year: 2024

We have compiled this 'pack' to help planning authorities when carrying out strategic environmental assessments (SEAs). It is based on our experience to date, as a statutory SEA Environmental Authority under the SEA Regulations. It takes account of current 'best' practice in the SEA process. We update this pack regularly and we also refer to it during SEA Scoping consultations. It has been last updated in January 2024.

SEA of Local Authority Land Use Plans - EPA Recommendations and Resources

Year: 2024

This document forms part of submissions we make on Local Authority land-use plans undergoing strategic environmental assessments (SEA). It includes: key environmental recommendations to consider; information on recently published relevant EPA reports; links to useful environmental resources for Local Authorities carrying out SEA of land-use plans. It is updated regularly and was last updated on 08 January 2024.

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Good practice guidance on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Landscape

Year: 2023

This document aims to provide guidance and ideas on how to take landscape considerations into account when carrying out strategic environmental assessments (SEA) of plans and programmes in Ireland.

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Good practice guidance on SEA for the Tourism Sector

Year: 2023

This guidance note aims to provide guidance and ideas on how to carry out strategic environmental assessments (SEA) of tourism sectoral plans and programmes in Ireland.

Note of land evidence forum meeting, 17 April 2023

Year: 2023

Note of land evidence forum meeting, 17 April 2023

Eionet Ireland Network Brochure 2023

Year: 2023

National Focal Points (NFPs) are the primary national contact points in the EIONET and the EEA works closely with them. Typically based in a national environment agency or environment ministry, an NFP is appointed by their EEA member country. The Environmental Protection Agency acts as the NFP for Ireland, coordinating environmental information exchange with the EEA and others. In its NFP role, the EPA maintains and develops the national network. It also facilitates and coordinates contacts, requests and deliveries between national and EU level. [February 2023]

Note of land evidence forum meeting, 19 January 2023

Year: 2023

Land evidence forum meeting notes 19 January 2023

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Guidance on SEA Statements and Monitoring

Year: 2023

This report is an update of the previous stand-alone guidance document on SEA Statements and monitoring, prepared as part of the EPA-funded project Second Review of SEA Effectiveness in Ireland (González et al., 2020). It is specific to the Irish context but has wider international applicability. The monitoring recommendations include guidance on indicators to facilitate a more consistent and coherent approach at this SEA stage. The updates relate to clarifying some SEA monitoring requirements and to acknowledge the published revised national SEA Guidelines and the Development Plan Guidelines for Planning authorities, both published by the DHLGH in 2022.

My Local Environment Help

Year: 2022

My Local Environment is an interactive map with information about the environment in your area. You can use the map to learn about water quality, air quality, radon gas risks, noise levels and more where you live.

Good Practice Guidance Water

Good Practice Guidance Note on SEA in Water Sector

Year: 2022

This guidance note aims to provide good practice guidance and ideas on how to carry out strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of water sector plans in Ireland.

Note of land evidence forum meeting, 7 Sept 2022

Year: 2022

Land evidence forum meeting notes 7 September 2022

SEA Spatial Information Sources Inventory

EPA Spatial Data Inventory, July 2022

Year: 2022

This inventory of spatial information sources can be used to help in preparing SEA Environmental Reports and the associated environmental assessments with up to date environmental information. Data sources/links include air quality, climate, biodiversity, flora, fauna, geology, soils, hydrology and water quality. This inventory was last updated in July 2023 and may not be exhaustive. (See Disclaimer below for terms of use).

Note of land evidence forum meeting, 22 June 2022

Year: 2022

Land evidence forum meeting notes 22 June 2022

Note of land evidence forum meeting, 19 May 2022

Year: 2022

Land evidence forum meeting notes, 19 May 2022

Guidelines on the information to be contained in EIAR

Guidelines on the information to be contained in Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIAR)

Year: 2022

Guidelines on the information to be contained in Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIAR) are available for download below. The Guidelines are primarily intended to be an authoritative reference to those preparing Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIARs) for projects covered by the EIA Directive.

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Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts (Key Message 13 section)

Year: 2022

Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts - Key Message 13: Land use

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Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts (Key Message 12 section)

Year: 2022

Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts - Key Message 12: Circular economy

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Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts (Key Message 11 section)

Year: 2022

Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts - Key Message 11: Water services

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