Statutory Notices

​​​​​​We publish notices in local newspapers to inform the public where a Prospecting Licence is about to be granted or renewed.  These notices also include appropriate assessment determinations made in relation to the environmental effect of the activity. You can make submissions or objections within 30 days from publication of the notice.  A notice or a file reference may contain one or multiple Prospecting Licence Areas (PLA).

*If you are contacting us regarding a notice, please quote the file reference. 

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Current Prospecting Licence Notices

DateNewspaper AdvertFile Reference*

PLA Maps and Townland lists

​End Date​Status
​10 September 2020​Northern Standard​M.A.217/3​PLA3028​10 October 2020​Open for submissions
​27 August 2020Limerick Leader​M.A. 15/38C1​


PLA 636

PLA 2529​

26 September


Open for Submissions​
​13 August 2020Northern Standard​M.A. 217/1PLA 2194​13 September 2020​Open for Submissions
​10 June 2020​Kilkenny People​M.A. 327/2PLA 3313​10 July 2020Submissions under Consideration
​22 May 2020The Clare Champion​M.A. 246/7PLA 3640​21 June 2020Decision - Prospecting Licence renewed
​21 May 2020The Corkman​M.A. 315/22

​PLA 3535

PLA 3536

​20 June 2020Submissions under Consideration
​09 May 2020​Meath Chronicle and Westmeath Examiner​M.A. 60/132 C1​PLA 1322
PLA 1323
PLA 1325
PLA 1339
PLA 3324
PLA 3346
PLA 3622
PLA 3638
PLA 3852
PLA 3932
​08 June 2020Decision - Prospecting Licence renewed
​08 May 2020​Clare Champion​M.A. 178/5

PLA 3787   

PLA 3789

​07 June 2020​Decision - Prospecting Licence renewed
​28 March 2020Meath Chronicle​M.A. 59/3 C1​PLA 1324​27th April 2020Decision - Prospecting Licence renewed
​26 March 2020​Limerick Leader​M.A. 15/37C1PLA2530​25th April 2020Decision - Prospecting Licence renewed
​28 February 2020Clare Champion​M.A. 246/4​PLA 3679​27 March 2020Decision - Prospecting Licence renewed
​19 December 2019Northern Standard​M. A. 305/9PLA 4485​18 January 2020​Submissions under Consideration
​19 December 2019Meath Chronicle/Northern Standard/Drogheda Independent​​M. A. 305/6PLAs 1174R, 2021, 3609, 3730, 3731, 3732, 3819, 3825, 4257, 4484 and 4486​18 January 2020Submissions under Consideration
​04 December 2019Anglo Celt​M. A. 333/6​PLA 1142​03 January 2020​Submissions under Consideration
​25 Iúil 2019Connacht Tribune (Gaeilge)​M. A. 312/1​24 Lúnasa 2019Aighneachtaí á mbreithniú
​25 July 2019Connacht Tribune (English)​M. A. 312/1​24 August 2019Submissions under Consideration