Current Applications for Statutory Consents

Screening Determination for the Kinsale Area Decommissioning Project

Based on an evaluation of the Kinsale Area Decommissioning Project Information Summary submitted by Kinsale Energy outlined below, the Minister concluded that given the potential for significant adverse environmental effects by virtue, inter alia, of the nature, size and location of the KADP and associated activities, that an Environmental Impact Assessment Report is required to inform the Environmental Impact Assessment of the KADP.


Kinsale Area Decommissioning Project – Project Information Summary

RPS Environmental Consultancy Support to the DCCAE

EIA Screening Determination for the Kinsale Area Decommissioning Plan


Decommissioning of certain facilities within the Kinsale Head and Seven Heads Petroleum Lease areas​

The Minister has received an application from PSE Kinsale Energy for the decommissioning of certain facilities of the Kinsale Head / Ballycotton gas fields and an application from PSE Seven Heads Limited for the decommissioning of certain facilities of the Seven Heads gas field. Production from the Kinsale Head gas field commenced in 1978, with Ballycotton and Seven Heads coming into production later. The fields are now coming to the end of their productive life. The facilities are located in the Celtic Sea, between approximately 40 and 70km off the County Cork coast and onshore at Inch, County Cork.

The application documents can be viewed here​.


Application from Exola DAC Limited for Approval to Conduct a Seabed Debris Clearance, Environmental Baseline and Habitat Assessment Site Survey at Barryroe.

In accordance with EU Directive 2014/52/EU a screening determination must be made within 90 days as to whether an Environmental Impact Assessment Report is required. Under Article 6.2 of the Directive the public should be informed early in the decision making process through ensuring that the relevant information is available to the public through accessible points of access to allow them participate effectively in environmental decision making. This application was posted on the Department's website on 2nd July 2018 and any submission received by 1st August will be considered by the Minister in making such a determination.

Please submit any observations to or Louise Casey , Assistant Principal Officer, Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment, 29-31 Adelaide Road, Dublin, D02 X285, Ireland

Barryroe Survey Envrionmental Assessment

Barryroe Survey Natura Impact Statement