Environmental Authorities

Environmental Authorities must (by reason of their specific environmental responsibilities) be consulted by competent authorities (plan/programme makers).

The appropriate Irish environmental authorities are:

Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment

Environmental Protection Agency


These authorities need to be consulted as follows:

Contact Details for Environmental AuthoritiesConsultation Necessary

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Communication should be addressed to:

Coordination Unit
Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment,
29-31 Adelaide Road,
Dublin 2, D02 X285

Tel.: (01) 6782900; Fax: (01) 6782449
Email: coordination.unit@dccae.gov.ie

Where it appears to the competent authority that the Plans or Programmes (or modification) might have significant effects on fisheries or the marine environment.
Environmental Protection Agency
All relevant plans/programmes.
Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaelteacht AffairsWhere it appears to the competent authority that the Plans or Programmes (or modification) might have significant effects in relation to the architectural or archaeological heritage or to nature conservation.
Environment & Heritage Service Northern IrelandWhere it appears to the competent authority that the p/p (or modification) might have significant effects on the environment in Northern Ireland.