Pesticides Regulation in Ireland: where to find the information

You can find information on current regulations on the use of Plant Protection Products in Ireland is available on our website through this link:

The Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive (SUD) establishes a framework for European Community action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides by setting minimum rules to reduce the risks to human health and the environment that are associated with pesticide use. It also promotes the use of integrated pest management.

Record keeping, purchase, disposal and use records must be maintained when plant protection products authorised for professional use are purchased and applied.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) records to demonstrate the application of the general IPM principles must also be maintained. Further information is available on DAFM website here.

Finally, information on professional users and sprayer operators is available here.


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