Limerick: Section 4 Trade Effluent Discharge Licences

AIE 005-2022

Pilot Farm Environmental Study (FES)

This pilot will establish a framework to generate a database of baseline habitat and biodiversity data at the farm-level and will provide the scope for an inventory of farm habitats and biodiversity present and a baseline for future targeting of agri-environmental schemes and measures.

The Pilot Stage of FES will focus on the roll out of farm level habitat surveys on approximately 6,500 farms.

The Agricultural Consultants Association (ACA) will coordinate the roll out of this survey

The FES advisor training module will commence shortly, and the measure will open to farmers in quarter 1 2022. Farm surveys will be carried out over the spring and summer 2022.

Results and outputs of the pilot survey will be presented to the Department in Q4 of 2022

Lough Derg Canoe Trail

Natura Impact Statement

Combined Map

Individual Maps

Barrow Blueway, Counties Kildare, Laois and Carlow

Natura Impact Statement

Environmental Impact Statement
Proposed Barrow Blueway Co. Kildare, Laois & Carlow
Volume 1: Non-Technical Summary & Environmental Impact

Environmental Impact Statement


Chapter 2: Background

Chapter 3 Project Description

Chapter 4: Human Beings

Chapter 5: Biodiversity

Chapter 6: Soil

Chapter 7: Air, Climate, Noise

Chapter 8: Landscape

Chapter 9: Cultural Heritage

Chapter 10: Material Assets

Chapter 11:

Barrow Reports

Barrow Product Development Study

Barrow Line Ecological Survey

Barrow Navigation Ecological Survey

Market Research on the Barrow​​

Wicklow blanket bog, overview

7130 is the habitat code for blanket bog

No comprehensive mapping of the SAC has been undertaken

Estimate 12.376 Ha of blanket bog in Wicklow Mountains SAC (38% of the area)

Wicklow Mountains SAC (site code 002122): Conservation objectives supporting document – blanket bogs and associated habitats (NPWS, Version 1, July 2017)

Blanket bogs occur throughout the SAC, often in association with other habitats including heath and upland acid grasslands.

Well-developed examples are present at

  • Liffey Head Bog,
  • Castlekelly Bog,
  • Shankill Bog,
  • Cloghoge Bog,
  • Ballynultagh Bog
  • Brockagh Bog.
  • large stretch from Lugnaquilla northwards towards Table Mountain, and stretching east towards Laragh

Liffey Head Bog fire

Forestry Licence Application Viewer

Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine’s Forestry Licence Application Viewer.

The Forestry Licence Viewer (FLV) is an interactive mapping application which displays recent forestry licence information at a Parcel level and a Licence level.

The FLV presents details for the following licence types

  • Afforestation
  • Public Woodlands
  • Forest Roads
  • Private Clearfell and Thinning
  • Coillte Clearfell
  • Coillte Thinning

Each licence type has a dedicated licence layer, which can be turned on or off using the Layers control section of the website.

New applications for forestry licences received from 11th January, 2021 have documentation displayed in the FLV.

Application documentation is visible when the application is advertised and open for public consultation.

Submissions will be available to view when they are received and processed.

Decisions made on applications received from 11th January, 2021 may be viewed in the FLV as they become available, along with any assessments and supporting documentation used to arrive at the decision.

The analytics tab gives top level data on licences / parcels:

Click Top Right on the app to see recent licence applications


How to search across all documents in a licence (generally user needs to open up to 12 separate pdf documents to see all the related paperwork)

How to search/list all licences relevant to a catchment / subcatchment ? eg show all the licences and related referral letters for Graney_010 sub catchment ?

When assessing applications for licences, the Forest Service consults with a number of consultation bodies. How to easily identify whether Forest Service have included the views of the consultation bodies (eg NPWS, IFI or local authorities) or diverged from them ?

How to link the Forestry Licence Application Viewer with related Coillte harvesting plans ?