Landslides occur all over the world and can cause major and destruction and loss of life in extreme circumstances. Ireland is fortunate not to be in an extreme high risk to major geohazards. Indeed, in comparison to many other countries, Ireland may be regarded as a benign environment in terms of landslide hazard.
However, terrain and climate in Ireland result in landslides occurring mainly in areas with steep slopes where rock meets the surface and peat covers the terrain.
Information about landslides in Ireland.