As a statutory body, Geological Survey Ireland responds to calls for information and comments on Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA), Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIAR), Planning Applications, and County Development Plans, particularly in relation to roads, wind and solar farms, and quarries, or if a potential development would adversely affect a site of geological importance or groundwater source. We have developed guidelines for local authorities and consultants for the planning of relevant developments.
The publicly available data referenced/presented here, should in no way be construed as Geological Survey Ireland support for or objection to a proposed development or plan. The data is made freely available to all and can be used as independent scientific data in assessments, plans or policies. It should be noted that in many cases this data is a baseline or starting point for further site specific assessments.