public consultation

  • Eirgird is encouraging people to have their say during the final days of public consultation on the North Connacht 110 KV power project.

    The new electricity development will run from Ballina to Ballaghadereen, and a number of possible overhead line and underground cable routes are currently being evaluated.

    Members of the public in Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo have until Friday week, 11th December, to submit feedback online at


  • A public consultation process has now opened into the River Deel drainage scheme in Crossmolina.

    Following devastating flooding in the town in 2015 and 2016, plans were developed for a bypass channel for the River Deel, and the OPW has recently submitted the scheme to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

    Before the Minister can give formal confirmation for the scheme to proceed, an Environmental Impact Assessment Report requires a public consultation process, which has now opened.

    Mayo FG Deputy Michael Ring says people can make submissions until 11th January.

  • The Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the Department of Planning and Local Government, has today announced the commencement of public consultation on the conditions contained in Irelands Nitrates Derogation.
    The derogation is an important facility for more intensive farming.

    A jointly chaired Expert Review Group has been convened to consider all submissions received during public consultation and will present its findings to both Ministers. 

     A copy of the consultation document is available on the Departments website at


    The closing date for receipt of responses is 10 May 2019.


    Completed submissions can be sent by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to Derogation Review, Nitrates Biodiversity and Engineering, Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, Johnstown Castle, Co Wexford Y35 PN52. There is also a helpline in relation to the review at 053-9163444

  • At a recent public meeting online to discuss the route options being considered for the next phase of the Galway to Athlone Greenway, hosted by Minister Anne Rabbitte, the capacity limit of 100 was reached.

    Representatives from Galway County Council, RPS Design Consultants and the IFA made presentations, with the IFA voicing the concerns of farmers and landowners along the route and how it may impact on them. The presentations were followed by a questions and answers session.

    Minister Rabbitte said, “At a time when public meetings in local halls can’t happen, it was great to see the capacity limit maxed out on Zoom, with even more people queueing to get access to the meeting. It’s indicative of the appetite for such a project to become reality in the years ahead.

    There will be different views on which route people prefer and I strongly encourage people to submit feedback on which route should be chosen. People need to have their say”.

    The Public consultation runs until March 1st, 2021.

     A Virtual Consultation Room has been set up online, where you will also find a feedback form you can submit via the website.

    If you wish to speak to the project team, you can call (091) 509267 and the team will do their best to facilitate you.

    You can also provide feedback by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..