These Regulations amend the European Communities (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Agriculture) Regulations 2011 by, among other things: inserting a definition of "environmental impact assessment" and a new definition of "EIS" and Minister; and defining the duties of the Minister in respect of applications for authorization of development and environmental impact assessment. They also substitute Schedule 3 (specifying information to be contained in an Environmental Impact Statement) for the Schedule attached to these Regulations.
Implements: Directive 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment. (2011-12-13)
Amends: European Communities (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Agriculture) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 456 of 2011). (2011-09-08)
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Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600 and 150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. Norman invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than seven centuries of Anglo-Irish struggle marked by fierce rebellions and harsh repressions. The Irish famine of the mid-19th century saw the population of the island drop by one third through starvation and emigration. For more than a century after that the population of the island continued to fall only to begin growing again in the 1960s.