These Regulations give further effect in Irish law to Article 3 of Directive No. 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, They amend Part 2 of Schedule 5 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 to include all deep drilling within the scope of the Annex to the Directive. This Schedule sets out the developments/activities that may require environmental impact assessment in relation to consents under the Planning and Development Act 2000. The Regulations also amend section 172 of the Planning and Development Act 2000. That section concerns requirements for environmental impact assessments to be carried out by the planning authority.
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: Planning and Development Act, 2000 (Act No. 30 of 2000). (2000-08-28)
Amends: Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 (S.I. No. 600 of 2001). (2001-12-19)
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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.