European Communities (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Agriculture) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 456 of 2011). | Land Portal

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These Regulations provide compliance with the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive 85/337/EEC as amended insofar as it applies to certain categories of on-farm activities. They make provision for a statutory screening and consent system for these activities and also for environmental impact assessment for such development if it is likely to have a significant effect on the environment. The Regulations apply to: (a) restructuring of rural land holdings, (b) commencing to use uncultivated land or semi-natural areas for intensive agriculture, or (c) land drainage works on lands used for agriculture, but only if (a) the area of land exceeds the thresholds set out in Part A of Schedule 1, (b) the activity is likely to have a significant effect on the environment, (c) the activity is likely to have a significant effect on a European site (as defined), (d) the activity is likely to impact adversely on an natural heritage area or a nature area, or (e) the activity is likely to damage a monument. A person shall not carry out an activity or cause or permit another person to carry out an activity, other than in accordance with a screening decision or a consent. The Minister may serve a notice prohibiting all or part of unauthorized work with immediate effect. An EIS required under Regulation 9 shall contain at least the information set out in Schedule 3.

Implements: Council Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment. (1985-06-27)
Amended by: European Communities (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Agriculture) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 142 of 2013). (2013-04-19)
Amended by: European Communities (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Agriculture) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 407 of 2017). (2017-09-19)

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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.

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