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Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government


Government of Ireland

Subject Keywords: Environment, Water, Natural heritage, Built heritage, Planning, Housing, Local government, Meteorological services, Corporate services
Topic: Fuel Poverty
Fuel Poverty
Chronic Conditions
Type: Contact
Region: Republic of Ireland

The Mission of the department is to pursue sustainable development. In pursuing this mission its mandate is to: - achieve a high quality environment with effective environmental protection; - address climate change; - achieve effective conservation of our natural heritage and biodiversity; - achieve effective conservation of our built heritage; - protect and improve water resources and the quality of drinking water; - ensure that our regions and communities are planned and band built to respect sustainable and balanced regional development; - ensure good quality housing in sustainable communities; - monitor, analyse and predict Ireland's weather and climate; - support and enable democratic and responsive local government. Its Statement of Strategy 2008-2010 sets out the key objectives and strategies that will be pursued by the Department in its core functional areas of environment, water and natural heritage, built heritage and planning, housing, local government, meteorological services and corporate services over the coming three years.



Rights: © Government of Ireland
Suggested citation:

Government of Ireland. (2008) Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 22nd October 2019].


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