Proposals for the Future of Ireland's Inland Waterways

Proposals for the Future of Ireland's Inland Waterways

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

This consultation document was the first stage in the Council’s process of proposing an integrated policy for Ireland’s inland waterways to Government that incorporates a co-ordinated strategic approach to their future development.

With the changing function of the waterways from commercial navigations to recreational use, the Council sees the need to promote a broad-based approach to the management of this aspect of our heritage resource.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Policy Paper on Agriculture & the National Heritage

Policy Paper on Agriculture & the National Heritage

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity Landscapes /

This document puts forward recommendations relating to the identification, protection, preservation and enhancement of the national heritage in relation to the agricultural industry.

The Heritage Council’s examination of state sector spend on heritage suggests that agriculture as a whole impacts on the entire socio-economic structure of the countryside.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Archaeology & Forestry in Ireland

Archaeology & Forestry in Ireland

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

Recognising the need for policies beneficial to the development of forestry in relation to environmental and man-made heritage, this publication is a review of the existing structures, and includes the author's recommendations towards aiding future policy drafting. 

With the increased interest in and awareness of environmental and heritage issues, it is hoped that this report will make a positive contribution to the progression of sustainable development strategies at all levels in Ireland.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Gina Johnson
Irish Coastal Habitats: A Study of Impacts on Designated Conservation Areas

Irish Coastal Habitats: A Study of Impacts on Designated Conservation Areas

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity Underwater & Maritime Heritage /

Through the publication of this report, the Heritage Council hopes to raise awareness of the issues facing nature conservation in these special areas, and hopes that this report will demonstrate the need for the introduction of effective Coastal Zone Management in Ireland.

This report reviews the threats faced by some of our most important coastal heritage sites, and shows clearly the
enormous task facing statutory authorities in putting in place policies and practices to ensure that there is no further deterioration of the heritage value of these sites.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Jenny Neff MSc. MIEEM