A Review of Research Needs in Irish Archaeology
Following a request from the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, the Heritage Council completed a review of existing practice in 2006-07. The resulting policy publication argued for:
- Increased public participation and enjoyment of Ireland’s archaeological heritage.
- Ensuring that the highest standards of quality are consistently achieved by all forms of archaeological research in Ireland and that the results are disseminated to a wide audience.
- A greater emphasis for appropriate development-related work to be undertaken within an agreed research framework.
- The publication of results, a key requirement in the regulation of archaeological work.
- Significant increase in the numbers of people across the profession with advanced qualifications in archaeology.