Access to Information on Environment

You are entitled to request access to information on the environment that is held by Limerick City and County Council. This right comes from Directive 2003/4/EC of the European Parliament, and the Access to Information on the Environment Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 133 of 2007).

How to Request Environmental Information

  • To submit a request, write us a letter that outlines the type of information you want
  • Send your letter to Jennifer Withero, AIE Officer, Chief Executive's Office, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant's Quay, Limerick V94 EH90
  • When writing your letter make sure to state that you are seeking access to information under 'Access to Information on the Environment Regulations 2007'

We will reply to you no later than one month after your application.

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Categories of Information you can Access

The Directive covers information held in written, visual, aural, electronic or any other material form. There are six categories of information within this Directive:

  1. The state of the elements of the environment, e.g. air, water, soil, land, landscape, biological diversity.
  2. Factors affecting, or likely to affect, the elements of the environment, e.g. energy, noise, radiation, waste, other releases into the environment.
  3. Measures designed to protect the elements of the environment, e.g. policies, legislation, plans, programmes, environmental agreements.
  4. Reports on the implementation of environmental legislation.
  5. Analyses and assumptions used within the framework of measures designed to protect the environment.
  6. The state of human health and safety, the food chain, cultural sites and built structures in as much as they may be affected by the elements of the environment.

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Right of Appeal

If a request is refused wholly or partially an internal review may be sought no later than one month after the date of notification of the original decision. To request an internal review, write to Mr. James Clune, A/Senior Executive Officer, Corporate Services Department, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant's Quay, Limerick V94 EH90.

There is a further right of appeal to the Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Information, 18 Lower Lesson St, Dublin 2 or visit

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Contact Information

Jennifer Withero
AIE Officer
Chief Executive's Office
Limerick City and County Council
Merchant's Quay
Limerick V94 EH90

Phone: +353 61 557040


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