Preparation of an Environmental Noise Action Plan for the Agglomeration of Dublin

Closed 17 Dec 2018

Opened 7 Nov 2018


Dublin City Council, Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council, Fingal County Council and South Dublin County Council intend to prepare jointly an ‘Environmental Noise Action Plan’ for the Dublin Agglomeration.

This strategic plan will cover environmental noise from traffic and rail and excludes aircraft noise and noise from domestic activities, noise created by neighbours, noise at work places or noise inside means of transport or due to military activities in military areas.

The main purpose of the Noise Action Plan is to: -

  • Inform and consult the public about noise exposure, its effects, and the measures which may be considered to address noise problems.
  • Address strategic noise issues by requiring competent authorities to draw up action plans to manage noise issues and their effects.
  • To reduce noise where possible and maintain environmental acoustic quality where it is good.

The Noise Action Plan will cover the period from December 2018 to November 2023.

Why We Are Consulting

The Council is seeking comments and observations from the public to help inform the Dublin Agglomeration Environmental Noise Action Plan and amend if necessary. Information on noise maps, reports and population exposure statistics can be found on each of the four Local Authority’s websites:

  1. Dublin City Council-
  2. South Dublin County Council-
  3. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council-
  4. Fingal County Council-  

A draft of the proposed Environmental Noise Action Plan in paper format is also available for inspection at each Council Main office, during normal office hours.

  • County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire.
  • Dundrum Area Office, Dundrum Main Street.

Submissions and observations can also be made in writing to –

Senior Engineer,

Traffic & Road Safety  Section,

Municipal Services Department,

Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council,

County Hall,

Marine Road,

Dún Laoghaire,

County Dublin.

or via e-mail to or by logging onto 

Submissions and observations should be clearly marked ‘Dublin Noise Action Plan 2018'.

All written representations shall be made by in writing or by e-mail up to 4.00pm on Monday, December 17th, 2018, or midnight on December 17th 2018 if submitted though the online facility.  Submissions should be in ONE medium only and include the full name and address of the person making the submission, details of organisation, community group or company represented where relevant and clearly marked "Dublin Noise Action Plan". In the interests of data protection interested parties are asked not to include any other personal information when making submissions.

Only submissions received by Monday 17th December 2018 and addressed as set out above, will be considered. Submissions cannot be accepted in any other format or to any other postal address. It should be noted that the Freedom of Information Act applies to all records held by the four Dublin Local Authorities.

What Happens Next

Further to this Public Consultation, a report will be brought back to the Dún Laoghaire and Dundrum Area Committee meetings in early 2019 and a final Environmental Noise Action Plan’ for the Dublin Agglomeration with be brought to a County Council meeting


  • All Areas


  • All residents


  • Traffic Management