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Storm Isha update – National Parks and Nature Reserves

NPWS staff are patrolling and monitoring activity in in National Parks and Nature Reserves around the country in the wake of Storm Isha. There are reports of some National Parks and Nature Reserves affected by power outages, fallen trees and debris. Trails may be closed as staff clear affected areas. Members of the public are

Establishment of new National Park

Ministers O’Brien & Noonan confirm agreement to purchase Dowth Hall demesne, Co Meath and establishment of a new National Park Noting it as a once-in-a-generation opportunity, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O Brien, TD, today confirmed the State’s purchase of the World Heritage lands of Dowth Hall and demesne, including Netterville, in

First Strategic Plan for the National Parks and Wildlife Service emphasises leadership role in nature protection

Date Released: Thursday, June 22, 2023 Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD, has today welcomed the publication of the National Parks and Wildlife Service Strategic Plan 2023-2025. The document sets out NPWS’s role as an executive agency within the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, with primary responsibility for nature