Environmental Issues

Noise Action Plan

Noise Control

Councils prepare Noise Action Plans to address environmental noise in their areas. Citizens can have input into these plans through consultation.  

Please see Noise Action Plan for Dublin Airport 2019 - 2023 below:

Noise Action Plan for Dublin Airport 2019-2023

Dublin Airport Noise Action Plan SEA Consideration

NAP for Dublin Airport Information for Screening for Appropriate Assessment


The Aircraft Noise Competent Authority monitors, and regulates where necessary, for the management of aircraft noise in the communities around Dublin Airport. To find out more about their work visit https://www.fingal.ie/aircraftnoiseca

EU Directive 2002/49/EC, which was transposed into Irish law through the European Communities (Environmental Noise) Regulations 2018 to 2021, requires the local authorities within the Dublin agglomeration (Dublin City Council, Fingal, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, South Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare County Councils) to produce Strategic Noise Maps and Noise Action Plans every five years. These maps shall apply to environmental noise created by road traffic, rail traffic, air traffic and from sites of industrial activity.  Fingal County Council intend to prepare a separate Noise Action Plan for Dublin Airport.


The main maps of interest are all roads for Lden and Lnight.  Lden is  a 24 hr measure of noise with a 5 and 10 dB weighting for evening and night noise respectively.


To view the current Strategic Noise Map for Fingal please click here to open the map viewer.

Please note that this is a very large dataset and may take a few moments to load.


Further information on the Environmental noise planning is available here Noise mapping and action plans | Environmental Protection Agency (epa.ie)