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:
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 www.fingal.ie/aircraftnoiseca
The complete ‘Dublin Environmental Noise Action Plan December 2018 – July 2023 can be viewed below:
- Volume 1 relates to Dublin City Council
- Volume 2 relates to Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council
- Volume 3 relates to Fingal County Council
- Volume 4 relates to South Dublin County Council.
A summary of the Noise Action Plan can be found here.
For further information visit https://www.dublincity.ie/residential/environment/air-quality-monitoring-and-noise-control-unit/dublin-city-noise-maps/dublin-city-dublin-agglomeration-strategic-noise-maps
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.
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)