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Mission Statement

Our Mission is to pursue sustainable development. 

In pursuing this mission our goals are to:-

  • contribute to national recovery through the timely delivery of our policies and programmes especially in support of job creation;
  • contribute to public service reform;
  • ensure good quality housing in sustainable communities;
  • protect and improve water resources and the quality of drinking water;
  • achieve a high quality environment with effective environmental protection;
  • support and enable democratic and responsive local government;
  • promote and support the development of communities and the community and voluntary sector;
  • ensure that planning and building in our regions and communities contributes to sustainable and balanced development; and
  • monitor, analyse and predict Ireland’s weather and climate.

Our Statement of Strategy 2015 – 2017 sets out the Department’s mission and the strategies we will pursue in order to attain its goals of (1) Managing our Resources and Promoting Sustainable Growth, (2) Supporting Citizens in Safe and Sustainable Communities and (3) Protecting Our Environment. The Strategy is presented in thematic way, aligned with its goals, in order to facilitate a clearer view of how the Department is working to deliver those goals

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