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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 2011-2014 sets out the key objectives and strategies that will be pursued by the Department in its core functional areas of environment, community, planning, housing, local government, meteorological services and corporate services over the coming three years. 

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