Statutory Notices

​​​​​​We publish notices in local newspapers to inform the public where a Prospecting Licence is about to be granted or renewed.  These notices also include appropriate assessment determinations made in relation to the environmental effect of the activity. You can make submissions or objections within 30 days from publication of the notice.  A notice or a file reference may contain one or multiple Prospecting Licence Areas (PLA).

*If you are contacting us regarding a notice, please quote the file reference. 

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Current Prospecting Licence Notices

DateNewspaper AdvertFile Reference*

PLA Maps and Townland lists

​End Date​Status
​28th March 2020Meath Chronicle​M.A. 59/3 C1​PLA 1324​27th April 2020​Open for Submissions
​26th March 2020​Limerick Leader​M.A. 15/37C1PLA2530​25th April 2020​Open for Submissions
​28 February 2020Clare Champion​M.A. 246/4​PLA 3679​27 March 2020​Open for Submissions
​19 December 2019Northern Standard​M. A. 305/9PLA 4485​18 January 2020​Open for Submissions
​19 December 2019Meath Chronicle/Northern Standard/Drogheda Independent​​M. A. 305/6PLAs 1174R, 2021, 3609, 3730, 3731, 3732, 3819, 3825, 4257, 4484 and 4486​18 January 2020​Open for Submissions
​04 December 2019Anglo Celt​M. A. 333/6​PLA 1142​03 January 2020​Open for Submissions
​28 November 2019Limerick Leader/Tipperary Star​M. A. 15/30​28 December 2019​Submissions under Consideration
​26 October 2019Meath Chronicle​M. A. 30/56C2​25 November 2019​Decision - Prospecting Licence renewed
​26 October 2019Southern Star​M. A. 305/8​25 November 2019​Decision - Prospecting Licence renewed
26 October 2019​Southern Star​M. A. 305/5​25 November 2019Decision - Prospecting Licence renewed
​29 August 2019​Southern Star​M. A. 305/3​28 September 2019Decision - Prospecting Licences renewed
​29 August 2019​Southern Star​M. A. 305/2 and M. A. 305/4​28 September 2019Decision - Prospecting Licences renewed
​15 August 2019​Limerick Leader ​M. A. 222/23​14 September 2019Decision - Prospecting Licence renewed
​25 Iúil 2019Connacht Tribune (Gaeilge)​M. A. 312/1​24 Lúnasa 2019Aighneachtaí á mbreithniú
​25 July 2019Connacht Tribune (English)​M. A. 312/1​24 August 2019Submissions under Consideration
​24 July 2019Sligo Champion​M. A. 310/1 and M. A. 310/4​23 August 2019​​Decision - Prospecting Licences renewed
​18 July 2019​Northern Standard​M. A. 217/21​17 August 2019​Decision - Prospecting Licences granted
​10 July 2019Wicklow People​M. A. 338/1​09 August 2019​Submissions under Consideration
​19 June 2019​Wicklow People​M. A. 284/2​19 July 2019 Submissions under Consideration
​18 June 2019​Leinster Express​M. A. 320/6​18 July 2019​Submissions under Consideration
​18 June 2019Leinster Express and Leinster Leader ​M. A. 320/5​18 July 2019​Submissions under Consideration
​15 June 2019Offaly Independent​M. A. 320/4​15 July 2019​Submissions under Consideration
​06 Meitheamh 2019​Connacht Tribune (Gaeilge)​M. A. 258/3​06 Iúil 2019Cinneadh - Níor deonaíodh Ceadúnas Sirtheoireachta
​06 June 2019Connacht Tribune (English)​M. A. 258/306 July 2019​Decision - Prospecting Licence not granted
​04 June 2019Leinster Leader​M. A. 324/2​05 July 2019​Decision - Prospecting Licence granted
​16 Bealtaine 2019​Donegal Democrat (Gaeilge)​M. A. 333/4Iarratas Tarraingthe Siar - Fógra Faisnéise Poiblí Iúil 2019
​16 May 2019​Donegal Democrat (English)​M. A. 333/4​Application Withdrawn - Public Information Notice July 2019