Feasta recently completed a research project for the Irish Environmental Protection Agency to assess the adequacy of the Environmental Impact Statements prepared for major road projects in the past and to devise a better assessment system for future projects from a complete sustainability perspective.
List of Reports
Healy, D., Leyden, K., Douthwaite, R., Lumley, I., Gibbons, M., Murray, A., Farrell, K., Guckian, B., Sweeney, O., Johnson, P.,
Sirr, L., Ewing, M., Lowes, T., Searson, K.
We would like to gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the following: Tadhg O’Mahony, Kevin Woods and Brian Donlon (EPA), John O’Neill, DoEHLG, Hugh Creegan, Michael Egan, Vincent O’Malley and Christian Nea (NRA), Rob Verheem, (Commissie voor de milieueffectrapportage), Mary Twomey, (Forfás), Emer Ó Siochrú, Enid O’Dowd and Clare Taylor (FEASTA)
Synthesis Report: Sustainable Development Evaluation of Road
Infrastructure Programmes and Projects (PDF document, 595 K)
David Healy et al.
Section 1 & 2: Assessment of EIA Process on Roads in Ireland: Integrated Report (PDF document, 764 K)
David Healy et al.
Section 3: A Sustainability Assessment Process for Road-building and Other Development in Ireland (PDF document, 1.1 MB)
Prof. Kevin Leyden et al.
Section 4: Road Transport Volumes in the Future (PDF document, 580 K)
Evaluation of the Assessment of the Impacts of Road Projects on Biodiversity (PDF document, 296 K)
Environmental Impact Assessment and Transport Policy (PDF document, 572 K)
Handling of Air and Climate Issues in Road Infrastructure EIA in Ireland (PDF document, 464 K)
EIA Directive Compliance and National Road Plans in Ireland (PDF document, 1.2 MB)
Handling of Traffic Modelling Issues in Road Infrastructure EIA in Ireland (PDF document, 4.3 MB)
Dr. Kevin Farrell
Evaluating the Social and Community Impacts of the Outer Ring Road:
An Examination of the EIS Report and additional documents (PDF document, 4.3 MB)
Prof. Kevin Leyden
Read Key Conclusions and Recommendations
Environmental Impact Assessment, Sustainability and Archaeology (PDF document, 460 K)
The Economic Content of Environmental Impact Statements for Irish Road Projects (PDF document, 244 K)
The Treatment of Material Assets (Property) in Environmental Impact Statements in Ireland (PDF document, 460 K)
A Study of the Hydrological Sustainability of the Roads Programme in Ireland (PDF document, 12.9 MB)
Orla Sweeney, Dr. Paul Johnston
Sustainability Assessment and Transport Policy (PDF document, 608 K)
Evaluation of handling of Air and Climate issues at the policy/programme level of road infrastructure investment. (PDF document, 464 K)
Assessment of Processes for National Roads Programme (PDF document, 220 K)
Sustainability Assessment of Land Use and Transport Planning in Ireland (PDF document, 268 K)
Handling of Air and Climate issues in Road
infrastructure EIA in Ireland (PDF document, 11.5 MB)
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