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Title of Licence /PermitPurposeRelevant Link to online information on Licence/PermitSection/Agency/Body which issues Licence/Permit
Abnormal Loads

Any operator who wants to transport a vehicle or load that falls outside of the limits allowed by the Road Traffic (Construction Equipment & Use of Vehicles) Regulations 2003, S.I. 5 of 2003 must obtain a permit for its movement.

Road Safety Authority

Applications processed by local authorities- please see list here.
Access Control (Installation & Maintenance)

Licence issued to a contractor to legally provide a security service. 

The Private Security Authority

The Private Security Authority 
Davis Street
Tipperary Town
Co. Tipperary
E34 PY91
Tel: Local Numbers
Email: licensing@psa.gov.ie
ADI Trainer

Recognition of approval as an RSA approved ADI training body

ADI Trainer

Driver Education Section
Road Safety Authority
Primrose Hill
Dublin Road
Ballina
Co Mayo
E-mail: adi@rsa.ie

Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officer (AFISO)

Issued to permit an individual to provide flight information to aircraft. 

Irish Aviation Authority

Personnel Licensing Office
The Times Building, 11 - 12 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 603 1407
Email: licensing@iaa.ie

Aerodrome Licence

Allows the sale of alcohol for consumption on or off the licensed premises in an airport. Sales can only be made to passengers arriving or departing on flights of at least 80km with an authorised air transport service.

Revenue.ie- Aerodrome Licence

Revenue Commissioners National Excise Licence Office.
Email: exciselicences@revenue.ie
Afforestation and Roads Consents

Assessment of applications for consent to afforest or construct forest roads. 

Agriculture.gov.ie- Forest Service

Approvals Section,
Forestry Division
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Johnstown Castle,
Wexford
Tel: +353 1 607 2000
Email: forestryappenq@agriculture.gov.ie

Air Carrier Operating Licence

Licence holders are permitted to engage in the carriage by air of passengers, mail and or cargo for remuneration or hire 

Aviationreg.ie- Airline Licensing 

Commission for Aviation Regulation
3rd Floor, Alexandra House,
Earlsfort Terrace,
Dublin 2, D02 W773
Tel: +353 1 661 1700
Email: info@aviationreg.ie

Air Traffic Controller Licence
(ATC)

Issued to permit an individual to control air traffic movements 

Irish Aviation Authority

Personnel Licensing Office
The Times Building, 11 - 12 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 603 1407
Email: licensing@iaa.ie

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence
(AME)

Issued to permit an individual to certify for maintenance work performed on certain aircraft or to permit an approved organisation to authorise such individuals to release aircraft to service following maintenance 

Irish Aviation Authority

Regulatory Performance & Personnel Licensing Department
Irish Aviation Authority
Contact: J. Bernard
Email: john.bernard@iaa.ie
Tel: +353 1 603 1166

Air Transport Pilot Licence
(ATPL)

Issued to permit a pilot to operate in a commercial capacity 

Irish Aviation Authority

Personnel Licensing Office
The Times Building, 11 - 12 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 603 1407
Email: licensing@iaa.ie

Alter an Archaeological Object Licence

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht may grant a licence to alter an archaeological object in accordance with the provisions of Section 25 of the National Monuments Act, 1930, as amended by Section 20 of the National Monuments Amendment, 1994.

Archaeology.ie - Licences

Licensing Section
Irish Antiquities Division
National Museum of Ireland
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 677 7444
Email : licensing@museum.ie

Amusement Machine Annual Licence

Or

Amusement Machine High Season Licence

Authorises the holder to offer the use of an Amusement Machine. The definition of which includes all of the following: it is constructed or adapted for playing of a game, the player pays to play the machine whether by insertion of a coin, token or any other way, the outcome of the game is determined by the action of the machine whether or not provision is made for manipulation of the machine by the player and it affords the player: no more than an opportunity to play again or the opportunity to obtain a non-monetary prize which, if available for purchase, would not normally exceed €7 in value.

Revenue- Amusement Licences

Revenue Commissioners National Excise Licence Office,
Email: exciselicences@revenue.ie 

Amusement Machine Permit

(Annual or high season licence)

Permits the placement of amusement machines at an amusement hall, or funfair with locations specified on application. 

Revenue - Amusement Licences

Revenue Commissioners National Excise Licence Office,
Email: exciselicences@revenue.ie

Angling Licence

Anglers are legally required to be in possession of a licence when fishing for salmon or sea trout. Licences can be purchased from a number of sources, including fishing tackle shops, IFI offices and some fisheries.

Fishing in Ireland

Follow the link for your local Inland Fisheries Ireland office

Animals- Approval of Collection Centres

Regulation of animal by-product collection centres.

The register of approved and registered establishments is available on the DAFM website

Agriculture.gov.ie - ABP

Application forms are available on request from the section.

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Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Milk and Meat Hygiene/ABP/TSE Division, Grattan House, Grattan Business Centre, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Tel: +353 57 867 4400
Email: AnimalByProducts@agriculture.gov.ie

Animals

Licence to allow a person to breed, reproduce, release or disperse certain non-native animals 

Regulation 49 of the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 and the Third Schedule to the Regulations.

To comply with EU and National Legislation.

No form currently available. Application should be made in writing directly to Wildlife Licensing Unit.

National Parks and Wildlife Service
Wildlife Licensing Unit,
Email: wildlifelicence@ahg.gov.ie

Animal Remedies Internet Licence

To authorise retail sale of animal remedies via the internet as required under Regulation 36 of SI 786 of 2007

Agricultural.gov.ie

ERAD (Veterinary Medicines),
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Backweston Campus,
Celbridge,
Co. Kildare
Tel: +353 1 607 2000

Animal Remedies- Licence to import an animal remedy in ‘Certain Health Situations’ 

To authorise the importation of an animal remedy authorised in another Member State for use in accordance with Regulation 16(1)(a) of the European Communities (Animal Remedies) (No.2) Regulations 2007. (SI 786 of 2007 refers) 

Agriculture.gov.ie

ERAD (Veterinary Medicines),
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Backweston Campus,
Celbridge,
Co. Kildare
Tel: +353 1 607 2000

Animal Remedies- Licence to import, possess, sell or supply an animal remedy. 

To authorise the importation etc. of an animal remedy for the purpose of administration to animals in the course of a test or trial – in accordance with Regulations 17 of SI 786 of 2007 

No form required as the application is made by letter in conjunction with submission of dossier under Regulation 19 for a research licence. See below 
http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2007/si/786/made/en/print 

ERAD (Veterinary Medicines),
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Backweston Campus,
Celbridge,
Co. Kildare
Tel: +353 1 607 2000

Animal Remedies Mail Order Licence

To authorise a premises selling animal remedies by Mail Order as required under Regulation 36 of SI 786 of 2007

Agricultural.gov.ie

ERAD (Veterinary Medicines),
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Backweston Campus,
Celbridge,
Co. Kildare
Tel: +353 1 607 2000

Animal Remedies Merchant’s Licence

To authorise a premises selling animal remedies by retail as provided under Regulation 31 of SI 786 of 2007 

Agriculture.gov.ie

ERAD (Veterinary Medicines),
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Backweston Campus,
Celbridge,
Co. Kildare
Tel: +353 1 607 2000

Animal Remedies Registration of CAM sellers

Registration of sellers of Companion Animal Remedies as required under Regulation 33 of SI 786 of 2007 

Agriculture.gov.ie

ERAD (Veterinary Medicines),
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Backweston Campus,
Celbridge,
Co. Kildare
Tel: +353 1 607 2000

Animal remedies on Animals Research Licence

To authorise the administration of an animal remedy to an animal/s for the purpose of tests and trials in accordance with Regulation 19 of SI 786 of 2007

Agriculture.gov.ie

ERAD (Veterinary Medicines),
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Backweston Campus,
Celbridge,
Co. Kildare
Tel: +353 1 607 2000

Animal Remedies Solicit Order Licence

To authorise a person calling to farms to solicit orders for animal remedies as required under Regulation 36 of SI 786 of 2007 

Agriculture.gov.ie

ERAD (Veterinary Medicines),
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Backweston Campus,
Celbridge,
Co. Kildare
Tel: +353 1 607 2000

Animal Remedies Wholesaler’s Licence

To authorise a premises selling animal remedies by wholesale as required under Regulation 30 of SI 786 of 2007 

Agriculture.gov.ie

ERAD (Veterinary Medicines),
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Backweston Campus,
Celbridge,
Co. Kildare
Tel: +353 1 607 2000

Approval of Collection Centres

Regulation of animal by-product collection centres 

The register of approved and registered establishments is available on the DAFM website

Agriculture.gov.ie


Application forms are available on request from the section.

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Milk and Meat Hygiene/ABP/TSE Division, Grattan House, Grattan Business Centre, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Tel: +353 57 867 4400
Email: AnimalByProducts@agriculture.gov.ie 

Approval of Equine Semen Collection Centres

Approval to operate a semen collection centre for the equine species 

Agriculture.gov.ie- Livestock Forms

Livestock Breeding, Production & Trade,
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Government Buildings,
Farnham Street,
Cavan
Tel: +353 49 436 8293

Approval of Equine Studbooks

Approval to maintain a studbook for the equine breeds 

Agriculture.gov.ie- Stud-book Approval

Livestock Breeding, Production & Trade,
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Government Buildings,
Farnham Street,
Cavan
Tel: +353 49 436 8293 

Approval of establishment or plants carrying out intermediate activities and plants storing animal by-products (Article 24 (1) (h) & (i) of Regulation (EC) No. 1069/2009

Regulation of animal by-product establishments and plants 

The register of approved and registered establishments is available on the DAFM website,

Agriculture.gov.ie


Application forms are available on request from the section.

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Milk and Meat Hygiene/ABP/TSE Division, Grattan House, Grattan Business Centre, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Tel: +353 57 867 4400
Email: AnimalByProducts@agriculture.gov.ie 

Approval of establishments or plants for the storage of derived products (Article 24(1)(j) of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009

Regulation of animal by-product establishments and plants 

The register of approved and registered establishments is available on the DAFM website,

Agriculture.gov.ie

Application forms are available on request from the section.

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Milk and Meat Hygiene/ABP/TSE Division, Grattan House, Grattan Business Centre, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Tel: +353 57 867 4400
Email: AnimalByProducts@agriculture.gov.ie 

Approval of Flockbooks

Approval to maintain a flockbook for the ovine breeds 

Agriculture.gov.ie- Sheep Breeding

Livestock Breeding, Production & Trade,
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Government Buildings,
Farnham Street,
Cavan
Tel: +353 49 436 8293 

Approval of Incineration
/CoIncineration
/Combustion Plants (Article 24(1)(b),(c) and (d) of Regulation (EC) No. 1069/2009

Regulation of Incineration /CoIncineration /Combustion Plants 

The register of approved and registered establishments is available on the DAFM website


Agriculture.gov.ie- ABP Processing Operations


Application forms are available on request from the section. 

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Milk and Meat Hygiene/ABP/TSE Division, Grattan House, Grattan Business Centre, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Tel: +353 57 867 4400 
Email: AnimalByProducts@agriculture.gov.ie 

Approval of Ovine Semen Collection Centres

Approval to operate a semen collection centre for the ovine species 

Agriculture.gov.ie- Livestock Forms

Livestock Breeding, Production & Trade,
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Government Buildings,
Farnham Street,
Cavan
Tel: +353 49 436 8293

Approval of Petfood Plants (Article 24(1)(e) of Regulation (EC) No. 1069/2009

Regulation of petfood plants 

The register of approved and registered establishments is available on the DAFM website

Agriculture.gov.ie- ABP Processing Operations


Application form is available on request from the section. 

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Milk and Meat Hygiene/ABP/TSE Division, Grattan House, Grattan Business Centre, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Tel: +353 57 867 4400
Email: AnimalByProducts@agriculture.gov.ie 

Approval of Porcine Herdbooks

Approval to maintain a herdbook for the porcine breeds 

Agriculture.gov.ie- Pig Breeding

Meat and Milk Policy Division, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Tel: +353 1 607 2735.

Approval of Porcine Semen collection centres

Approval to operate a semen collection centre for the porcine species 

Agriculture.gov.ie- Livestock Forms

Livestock Breeding, Production & Trade,
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Government Buildings,
Farnham Street,
Cavan
Tel: +353 49 436 8293

Approval Oleo-Chemical Plants

Regulation of oleo-chemical plants 

The register of approved and registered establishments is available on the DAFM website

Agriculture.gov.ie- ABP Processing Operations

Application form is available on request from the section.

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Milk and Meat Hygiene/ABP/TSE Division, Grattan House, Grattan Business Centre, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Tel: +353 57 867 4400
Email: AnimalByProducts@agriculture.gov.ie 

Aquaculture Licence

Aquaculture 

Agriculture.gov.ie- Aquaculture

Aquaculture Licensing Section
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
National Seafood Centre
Clonakilty
Co. Cork

Tel: +353 23 885 9500
Aquaculturelicensing@agriculture.gov.ie

Archaeological Excavation Licence:
Section 26 of the National Monuments Act 1930

Requires that excavations for archaeological purposes must be carried out by archaeologists acting under an excavation licence.

An online application system for licences, consents and directions is under development with a view to be available through the website: Archaeology.ie

National Monuments Service (Custom House (G50),
Dublin, D01 W6X0
Tel: +353 1 631 3913
Email at licensingsection@chg.gov.ie

Archaeological Object- Export Licence

Licences to export such objects within the EU are considered having regard to the provisions of Sections 49 and 50 of the National Cultural Institutions Act, 1997. These sections set out the conditions which apply to the export of archaeological objects and the provisions which apply in relation to the issuing of such licences. 

Archaeology.ie - Export Licence

Licencing Section
Irish Antiquities Division
National Museum of Ireland
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 677 7444
Email : licensing@museum.ie

Architect- Registration

Persons wishing to use the title of "Architect" in Ireland are required to complete a registration process.

The purpose of the authorisation scheme is a consumer protection measure, by ensuring that persons using the title of "Architect" have recognised and adequate qualifications.
The process is set out in Part 3 of the Building Control Act 2007 (Number 21 of 2007). This legislation was implemented on 1 May 2008 by the Building Control Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 50 of 2008). Both the Act and the Commencement Order can be found on www.irishstatutebook.ie.

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland

RIAI, 8 Merrion Square,
Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 676 1703
email: info@riai.ie

Asbestos Notifications

Based on a written risk assessment, where the planned asbestos related work activity will expose or could expose workers to a concentration of asbestos fibres in air in excess of the exposure limit value (i.e. 0.1 fibres / cm3), an employer must submit a written notification to the Health and Safety Authority, 14 days before commencing any work.

The Health & Safety Authority 

Health and Safety Authority,
Occupational Hygiene Unit,
Metropolitan Building,
James Joyce Street,
Dublin 1

Email: asbestos.notif@hsa.ie

Authorisation for Intra- Community Transfer of Explosives (except ammunition)

To allow transfers of explosives between Member States of the EU under S.I. 115 of 1995 (Placing on the Market and Supervision of Explosives for Civil Uses. 

Justice.ie

Crime 4 Division
(Firearms and Explosives),
Dept of Justice and Equality,
94 St. Stephen’s Green,
Dublin 2.
(From outside Ireland)
Tel: +353 1 602 8357
Email: firearms_inbox@justice.ie 

Authorisation to Construct Electric Interconnector

Construction of an electricity interconnector 

Commission for Energy Regulation

Commission for Regulation of Utilities,
The Grain House,
The Exchange,
Belgard Square North,
Dublin 24, D24 PXW0
Tel: +353 1 400 0800
info@cru.ie

Authorisation to Construct or Reconstruct a Generating Station

Construction of a power generation projects 

Commission for Energy Regulation

Commission for Regulation of Utilities,
The Grain House,
The Exchange,
Belgard Square North,
Dublin 24, D24 PXW0
Tel: +353 1 400 0800
info@cru.ie

Auto Fuel Trader's Licence

Section 101, Finance Act 1999 requires all mineral traders who produce, sell, deliver or deal in, on any premises, Mineral oil (i.e. hydrocarbon oil, liquefied petroleum gas and substitute fuel) for use as a propellant to take out a mineral oil traders licence annually in respect of each such premises. 

Revenue.ie- Mineral Oil/ Auto Fuel

Revenue Commissioners National Excise Licence Office,
Email: exciselicences@revenue.ie