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Title of Licence /PermitPurposeRelevant Link to online information on Licence/PermitSection/Agency/Body which issues Licence/Permit
Falconry - Licence to Possess Birds of Prey

These licences are issued for Possession, Falconry & Taking

To comply with EU and National Legislation
Section 41 of the Wildlife Act, 1976 (as amended)

National Parks & Wildlife Service - Falconry

Wildlife Licensing Unit,
National Parks and Wildlife Service,
Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht,
7 Ely Place,
Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 888 3242
Email: wildlifelicence@ahg.gov.ie

Farm Plastics Compliance Scheme

A corporate body may apply to the Minister for approval to act as a compliance scheme.
The process is set out in S.I. No. 341 of 2001, Waste Management (Farm Plastics) Regulations 2001. The Regulations are available on www.irishstatutebook.ie

Farmplastics.ie- Regulations

IFFPG
Waverly Office Park
Old Naas Road
Dublin 12 HD6F

Tel: +353 1 408 9966

Email: info@farmplastics.ie

Felling Licence

To authorise the felling of a tree under the Forestry Act, 1946.

Agriculture.gov.ie -Tree Felling

Felling Section/ Forest Service,
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Johnstown Castle,
Wexford
Tel: +353 53 916 0200

Email: felling.forestservice@agriculture.gov.ie

Field Service Licence

To authorise AI companies to practice the artificial insemination of cattle and provide an artificial insemination service

Agriculture.gov.ie- Livestock Forms

Livestock Breeding Production & Trade Section
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Government Buildings
Farnham Street
Cavan.

Tel: +353 49 436 1486

Firearms for Civilian Use- Export Licence

Control of exports of firearms under Regulation 258 of 2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council

dbei.gov.ie - Export Licences

Licensing Unit, Department of Business, Enterprise, and Innovation
Email: exportcontrol@dbei.ie

Fire Safety Certificate

Persons wishing to carry out works or material changes of use to certain buildings are required to obtain a Fire Safety Certificate (or a Revised Fire Safety Certificate) in advance of the commencement of the proposed works or change of use.

Housing.gov.ie- Building Standards

Applications are made to individual building control authorities. Information of the Building Control Regulations 1997 – 2014 is available from:
Building Standards
Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government,
Custom House,
Dublin 1,
Ireland.
Tel: +353 1 888 2000
Email: buildingstandards@environ.ie
Web: www.environ.ie

Fireworks Licencing

- Licences issued to import less hazardous fireworks such as party poppers, sparklers etc.

- Licences issued to professional fireworks operators to stage fireworks displays at events such as weddings, festivals etc.

Justice.ie - Fireworks

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

Fishery Harbour Centres
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Activity Licences

Licences to carry out activities in the six fishery harbour centres in Howth, Dunmore East, Killybegs, Dingle, Ros an Mhíl and Castletownbere

Agriculture.gov.ie - Fishery Harbour Centre

Sea Fisheries Administration Division, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
National Seafood Centre,
Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Tel: +353 23 885 9500

Fishing- Angling Licence

Licence to fish

Loughs Agency

Foyle Carlingford Irish Lights Commission
HQ Contact details:
Loughs Agency / Ghníomhaireacht na Lochanna /Factrie fur Loughs 22 Victoria Road, Prehen, Derry, BT47 2AB Tel: +44 (0)28 71342100
www.loughs-agency.org/

Flight Authorisations

To allow civilian commercial, charter or scheduled air services into or out of Ireland.
To allow civilian commercial, charter or scheduled air services into or out of Ireland. 

For more information on this Licence, please use
the email address provided in the contact details:

civilair@dttas.ie

dttas.ie - Aviation Services

Aviation Services Division,
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport 
Email: civilair@dttas.ie
Tel: +353 1 604 1131 

Flora -

Licence to take protected flora

To comply with EU and National Legislation

Sections 21of the Wildlife Act, 1976 (as amended)

National Parks & Wildlife Service - Protected Plat Species

Wildlife Licence Unit,
National Parks and Wildlife Service,
Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs,
7 Ely Place
Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 888 3242
Email: wildlifelicence@ahg.gov.ie

Flying Permit

Permit to Fly- To allow an aircraft to fly that does not otherwise qualify for a standard Certificate of Airworthiness

Irish Aviation Authority

Air Operations & General Aviation Division,
Airworthiness Standards Department,
Irish Aviation Authority
Email: gerard.lawlor@iaa.ie
Tel: +353 1 6031151

Flying Permit

To allow a large transport aircraft to fly without a standard certificate of airworthiness in force.

Irish Aviation Authority

Air Operations & General Aviation Division,
Airworthiness Standards Department,
Irish Aviation Authority
Email: Dave.Shaw@iaa.ie
Tel: +353 1 6031130

Food/Catering Business- Registration of premises that serve food

The majority of food businesses under the control of the Environmental Health Services (EHS) of the HSE do not require a licence - they merely have to notify the relevant EHS.
However, a small number of businesses dealing with food of animal origin are dealt with by the EHS and these require prior approval by the EHS before they can commence trading. It should be noted however, that this requirement is through Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine legislation.

HSE - Food Businesses

Contact Details for regional Environmental Health Offices

Foreshore Lease or Licence

Any function in relation to a fishery harbour centre,
any function in respect of—
(i) an activity which is wholly or primarily for the use, development or support of aquaculture, or
(ii) an activity which is wholly or primarily for the use, development or support of sea-fishing including the processing and sale of sea-fish and manufacture of products derived from sea-fish

Agriculture.gov.ie - Foreshore Administration

Foreshore Co-Ordination Unit
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
National Seafood Centre
Clonakilty
Co. Cork
Email: foreshore@agriculture.gov.ie

 

Foreshore Permit to hunt fauna over state foreshore, inland waters and accretions belonging to the State
Section 30 of the Wildlife Act, 1976 (as amended)

To comply with EU and National Legislation

National Parks & Wildlife Service

Wildlife Licensing Unit,
National Parks and Wildlife Service,
Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs,
7 Ely Place,
Dublin 2,
Tel: +353 1 888 3242
Email: wildlifelicence@ahg.gov.ie

Full Driving Licence

Allows you to legally drive in Ireland and shows that you passed a driving test.

National Driving Licence Service

National Driving Licence Service operating under the Road Safety Authority
Email: info@ndls.ie