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Zoo Licences

The European Communities (Licensing and Inspection of Zoos) Regulations 2003 [S. I. No 440 of 2003] transposes into Irish law Council Directive 1999/22/EC of 29 March 1999 (relating to the keeping of wild animals in zoos, including aquaria and any significant collection of animals that is open to the public for seven days or more in a year).
The National Parks and Wildlife Service, on behalf of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, is responsible for the inspection and licensing of zoos.

Relevant link:
National Parks & Wildlife Service - Zoo Licencing

Biodiversity and Policy Conservation Unit
National Parks and Wildlife Service
7 Ely Place
Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 888 3284
Email: amanda.maguire@ahg.gov.ie