The purpose of this report is to raise awareness of noise matters and increase understanding of the
nature and type of noise complaints in the Republic of Ireland. Additionally, it will serve as a source
of useful information for various agencies, Local Authorities, relevant Government Departments, key
influencers and the media. It is also hoped that this data will induce change and promote recognition,
classification and quantification of noise as it affects the public as an environmental pollutant.
This report also gives insights into the impact of noise pollution has on citizens across the entire
country. It is proposed that this report should be considered by the Irish Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE)
during the development of future noise policy within the Republic of Ireland, and to examine the
effectiveness of noise pollution-reducing measures already in place. This report is compiled using self-reported noise complaints gathered via www.noisecomplaint.ie. This research is the first of its kind
ever undertaken within the Republic of Ireland.