Designated Areas Protection Unit

The Designated Areas Protection Unit Unit is responsible for

  • Compensation for losses incurred due to restrictions put in place as a result of nature conservation designation (including the Cessation of Turf-cutting Compensation Scheme).
  • Implementation of Arbitration scheme arising from notifiable actions.
  • Acquisition of lands outside of National Parks or Nature Reserves.
  • Administration of Site Protection for Sites formally proposed for designation, including legal proceedings.


Raised Bog Turf Compensation / Designated Areas Protection Unit
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
Newtown Road
Y35 AP90


Telephone: +353 53 911 7310 or +353 1 888 3200