Joe O’Brien Encourages Fingal Residents to Make Their Voices Heard on the Future of the National Parks and Wildlife Service

14th October, 2022

Joe O’Brien TD today called on local residents to participate in the development of the first three-year Strategy Statement for the National Parks and Wildlife Service through a new public consultation, which opens today, Friday 14 October.

The Strategy Statement will set out the core mission and values of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), together with the organisation’s key strategic priorities as an organisation for 2023-2025.

Encouraging submissions to the consultation, Minister O’Brien said:

“We have big challenges ahead of us to protect, conserve and restore our biodiversity. I’d like to encourage everyone who cares about nature in Fingal to get involved and help shape the way forward for the NPWS.

“We need to have an NPWS that is more resilient, more stable, with a stronger identity of its own, better able to drive and lead change. The process of change in the organisation continues at pace thanks to my colleague Minister Malcolm Noonan and today’s public consultation on the Strategy Statement is another step forward in delivering that aim.

Fingal is an area of the country fortunate to be rich in biodiversity, but much of this biodiversity is under threat. We need a strong NPWS to help us preserve this for future generations. Areas of special conservation like the Broadmeadow Estuary need particular care and attention in the coming years”

Members of the public can participate in the consultation by completing the online questionnaire, or by emailing a detailed written submission addressing the questions in the consultation document to:

The consultation closes on December 9th, 2022.