We are the IEN

The Irish Environmental Network, or IEN, is made up of 33 nationally active Irish Environmental NGOs. Our groups represent a broad range of environmental issues including everything from wildlife conservation to climate change.

As a mark of respect to our coordinator Michael Ewing, on the death of his mother, the ofices of the IEN will be closed on Tuesday 21st March.

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Environmental Protection Pays

The IEN supports these groups in their valuable work through the distribution of core funding as well as providing help through training and advice. Our organisations have close to 35,000 members working throughout the country protecting and enhancing the natural environment for the benefit of communities now and for generations to come. These volunteers put in some 6 million unpaid hours annually improving their environment and saving the exchequer an estimated €55m. Despite this incredible value-for-money, our groups have taken substantial cuts this year and we ask the public to support them and their valuable work in whatever way you can.

Hours volunteered annually


contributed to the Economy