We are the IEN

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

Find out more about the work we do

Third ELIG Environmental Law Seminar

To mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters – the Aarhus Convention, our seminar this year will reflect upon aspects of the Convention, and some future challenges, and in particular its implementation and effects in Ireland.

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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