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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

RPS is a market leader in environmental impact assessment and alternatives evaluation.

Our expertise in all main EIA disciplines enables us to efficiently project manage the EIA process, including initial screening, scoping, alternatives evaluation, EIS preparation and presentation at public enquiry.

Our project portfolio includes major infrastructural areas such as motorways, bridges, light rail, wind farms, power plants, pipelines, wastewater treatment plants, waste facilities, industrial facilities, commercial/ residential developments and tourism development.

RPS technical expertise in EIA includes:

Human environment

Air and climate



Soil, geology and hydrogeology

Terrestrial ecology

Freshwater and marine ecology

Landscape and visual impact

Material assets


Case Studies

EIA for Kildare Route Project

EIA for Kildare Route Project

Iarnród Éireann


RPS in association with Corus Rail Consultancy, prepared an Environmental Impact Statement on behalf of Iarnród Éireann, for the development of the Kildare Route Project (KRP).

The project extends the number of rail lines from a two to three track system between Inchicore and Cherry Orchard, and to a four-track system from Cherry Orchard to just beyond Hazelhatch station.

Specific works included the reconstruction of up to 20 overbridges, including associated embankments and highways along the route, the provision of new stations at Fonthill Road and Adamstown, the removal of a station at Cherry Orchard, and refurbishment and extension of existing stations, at Hazelhatch, Sallins, Newbridge and Kildare.

A key issue for the Environmental Impact Statement was the development of a construction strategy and identification of construction landtake, all to ensure that the project works could be completed without compromising the capability of the rail network to remain operational.

EIA for M3 Motorway Scheme

EIA for M3 Motorway Scheme

Meath County Council


RPS was commissioned to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment and produce an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed M3 Clonee to North of Kells Motorway Scheme close to the Hill of Tara (60km of 4-lane motorway).

The M3 Clonee – North of Kells PPP scheme is approximately 70km of motorway, dual carriageway and single carriageway road commencing at the end of the existing Clonee Bypass and tying into the N3 north of Kells, providing bypasses for Dunshaughlin, Navan and Kells and includes over 40 bridges. RPS was responsible for delivery of the EIS for section 1(Clonee to Dunshaughlin) and section 2 (Navan Bypass).

RPS also provided full consultancy services to the National Roads Authority and Meath County Council from feasibility, constraints, route selection, EIA and construction monitoring.