Company Profile


1st Floor
24 - 26 Ormond Quay Upper
Dublin 7
D07 DAV9
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CAAS is the only Irish planning and environmental consultancy that is focussed on public sector authorities and agencies.

​Set up in 1972, the Conservation and Amenity Advisory Services (CAAS), was a unit within An Foras Forbartha that provided specialist advice to the planning sections of Local Authorities. It focused on ecological resources, the protection and enhancement of landscapes and the fabric of towns and villages. CAAS has produced invaluable contemporary guidance documents on topics as diverse as traditional shopfronts, hedgerows and tree planting. After the closure of An Foras Forbartha, in 1987, CAAS emerged as a dedicated consultancy and continues to work for Local Authorities and public agencies.

​Today, over forty years later, we continue to assist Local Authorities and public agencies to have access to highly skilled professional advice, often in the most challenging of new and emerging areas of practice. We have evolved to meet current and pre-empt emerging needs of Local Authorities and public agencies that operate in an area of increasingly complex legislative and procedural requirements, usually with restricted resources. We also remaining active in our traditional planning services work.

We are Ireland’s longest established specialists in the preparation of Environmental Impact Statements.

We reduce project risk by providing advice, from the earliest stage of projects to anticipate and avoid issues that can give rise to impacts.

​We have a strong record of project success, with industrial and infrastructural projects in particular.

​Our projects, publications, research and participation in Environmental Impact Assessment development have conferred a uniquely authoritative status on the firm.

From our establishment in 1990 we have acquired a client list that includes many of Ireland’s largest industries, infrastructure providers and government agencies.

Since 2010 we have been entrusted with the preparation of EIARs for projects with a cumulative value of over €10 billion in areas as diverse as Industry, Health and Infrastructure both in rural and urban areas.

We are a specialist planning consultancy. We work with private and public sector clients providing specialist advice to a wide variety of development and planning projects.

​Set up in 2003, to offer purely planning related advice – as distinct from the area of environmental assessment, we have a unique position in the sector serving some of Ireland’s largest infrastructural and industrial providers.


This includes:

- Appropriate Assessment
- Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMP)
- Ecological Impact Assessment
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Flood Planning
- Guidelines & Training
- Landscape Studies
- Planning Application Preparation
- Strategic Environmental Assessment

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Senior/ Principal Ecologist Permanent Ireland Dublin Competitive salary (dependent on experience)
Ecologist Contract Ireland Dublin Competitive salary (dependent on experience)
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