What You Can Do

Under Irish law you have the right to complain about noise which is continuous, repeated, loud and affects your quality of life. There are, however, some ways to reduce neighbourhood noise from impacting your home and life. Simple things can reduce the noise from the road outside or the dog barking three doors down.


  • Get your house sound checked to identify any problem areas;
  • Double glazing windows are a must to reduce noise levels;
  • Insulate exterior walls, interior walls, ceilings and attic. This will save you money and reduce noise pollution. It may also be an idea to add extra insulation in any noisy areas;
  • Different textures, surfaces and materials absorb noise, so think about this when decorating your interior;
  • When planning your home, think about where your windows are to be placed and what noise might come in.

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