The National Risk Assessment – Draft List of Strategic Risks, along with details on the public consultation process, is below.
The National Risk Assessment
First published in 2014, the National Risk Assessment provides an opportunity to identify and discuss significant risks that may arise for Ireland over the short, medium and long term. The most recent National Risk Assessment, covering 2021/22, was published in December 2021.
Since its inception, the National Risk Assessment has provided a systematic overview of national-level risks and has drawn attention, at an early stage, to the importance of phenomena such as the UK’s departure from the EU, housing shortages, as well as pandemics.
The National Risk Assessment aims to provide a systematic overview of strategic risks facing the country to serve as the basis for political and public discussion and deliberation about their implications.
Stakeholders are asked to assess whether the draft risks identified accurately represent the major risks facing the country, whether there are any significant risks that should be added, or whether any of the proposed risks do not warrant inclusion.
On conclusion of this consultation, the proposed risks will be reviewed, with further consideration by Government Departments and agencies, ahead of finalisation of the National Risk Assessment 2023 – Overview of Strategic Risks.
Please note that while information from submissions received is posted on www.gov.ie
after the public consultation is completed, private individuals' information will not be shared. However, submissions will be subject to Freedom of Information and therefore may be disclosed to third parties.
We would also like to issue social media notifications that the survey is now open, which would include the link to it on the NRA 2023 public consultation webpage. If possible we would also like to have reminders go out every 10 days or so until the public consultation closes on the 17th February.
Proposed 2023 Strategic Risks
The full list of proposed strategic risks for Ireland for 2023 are:
Disruption of multilateral system
Future direction of the European Union
Ireland’s relationship, post-Brexit, with the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
Armed conflict, terrorism and hybrid threats
Disruption to a secure and sustainable energy supply
Ireland’s enterprise mix
Changes to international trading relationships
Public finances and the financial system
Supply chain and capacity constraints
Housing and sustainable development
Migration and integration
Extreme weather events and other natural disasters
Food safety and Security
Data flows, storage and security
Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Threats
The Consultation Document
The consultation document can be found here:
National Risk Assessment - Draft List of Strategic Risks 2023