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National Physical Activity Plan

Published: 4 April 2019
From: Healthy Ireland and Department of Health

The aim of the National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) is to increase physical activity levels across the whole population. It aims to create a society which facilitates people whether at home at work or at play to lead an active way of life.

Increasing physical activity will help improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Ireland.

Some groups of people living in Ireland may also face different barriers to accessing opportunities to be physically active. People experiencing social or economic disadvantage are often the least active or the most sedentary and may experience other health risks due to their diets, social connectedness or other behaviours.

This plan seeks to ensure that no group is disadvantaged and recognises that targeted interventions are required to address and overcome barriers to participation which are experienced by some people.

National Physical Activity Plan

The National Physical Activity Plan for Ireland was launched on 14th January 2016.


NPAP Implementation Summary 2018

The plan was launched in January 2016. This second summary report highlights developments which have taken place in 2018


NPAP Implementation Summary 2017

This Report provides a “headline” view of key achievements in each of the key areas in 2017.


NPAP Implementation Summary 2017 Appendix