The Office of Environmental Enforcement (OEE) co-ordinates a Network for Ireland's Environmental Compliance and Enforcement(NIECE).  Participants of the Network include the EPA, all local authorities, government departments, An Garda Siochana, the National Bureau for Criminal Investigations, the Northern Ireland Environment and Heritage Service, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Fisheries Boards, the Health Service Executive, the Revenue Commissioners, and the Director of Public Prosecutions. 

The Network harnesses the collective resources and expertise available nationally to co-ordinate a consistent and more effective approach to the enforcement of environmental legislation in Ireland. 

Functions of the Network

 The functions of the Network are to:

  • Ensure more effective co-ordination in the implementation of environmental enforcement activities.
  • Provide a framework for a co-ordinated approach to special investigations/actions.
  • Develop a consistent approach to the enforcement of environmental legislation.
  • Promote the exchange of information and experience in the implementation, application and enforcement of environmental legislation.
  • Provide assistance to local authorities and other relevant agencies in the development of best practice. 

Learn more

Check out the Network's Extranet website.

European Environmental Network (IMPEL).