EPA prosecutes Rosderra Irish Meats Group

On 22 September 2014 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Rosderra Irish Meats Group at Tullamore District Court.

The Company pleaded guilty to the following charges:

• Failure to notify the Agency of the discharge of hydrocarbons to land underneath an oil tank storage bund within the licensed installation.
• Failure to notify the Agency that storm water discharges at monitoring point EW2 showed levels of chemical oxygen demand(COD), conductivity, ammonia, nitrogen and biochemical oxygen demand(BOD) which had the potential to cause environmental contamination.
• Failed to notify the Agency until 29th November 2013 of a notification received on 27th November 2013 that a discharge of storm water through monitoring point EW2 had elevated levels of chemical oxygen demand (COD) and elevated conductivity, which was an incident with the potential for environmental contamination of surface water.
• Failed to notify the Local Authority of a notification received on 27th November 2013 that a discharge of storm water through monitoring point EW2 had elevated levels of chemical oxygen demand (COD) and elevated conductivity, which was an incident with the potential for environmental contamination of surface water
• Failure to fit a high liquid level alarm to the inlet sump of the Waste Water Treatment Plant at the licensed installation.
• Failed to record whether visual inspections as required by a condition of the licence were conducted or the results of those inspections.


On hearing details of the offences Judge Paul Kelly imposed fines of €6,000 and costs of €6,724.50 were awarded to the Agency.