Pollutant Release and Transfer Register

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Welcome to Ireland’s Pollutant Release and Transfer Register section of the website. Use the left hand menu to find out about PRTR, use the search and map function, view the major emitters in Ireland and access operator information for reporting PRTR information. This is an emissions register resembling the register that exists in several countries in Europe. It is an important milestone towards the Irish Government's ratification of the UN Protocol on PRTR.

  • The pollutant release and transfer register lists in excess of 350 industrial facilities engaged in environmentally hazardous activities. Those activities are divided into nine (9) activity sectors. Each year the activity concerned submits environmental reports to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Every company that is the subject of information in the register has a permit/licence for its own activities and emissions. Please note that the reporting of emissions through PRTR does not imply that a facility is causing environmental pollution. The EPA licensing system ensures that environmental controls are in place to minimise any potential impact that these emissions may have on the environment

  • For each facility, information is provided concerning the amount of pollutant releases to air, water and waste water as well as off-site transfers of waste, from a list of 91 PRTR pollutants including heavy metals, pesticides, greenhouse gases and dioxins for the years 2007- 2012. This information will be updated as information is submitted to Europe.

  • The data shown in this register is updated annually. The current release (April 2014) shows emissions for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012. The EPA is continually validating data with a view to improving what is a very complex process, to ensure all future data is as robust and accurate as possible.

  • The  PRTR register is intended to make it easier for citizens to gain information about emissions to the environment. Over the course of time, we will be adding more information and links. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the information provided, or if you have any suggestions, please email us and we will revert as soon as possible. Alternatively contact us at

    PRTR Team
    Office of Climate Licensing Resources and Research
    Environmental Protection Agency
    Johnstown Castle Estate
    Wexford.
    Tel: 053-916 0600

    Consultation on the Implementation of the E-PRTR regulations

    A Draft Consultation Report has been prepared by the EPA, and is available for public information regarding Article 16 of the E-PRTR Regulations (EC) No 166/2006 which, requires that Member States deliver to the Commission, every three years, a single report based on the information from the last three reporting years together with the data provided in accordance with Article 7. The latest report is based on the years 2010 to 2012 inclusive, and is due to be reported to the European Commission in September 2014 by Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as the competent authority.