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Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions from EU Emissions Trading Scheme participants decrease for first time since 2013 - Apr 11 2018, 10:27 AM
Ireland’s emissions from the 103 stationary facilities in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme were down by 4.8 per cent in 2017 compared to 2016. This is compared to an increase of approximately 0.3 per cent across Europe.

Emissions of three important air pollutants increased in 2016 – Ireland’s emissions going in the wrong direction for people to benefit from cleaner air - Mar 29 2018, 11:00 AM
The EPA today published figures for emissions of five key air pollutants. These pollutants impact air quality in Ireland and further afield, causing respiratory problems, pollution of soil and surface water, and damage to vegetation.

EPA welcomes increase in composting and anaerobic digestion of waste - Mar 15 2018, 10:03 AM
The EPA has today released data and information on composting and anaerobic digestion in Ireland for 2016. The data updates the National Waste Statistics web resource, launched by the EPA in recent months.

Advice for Private Well Owners Affected by Storm Emma - Mar 05 2018, 12:20 PM
The EPA recommends that if your well has been affected by Storm Emma you should make sure it is properly disinfected before using it for drinking water. Details of how you can disinfect your well are below. This procedure should be carried out once the snow subsided.

EPA 2017 in Review: Waste prevention initiatives are gaining traction - Feb 13 2018, 11:00 AM
In its review of 2017 the EPA reports that, in addition to delivering on its core reporting and enforcement roles, several of its waste prevention and resource efficiency activities made significant progress during the year.