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EPA publishes latest National Priority Sites for Enforcement List - Oct 16 2018, 9:50 AM
The EPA has published the latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement today. Nine sites are on the latest list for failing to meet the necessary environmental standards; this is an increase of four sites from the previous list. These companies face further enforcement action from the EPA in order to secure compliance.

WEEE and Batteries - Enhanced EPA powers to tackle non-compliance - Oct 09 2018, 12:23 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced today that it is ready to start issuing Fixed Payment Notices in the coming weeks to persons and businesses not complying with their obligations under the Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations and the Batteries Regulations.

Relentless implementation of policy needed to combat effects of climate extremes - Oct 04 2018, 12:01 AM
“We have, by any measure, experienced an extraordinary year where nature reminded us who is in charge. With our changing climate, the confident predictions are that we can expect extreme events at greater frequency into the future”, said Laura Burke, Director General of the EPA, speaking at the annual ‘Environment Ireland’ conference.