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Greater focus on protecting our most pristine waters is needed, says EPA - Jun 20 2018, 11:00 AM
The EPA has today released a new water indicators’ report for Ireland. The 16 indicators in the report provide information on the quality of Ireland’s rivers, lakes, estuaries, beaches and groundwaters.

€600,000 Funding Announcement for Ireland’s Circular Economy Innovators - Jun 14 2018, 11:00 AM
Ireland’s National Waste Prevention Programme supporting transitions to a low-carbon, low-waste future. The EPA has today launched a €600,000 funding programme to support innovators. The Innovation for a Circular Economy Programme will support companies and organisations in Ireland to develop - and demonstrate - consumer and business solutions that will stimulate resource efficiency and the circular economy.

EPA expects drinking water to comply with EU standards by 2020, 16 years after the deadline for compliance - Jun 13 2018, 12:10 AM
The EPA Drinking Water Report 2017, released today, shows that the quality of drinking water in public supplies remains high, though we must continue to invest in and improve the security of supplies if we are to comply with the drinking water health standards and avoid water restrictions, including Boil Water Notices.

We need to move away from fossil fuels, EPA emissions projections show - May 31 2018, 10:30 AM
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) projections released today show that Ireland’s total greenhouse gas emissions will increase from current levels to 2020, underpinned by strong economic growth. This is despite an EU target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent on 2005 levels from the non-Emissions Trading Scheme (non-ETS) sector – agriculture, transport, residential, commercial, non-energy intensive industry and waste. The latest projections show that, at best, Ireland will only achieve a one per cent reduction by 2020 compared to the 20 per cent reduction target.