2017 Press Releases

View all the press releases for 2017 below.


January 2017

Owners urged to ensure end-of-life vehicles and waste tyres are managed by authorised waste treatment facilities - Jan 12 2017, 10:30 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency has today published waste data about end-of-life vehicles and waste tyres managed by Authorised Treatment Facilities or other waste management organisations in Ireland in 2014.


February 2017

The EPA calls on Secondary Schools to tell - The Story of Your Stuff www.thestoryofyourstuff.ie - Feb 08 2017, 10:30 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has teamed up with young photographer and music video director, Christian Tierney to launch an exciting new competition for secondary schools today themed The Story of Your Stuff. Students are invited to choose an everyday object such as a pen, mobile phone or a water bottle and use a visual medium to illustrate its lifecycle, where it came from, how you use it and more importantly, where it’s going to end up!

2016 A year of progress – and challenges ahead that require input of all sectors and all citizens - Feb 14 2017, 10:30 AM
The EPA Year in Review 2016 shows that while we have made much progress on environmental issues in Ireland, we now face complex challenges that require the input of all sectors and all citizens.

EPA Celebrates 20 Years in The Glen, Monaghan - Feb 16 2017, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently celebrated 20 years in The Glen in Monaghan.


March 2017

Ireland is getting serious about tackling Food Waste - Mar 08 2017, 11:00 AM
The EPA is hosting its second Forum on Food Waste on 9th March 2017. The Forum will be addressed by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, T.D., who has signalled that Food Waste is a priority issue. At the Forum, the Minister will announce the formation of an Action Group to examine solutions to food wastage from a retail point of view. He will also launch a national Charter on Food Waste.

EPA welcomes inclusion of questions relating to radon gas in Law Society of Ireland’s revised conveyancing documents - Feb 27 2017, 11:00 AM
The EPA today welcomed the decision of the Law Society of Ireland to include three questions relating to radon gas in their 2017 Conditions of Sale document used during the sale of homes.