2019 Press Releases

View all the press releases for 2019 below.

January 2019

The EPA launches strategic partnership with the Rediscovery Centre - Jan 16 2019, 9:00 AM
The EPA today announced a three-year strategic partnership with the Rediscovery Centre, the National Centre for the Circular Economy. The aim of the partnership is to promote the ‘rediscovery’ of waste materials through reuse, redesign and repair of clothes, paint, furniture and bicycles.

EPA invites students to explore their impact on the environment in The Story of Your Stuff 2019 competition - Jan 16 2019, 11:45 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging second-level students to creatively trace the life cycle of their everyday items and tell its story. The call comes as part of the EPA’s The Story of Your Stuff 2019 competition, which was launched today.

Research to help deliver a low carbon, sustainable and healthy future - Jan 23 2019, 11:00 AM
The EPA has announced awards totalling €12.2 million to fund new environmental research projects. The EPA environmental research programme is a Government of Ireland initiative, funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment.

EPA publishes latest National Priority Sites for Enforcement List - Jan 25 2019, 9:15 AM
The EPA has published the latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement today. Eight sites are on the latest list for failing to meet the necessary environmental standards and these companies face further enforcement action from the EPA to secure compliance.

EPA partners with UCD for ‘The Story of Your Stuff 2019’ competition finale event for second-level students - Feb 27 2019, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today announced that it will hold a national finale and prize-giving event for ‘The Story of Your Stuff’ competition at University College Dublin (UCD)’s O’Brien Centre for Science on 09 April. The EPA also announced that this year’s competition ambassador is Cork-based environmental scientist, Dr Tara Shine.

Majority of adults value the environment, while climate change is seen as the most pressing environmental issue in Ireland - Feb 28 2019, 11:00 AM
An overwhelming majority of adults (86%) recognise the value of the environment to the people of Ireland, recent research conducted on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found. The EPA released the findings to coincide with the launch of its EPA 2018 in Review report. The Red C poll in November 2018 explored attitudes towards environmental issues.