2020 Press Releases

View all the press releases for 2020 below.


January 2020

EPA warns that poorly constructed wells and inadequate monitoring of private water supplies are putting health at risk - Jan 15 2020, 11:00 AM
A report focusing on the quality of private water supplies in Ireland for 2018 was released today by the EPA.

Hey, what’s the Story of Your Stuff? EPA invites second-level students to consider the environmental impact of everyday items and consumption decisions - Jan 16 2020, 12:00 PM
The Story of Your Stuff competition combines creativity and science, giving students the chance to win €500 for themselves and €500 for their school, alongside a new Climate Topic Prize

Local authority environmental enforcement activities are increasing, but challenges remain in waste, farm and air quality inspections. - Jan 21 2020, 12:00 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today released its report on local authority environmental enforcement performance for 2018.

EPA commences online publication of enforcement data.Findings show overall good compliance at EPA licensed industrial and waste sites - Feb 04 2020, 11:00 AM
The EPA has today commenced the publication of key data on industrial and waste licence enforcement on the EPA website.

EPA Climate Change Lecture Series: The Green Deal: Delivering a Climate-Neutral Europe - Feb 05 2020, 9:15 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency is hosting Dr Artur Runge-Metzger, Director of DG Climate Action of the EU Commission, to speak as part of the EPA Climate Lecture Series on Thursday 6th February.

Delivering trusted and relevant knowledge to inform environmental policy: EPA announces €10 million Government of Ireland funding for new environmental research - Feb 11 2020, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced awards totalling €10 million to fund vital new environmental research.

EPA survey indicates most people have taken steps to help the environment - Feb 20 2020, 11:00 AM
Research commissioned by the EPA to coincide with the publication of its EPA 2019 Year in Review report found that 78 per cent of people surveyed said they have personally taken steps to help the environment, and that 87 per cent of adults in Ireland recognise the importance of the environment as an asset to the country. The Red C poll carried out in January 2020 explored attitudes towards environmental issues.

Derval O’Rourke announced as ambassador for EPA's The Story of Your Stuff competition - Feb 25 2020, 9:25 AM
The EPA has today announced that World Champion and Olympic hurdler, Derval O’Rourke will be this year’s ambassador for its national competition for second-level students, ‘The Story of Your Stuff’. The EPA is again partnering with the UCD Earth Institute, who will host the finale showcase event on 3rd April 2020 when competition finalists and their classmates will participate in a special programme of events, and meet Ms O’Rourke who will deliver a keynote speech.

EPA publishes report on leaks from ESB Networks Fluid Filled Underground Electricity Cables - Feb 26 2020, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today published a report on its investigation into leaks from fluid filled underground electricity cables. The cable leaks were highlighted in an RTE Investigates programme entitled ‘The ESB Leaks’, which was broadcast on the 5th June 2019 and repeated on the 9th January 2020.