Climate Change

Climate change means a significant change in the measures of climate, such as temperature, rainfall, or wind, lasting for an extended period – decades or longer.

Climate Change and You

What's happening and what impact will climate change have on Ireland?

Waste water

The Environmental Protection Agency is the environmental regulator of Uisce Éireann . We issue and enforce authorisations for waste water discharges.

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Waste water and You

How best to maintain your septic tank.


The Environmental Protection Agency licences, monitors and regulates certain activities in the waste sector.

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Waste and You

Learn more about waste

Drinking water

The Environmental Protection agency is the drinking water quality regulator, responsible for enforcing the Drinking Water Regulations for public water supplies.

Drinking water and You

Where does your drinking water come from?


The EPA assess exposure to radiation from sources in the environment through monitoring programmes and operates a graded authorisation system to register and licence any practice involving the use of radioactive sources or equipment such as X-ray.

Radiation and You

What is Radiation and how can it affect you?


The Environmental Protection Agency manages the national ambient air quality monitoring network. We also measure the levels of emissions of a number of atmospheric pollutants. The ambient air pollutants of most concern are fine particulate matter from the burning of solid fuel and nitrogen dioxide from transport emissions.

Air and You

See the air quality index for health, this will tell the about air in your area

Additional Our Services

Latest Publications

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Ireland's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projections


Ireland is projected to fall well short of climate targets

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Ireland's Air Pollutant Emissions 2021 (1990-2030)

The latest report (2023) on Ireland's National Emission Reduction Commitment Directive emissions. Five main air pollutants: Nitrogen Oxides, Sulphur Dioxide, Ammonia, Non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOC), and Fine Particulate Matter

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Green Public Procurement: Monitoring and Reporting by Government Departments

2021 Reference Year

This is the second report on GPP activity by Government Departments, collating and analysing data for the year 2021.

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Bathing Water Quality in 2022

Overall, the majority of bathing waters have Excellent or Good quality.

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EPA 2022 In Review

This review of 2022 reports on our steps toward driving action on climate, promoting sustainable consumption and production, and working relentlessly to achieve a clean, healthy environment.

Ireland projected to fall well short of climate targets, says EPA

Date released: June 01, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions projections for the period 2022-2040.

New EPA Online portal will provide greater transparency and easier public access to environmental enforcement information

Date released: May 26, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today launched the first phase of a major new Online service, the Licensing and Enforcement Access Portal or LEAP Online, which will allow the public to view the enforcement activities, actions and communications between the EPA and holders of EPA licences and permits.

Growth in agricultural activity driving increased ammonia emissions in Ireland in 2021

Date released: May 24, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today published its 2021 assessment of five key air pollutants which impact air quality, health and the environment.

EPA National Water Conference 2023

Date released: June 14, 2023

The EPA Water Conference will be held on 14 and 15 June 2023 in Salthill, Galway. This event will be both in-person and online, and you can register now. The programme is now available at the link provided below.