Summary report on the enforcement activities carried out in 2022
The EPA Climate Change in the Irish Mind Opinion Maps, produced in partnership with Yale Programme on Climate Communication show how climate change beliefs, risk perceptions and policy support vary at the county and regional levels
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.
What's happening and what impact will climate change have on Ireland?
The Environmental Protection Agency is the environmental regulator of Irish Water. We issue and enforce authorisations for waste water discharges.
How best to maintain your septic tank.
The Environmental Protection Agency licences, monitors and regulates certain activities in the waste sector.
Learn more about waste
The Environmental Protection agency is the drinking water quality regulator, responsible for enforcing the Drinking Water Regulations for public water supplies.
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.
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.
See the air quality index for health, this will tell the about air in your area
The annual summary report on the enforcement activities carried out in 2022
This report summarises EPA data on waste generation and management in Ireland in 2020. It highlights key trends and progress towards EU targets and identifies where further measures are needed to improve Ireland's recycling rates and deliver the transition to a circular economy.
This report is an overview of the quality of drinking water in public supplies and public group schemes during 2021. It is based on the assessment of monitoring results reported to the EPA by Irish Water and local authorities, and on the EPA's enforcement activities.
Performance Report 2021
This report sets out the results of the EPA’s assessment of local authority environmental performance for 2021
This report provides an overview of the quality of drinking water in private group schemes and small private supplies.
Date released: March 20, 2023
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) welcomes the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Synthesis Report as part of its 6th Assessment cycle.
Date released: February 27, 2023
The EPA today published the 2022 Industrial and Waste Licence Enforcement Report, an annual summary report on the enforcement activities carried out in 2022, alongside the list of sites which were designated as National Priority Sites during the year.
Date released: February 22, 2023
In October 2022, more than 700 citizen scientists measured levels of the harmful air pollutant, Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) in Cork City as part of the Clean Air Together (Cork City) project.