Local Authority Environmental Performance Assessment Reports

The EPA has published a series of individual Environmental Performance Assessment Reports for each local authority for the period 2014 – 2016. The reports provide an overall environmental enforcement assessment for each local authority. They also provide context and the source data on which the assessments are based and provide comparisons with assessments from 2014 and 2015.

These assessments are part of the Performance Framework designed by the EPA and they complement the national - level, annual reports that have been published since 2014. The Framework measures the performance of local authorities in delivering their environmental enforcement activities.

The individual local authority reports are available here:

Local Authority Environmental Performance Assessment Reports

Carlow County Council Limerick City and County Council
Cavan County Council Longford County Council
Clare County Council Louth County Council
Cork City Council Mayo County Council
Cork County Council Meath County Council
Donegal County Council Monaghan County Council
Dublin City Council Offaly County Council
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Roscommon County Council
Fingal County Council Sligo County Council
Galway City Council South Dublin County Council
Galway County Council Tipperary County Council
Kerry County Council Waterford City and County Council
Kildare County Council Westmeath County Council
Kilkenny County Council Wexford County Council
Laois County Council Wicklow County Council
Leitrim County Council  

The purpose of the Framework is to assist local authorities in implementing programmes of continual improvement in the areas of environmental enforcement. By providing local and national comparative data, a local authority can benchmark their own enforcement processes and plan for making performance improvements.

The EPA has reported on the Framework since 2014, with the most recent report Focus on Local Authority Environmental Enforcement 2014 -2016 Performance Report looking at trends over the three-year cycle (2014 – 2016). Further details on the Local Authority Environmental Enforcement Performance Framework can be found here.