Ireland continues to be in non-compliance with the EU National Emissions Ceiling Directive - Jun 3 2021, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today published a compliance assessment for emissions of five key air pollutants which impact air quality, health and the environment.

New Website Helps People Make Informed Environmental Choices - Jun 1 2021, 11:00 AM
In the lead up to World Environment Day on the 5th June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its new website

€10.5 million funding for research to support the development and implementation of environmental policies in Ireland - May 19 2021, 11:00 AM
The EPA is seeking proposals from the research community to help address climate change and other emerging and complex environmental problems.

Bathing water quality continues to improve but pollution incidents affect some beaches - May 12 2021, 12:01 AM
The EPA has today published the Bathing Water in Ireland report for 2020 which sets out the quality of bathing water at our beaches.

The story of disposable face masks – video claims top prize in the EPA’s The Story of Your Stuff 2021 competition - Apr 21 2021, 12:30 PM
A video that creatively examines the environmental life cycle of disposable face masks has won the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) The Story of Your Stuff 2021 competition.

New Director Joins EPA Board - Apr 19 2021, 11:10 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to welcome Sharon Finegan onto the EPA Board. Sharon took up her new position as Director of the Office of Environmental Sustainability on the 19 April 2021.

LIFE EMERALD – Improving Our Understanding of Ireland’s Air Quality - Apr 14 2021, 3:48 PM
The EPA has commenced work on a new 3-year EU part funded project entitled LIFE Emerald - “Emissions Modelling and Forecasting of Air in Ireland”. The project proposes to greatly improve publicly available air quality information and raise awareness around the topic of Irish air quality.

Ireland’s power generation and industrial emissions drop by 6.4 percent in 2020 - Apr 13 2021, 11:00 AM
The EPA, as the Competent Authority in Ireland for the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), today released its preliminary analysis of greenhouse gas emissions in 2020.

More action is needed by Local Authorities to protect Air and Water Quality warns EPA - Mar 11 2021, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today released its report on local authority environmental enforcement activities for 2019.

EPA Climate Change Lecture: Direct the Money- How does finance drive a climate neutral economy and society? - Feb 23 2021, 11:00 AM
Dr Kirsten Dunlop, Chief Executive EIT Climate-KIC will present the next EPA Climate Change Lecture, as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action. This virtual event will take place on Wednesday 24th February at 7.15pm.

EPA continued to provide essential environmental enforcement activities during the Covid-19 pandemic using innovative approaches - Feb 17 2021, 11:00 AM
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its annual summary report on the enforcement activities carried out in 2020, along with the list of sites which were designated as a National Priority Site during the year.

EPA survey shows 84 per cent of people say access to nature was important for mental health in 2020 - Feb 12 2021, 11:00 AM
The EPA today published its 2020 Year in Review report which highlights key activities throughout the year

Athbhreithniú an GCC ar an mBliain, 2020 - Feb 12 2021, 9:50 AM
D’fhoilsigh an GCC a thuarascáil Athbhreithniú an GCC ar an mBliain, 2020 inniu, ina leagtar béim ar phríomhghníomhaíochtaí le linn na bliana.

The quality of drinking water in private water supplies is not good enough and is putting health at risk warns EPA - Feb 11 2021, 12:02 AM
The EPA today released the Drinking Water Quality in Private Supplies 2019 report. One million people in Ireland get their drinking water from a private supply and many more drink water from small private supplies like hotels, pubs and restaurants, crèches, nursing homes and national schools in their daily lives.

Ireland’s 2020 greenhouse gas emissions estimated almost 6 per cent lower due to the pandemic - Jan 29 2021, 12:02 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) have jointly released an analysis of the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2020. The estimates show a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of almost 6 per cent in 2020 compared to 2019.

Investigating the long-term impacts of everyday decisions at heart of EPA second-level schools’ competition – The Story of Your Stuff - Jan 13 2021, 11:00 AM
The EPA today launched The Story of Your Stuff, a competition aimed at secondary school students, which seeks to empower young people to make environmentally conscious decisions about their everyday ‘stuff’ and activities.