EPA calls for urgent action to address Ireland’s Municipal Waste Recycling - Dec 6 2022, 11:55 PM
The EPA’s National Waste Statistics Report for 2020 published today reports on the most recent official data on waste generation and management in Ireland. The report reveals a number of worrying trends.
“Continuing risks to public health in private drinking water supplies are not being tackled”, says EPA - Nov 24 2022, 10:15 PM
The EPA today released the Drinking Water Quality in Private Group Schemes and Small Private Supplies 2021 report.
Local Authorities need to target enforcement actions more effectively to improve local air and water quality and waste segregation, says EPA - Nov 14 2022, 11:55 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its report on the environmental performance of local authorities in 2021.
EPA National Priority Site List Dominated by Sites from the Food & Drink and Waste Sectors - Oct 21 2022, 11:00 AM
The EPA has published the details of its enforcement activities to date in 2022, and its latest National Priority Sites List - containing those facilities with the poorest compliance and environmental performance records so far this year. Sites are placed on the EPA National Priority List if they fail to adhere to their licence conditions and, as a consequence, are posing a risk to the environment.
Poorly treated sewage continues to harm the quality of our rivers, lakes and coastal waters, says EPA. - Oct 19 2022, 11:00 PM
The EPA report on Urban Waste Water Treatment in 2021, released today, shows that investment in waste water infrastructure is delivering improvements to priority areas identified by the EPA, but treatment at many areas is still not as good as it needs to be.
Water quality of our rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal areas continues to decline, says EPA - Oct 13 2022, 10:00 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published the Water Quality in Ireland Report 2016-2021 which provides the latest assessment of the quality of Ireland’s rivers, lakes, estuaries, coastal and groundwaters.
Drinking water quality is high but increased vigilance is needed by Irish Water and Local Authorities to protect public health, says EPA. - Oct 6 2022, 11:55 PM
The EPA Drinking Water Quality in Public Supplies Report 2021 released today, shows that the quality of drinking water in public supplies remains high, with over 99.7% compliance with bacterial and chemical limits.
Ireland should move towards achieving the health-based WHO air quality guidelines - Sep 19 2022, 10:00 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today launched its annual air quality report ‘Air Quality in Ireland 2021’.
EPA publishes its second Irish Language Scheme in accordance with the Official Languages Act, 2003 - Sep 16 2022, 10:30 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its second Irish language scheme 2022-2025, which sets out a range of areas in which we are committed to improving Irish language services to staff and customers over the next three years. The primary objective of the Official Languages Act is to ensure better availability and a higher standard of public services through Irish.
Foilsíonn an EPA a dara Scéim Ghaeilge de réir Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla, 2003 - Sep 16 2022, 10:25 AM
D'fhoilsigh an Ghníomhaireacht um Chaomhnú Comhshaoil (EPA) a dara scéim Ghaeilge 2022-2025 inniu, ina leagtar amach raon réimsí ina bhfuilimid tiomanta do sheirbhísí Gaeilge a fheabhsú don fhoireann agus do chustaiméirí sna trí bliana amach romhainn.
EPA calls for urgent measures to tackle packaging waste - Sep 12 2022, 11:00 AM
The EPA has today published its latest figures on packaging waste in Ireland.
Become a Citizen Scientist and measure air pollution in Cork City - Aug 22 2022, 2:00 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce today launched the Clean Air Together (Cork City) Citizen Science project, to gather new data on the quality of the air in Cork City.
EPA data shows Ireland’s 2021 Greenhouse Gas Emissions above pre-Covid levels - Jul 20 2022, 10:30 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its provisional greenhouse gas emissions for Ireland for 2021.
Delays in fixing failed septic tanks is unacceptable, says EPA - Jun 29 2022, 11:55 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the report on Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems Inspections in 2021. This is a report of the 1,147 inspections of septic tanks and other domestic waste water treatment systems completed by local authorities in 2021.
EPA announces €650,000 funding opportunity for innovative Irish businesses in the Circular Economy - Jun 10 2022, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today launches its €650,000 funding opportunity for Irish enterprises to innovate, demonstrate and implement new circular economy approaches in their business models, moving away from the ‘Take Make Use Dispose’ economic model.
EPA Greenhouse Gas emissions projections highlight the need for urgent implementation of climate plans and policies - May 31 2022, 10:50 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its Greenhouse Gas emissions projections for the period 2021-2040.
New EPA Radon maps show more homes and workplaces at risk from cancer-causing gas. - May 25 2022, 11:55 PM
New radon maps, launched by the Environmental Protection Agency today at the National Radon Forum, show an increased risk from radon in Ireland, with 170,000 homes now predicted to be at risk of radon exposure above the national reference level.
EPA publishes Guidelines on the information to be contained in Environmental Impact Assessment Reports. - May 17 2022, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today published 'Guidelines on the information to be contained in Environmental Impact Assessment Reports’.
78% of Ireland’s bathing sites have excellent water quality - May 12 2022, 11:55 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published the Bathing Water in Ireland report for 2021, which shows that 78 per cent of bathing sites have excellent water quality, while 97 per cent meet the minimum standard.
EPA Climate Change Lecture Series – The Role of Communications in Driving Climate Action
- Apr 27 2022, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delighted to welcome Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, founder and Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of the Environment.
Widespread implementation of ammonia reduction technologies in agriculture needed for Ireland’s compliance with EU Air Pollutant Reduction Targets
- Apr 22 2022, 10:00 AM
The EPA today published a report on its assessment of emissions of five key air pollutants which impact air quality, health and the environment.
€11.7 million funding for research to support the development and implementation of environmental policies in Ireland - Apr 14 2022, 11:00 AM
The EPA is inviting proposals from the research community to help address climate change and other emerging, complex environmental problems. €11.7 million is available for new research projects.
Unlawful Peat Extraction Ordered to Cease - Apr 8 2022, 5:59 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) welcomes the Order of the High Court today, which has required Harte Peat to cease the extraction of peat in the particular areas outlined in the judgment of Ms Justice Phelan - which was delivered recently.
EPA reports low level of green criteria used in public procurement by Government Departments - Apr 8 2022, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its first report on the use of Green Public Procurement by Government Departments. Under the Climate Action Plan, lead responsibility was assigned to the EPA to report on Government Department Green Public Procurement (GPP) activity annually, starting in 2020.
‘The story of tissues’ video claims top prize in the EPA’s The Story of Your Stuff 2022 competition - Apr 6 2022, 12:30 PM
This year’s competition attracted over 200 entries from schools across the country, as well as the highest number of Irish language entries to date.
Tugann an físeán ‘The story of tissues’ an chéad duais leis i gcomórtas Scéal do Stuif 2022 an GCC - Apr 6 2022, 12:25 PM
Bhuaigh físeán ina bhfiosraítear saolré chomhshaoil agus tionchar ciarsúr comórtas 'Scéal do Stuif' 2022 na Gníomhaireachtaa um Chaomhnú Comhshaoil (an GCC). Mheall comórtas na bliana seo breis agus 200 iontráil ó scoileanna ar fud na tíre, chomh maith leis an líon is airde iontrálacha Gaeilge go dtí seo.
EPA statement on the publication of the IPCC Working Group III report: Climate Change 2022 Mitigation of Climate Change - Apr 5 2022, 5:03 PM
The EPA welcomes the publication of Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of climate change from Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as part of its 6th Assessment Report.
Ireland’s power generation and industrial emissions increase by 15 percent in 2021 - Apr 1 2022, 5:00 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (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 2021.
The EPA Welcomes the Judgment in relation to the cessation of the extraction of peat by Harte Peat - Mar 16 2022, 6:37 PM
The EPA welcomes the High Court Judgment of Ms. Justice Phelan today, in the matter of the EPA's application for injunctive relief for the cessation of the extraction of peat by Harte Peat, from a large area of peatlands in Counties Westmeath, Cavan and Monaghan.
1,000 Dublin citizen scientists measure pollution from traffic - Mar 10 2022, 7:00 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and An Taisce’s Environmental Education Unit this evening hosted a webinar with the citizen scientists of the Clean Air Together project, to present the results of the study.
EPA enforcement efforts targeted unauthorised peat extraction, waste management and water quality issues in 2021 - Mar 3 2022, 11:00 AM
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its’ annual summary report on the enforcement activities carried out in 2021, along with the list of sites which were designated a National Priority Site during the year.
Theft of a gauge containing a radioactive source - Mar 1 2022, 9:18 AM
EPA statement on the publication of the IPCC Working Group 2 report - Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability - Feb 28 2022, 6:44 PM
The EPA welcomes the publication of the Working Group II report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, as part of its 6th Assessment Report.
EPA survey shows climate change remains the most pressing environmental issue facing Ireland - Feb 28 2022, 9:00 AM
The EPA today published its Year in Review highlighting achievements during 2021. Published with the report are the results of an EPA/Red C survey gauging public attitudes toward the environment.
E. coli found in 1 in 20 private water supplies, says EPA. - Feb 21 2022, 11:55 PM
The EPA today released the Drinking Water Quality in Private Group Schemes and Small Private Supplies 2020 report.
EPA competition asks second-level students to consider the global impact of their everyday decisions – The Story of Your Stuff. - Jan 11 2022, 11:00 AM
Second-level students from across Ireland are asked to consider the global consequences of local actions as the EPA today launches The Story of Your Stuff competition 2022. The competition asks students to think about the wider environmental impact of their everyday decisions. It asks student to research the life cycle and environmental impact of an everyday item - such as their toothbrush - or everyday activity - such as eating their lunch, and to present their findings in a creative way.
Iarrann comórtas an EPA ar dhaltaí dara leibhéal machnamh a dhéanamh ar thionchar domhanda a gcinntí laethúla - The Story of Your Stuff. - Jan 11 2022, 11:00 AM
Agus an EPA ag seoladh an comórtas The Story of Your Stuff 2022 inniu, iarrtar ar dhaltaí dara leibhéal ar fud na hÉireann na hiarmhairtí domhanda a baineann le gníomhartha áitiúla a mheas. Cuireann an comórtas roimh dhaltaí smaoineamh ar thionchar comhshaoil leathan a gcinntí laethúla. Iarrtar ar dhaltaí taighde a dhéanamh ar shaolré agus ar thionchar comhshaoil earra laethúil - mar shampla, scuab fiacla - nó gníomhaíocht laethúil - mar do lón a ithe, agus a gcuid torthaí a chur i láthair i slí cruthaitheach.