EPA publishes national criteria that allow for the safe reuse of site-won asphalt (road planings) as a by-product - Nov 30 2023, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published National By-Product Criteria for Site-Won Asphalt (road planings) from road developments.
Recycling rates slow as Ireland off track to meet key EU targets - Nov 27 2023, 10:00 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published the Circular Economy and Waste Statistics Highlights Report 2021. Ireland’s waste generation levels are continuing to rise and Ireland is failing to make sufficient inroads towards key EU recycling targets that apply from 2025 onwards.
Local authorities must prioritise environmental protection to improve air and water quality and increase waste recycling - Nov 13 2023, 10:00 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its report on the environmental enforcement performance of local authorities in 2022. The report shows that the scale of environmental enforcement work carried out by local authorities is significant.
EPA launches a National Air Quality Forecast - Nov 2 2023, 10:00 PM
EPA launches a National Air Quality ForecastThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today launched a national air quality forecast to provide greater information to the public regarding expected air quality in Ireland for up to three days - “Today", “Tomorrow” and the “Day after Tomorrow”.
New EPA Online Portal provides full and open access to environmental enforcement information - Nov 1 2023, 10:30 PM
The EPA has today launched the second phase of a major new Online service, the Licensing and Enforcement Access Portal or LEAP Online. Today’s release delivers the further enforcement information, including details of incidents, non-compliances, complaint summaries and also compliance investigations into issues detected at licensed sites.
Uisce Éireann must use its new investment plan to end pollution of our rivers and coastal waters from waste water - Oct 25 2023, 10:00 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report Urban Waste Water Treatment in 2022, released today, shows that Uisce Éireann has made progress in stopping discharges of raw sewage over the past year, with the connection of six villages to new treatment plants in 2022.
People in Ireland support climate policies, with some opposition specific to local concerns and issues - Oct 24 2023, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published two insight reports from its ‘Climate Change in the Irish Mind’ study. The reports ‘Climate Change in the Irish Mind - Support for Climate Policies’ and ‘Climate Change in the Irish Mind - Climate Risk Perceptions’ provide a detailed examination of some of the findings of the baseline study published in 2021.
“Urgent action needed to improve private drinking water quality”, says EPA. - Oct 19 2023, 10:00 PM
The EPA today released the Drinking Water Quality in Private Group Schemes and Small Private Supplies 2022 report. Drinking water is provided to approximately 200,000 people across rural communities in Ireland, by over 380 group water schemes.
EPA publishes national criteria for recycled aggregates
- Oct 17 2023, 10:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published National End-of-Waste Criteria for Recycled Aggregates. The criteria apply to aggregates recycled from construction and demolition waste, including soil and stone, concrete, bricks and ceramics.
EPA urges people in County Cork to check their homes
for cancer-causing radon
- Oct 4 2023, 2:05 PM
Today, at the National Radon Forum, the EPA and Cork County Council’s Library and Arts Service launched a library loan scheme of digital radon monitors and is calling on householders in County Cork to take the first step to protect themselves and their families from radon, a cancer-causing radioactive gas.
New Director Joins EPA Board - Sep 26 2023, 11:42 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to welcome David Flynn onto the EPA Board. David will take up his new position as Director of the EPA in October 2023.
Ireland’s ambition to move towards the health-based WHO air quality guidelines will be challenging, but will have a significantly positive impact on health - Sep 24 2023, 10:00 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its annual air quality report ‘Air Quality in Ireland 2022’.
EPA calls for urgent action to improve Ireland’s household and commercial waste segregation and recycling performance - Sep 21 2023, 10:00 PM
The EPA has today published the latest National Municipal Waste Characterisation Project. The project results show very little change in Ireland’s household and commercial waste management practices since 2018.
EPA Publishes Annual Report and Accounts for 2022
- Sep 12 2023, 4:15 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today published its Annual Report and Accounts 2022 detailing its role in protecting, improving and restoring Ireland’s environment through regulation, scientific knowledge and working with others.
EPA calls for measures to urgently tackle packaging waste generation - Aug 24 2023, 11:00 AM
Ireland is meeting current EU recycling targets and achieving high recycling rates for some streams such as glass, paper/cardboard and ferrous metals.
Bí i d’Eolaí Saoránaigh agus cuidigh leis an GCC tomhas a dhéanamh ar thruailliú an aeir i gCathair na Gaillimhe - Aug 21 2023, 11:00 AM
Sheol an Ghníomhaireacht um Chaomhnú Comhshaoil (GCC) agus Comhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe an tionscadal um Eolaíocht Saoránach ar a dtugtar Aer Glan Le Chéile (Cathair na Gaillimhe) inniu chun sonraí nua a bhailiú maidir le cáilíocht an aeir i gCathair na Gaillimhe.
Become a Citizen Scientist and help the EPA to measure air pollution in Galway City - Aug 21 2023, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Galway City Council, today launched the Clean Air Together (Galway City) Citizen Science project, to gather new data on the quality of the air in Galway City.
Drinking water quality remains high but resilience of many supplies needs to improve, says EPA. - Jul 31 2023, 10:00 PM
The EPA Drinking Water Quality in Public Supplies Report 2022 (insert link) released today, shows that over 99.7% of public water supplies comply with bacterial and chemical limits, which means our public water is safe to drink.
Ireland’s 2022 Greenhouse Gas Emissions show a welcome decrease, but much work remains to be done - Jul 13 2023, 10:00 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its provisional greenhouse gas emissions for Ireland for 2022. The figures show a reduction of 1.9 per cent compared to 2021, with emission reductions in all key sectors except Transport.
EPA calls on food sector businesses to commit to reducing food waste by signing the Food Waste Charter - Jun 29 2023, 10:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today launched a new Food Waste Charter, calling on all businesses and State Agencies operating across the food supply chain to sign up and commit to reducing food waste.
Fixing faulty septic tanks is taking too long, says EPA - Jun 27 2023, 10:00 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the report on Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems Inspections in 2022. The EPA examined the 1,143 inspections of domestic waste water treatment systems completed by local authorities in 2022.
EPA finds no significant improvement in the water quality of rivers and lakes - Jun 13 2023, 10:00 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published the report Water Quality in 2022 – An Indicators Report which provides an update on the water quality of Ireland’s rivers, lakes, estuaries, coastal, and groundwaters for 2022.
Outcome of prosecution arising from EPA investigation sends a clear message that those engaged in environmental crime will be held to account - Jun 9 2023, 1:00 PM
The former Director of Neiphin Trading Limited, operators of a waste facility in Kerdiffstown, Co Kildare, was today sentenced to three years in prison on each of three charges for serious environmental offences. The sentences will run concurrently with the final 12 months suspended.
Ireland projected to fall well short of climate targets, says EPA - Jun 1 2023, 10:00 PM
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 - May 26 2023, 10:00 AM
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 - May 24 2023, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today published its 2021 assessment of five key air pollutants which impact air quality, health and the environment.
The majority of Ireland’s bathing waters have excellent or good water quality - May 11 2023, 10:00 PM
The EPA has today published the Bathing Water Quality in Ireland report for 2022 which shows that water quality at the majority of Ireland’s bathing waters meets or exceeds the appropriate standards. 79% of bathing sites have 'Excellent’ water quality while 97% meet the minimum standard.
EPA announces increased funding of €16m for new research to address climate and environmental challenges - Apr 20 2023, 11:00 AM
Environmental and climate research in Ireland today received a boost with the announcement by the EPA of up to €16 million in funding for new research projects, representing a significant increase over previous years.
EPA Climate Change Lecture Series – ‘Ocean Circulation, Tipping Points and the Public Climate Debate’ - Apr 17 2023, 11:30 AM
The EPA, in partnership with Dublin City Council, is delighted to welcome Professor Stefan Rahmstorf, Co-Head of the Research Department on Earth System Analysis the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor of Physics of the Oceans at the University of Potsdam.
EPA’s review of 2022 shows the impact of environmental challenges and desire for action across Ireland - Apr 5 2023, 8:00 AM
EPA’s review of 2022 shows the impact of environmental challenges and desire for action across IrelandIn its Review of 2022 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highlights its work in addressing environmental challenges across Ireland.
Ireland’s power generation and industrial emissions decreased by four percent in 2022 - Apr 4 2023, 10:00 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 2022 from the ETS sector.
EPA calls for urgent focus on green public procurement by Government Departments - Mar 28 2023, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its second report on Green Public Procurement (GPP) activity in Government Departments.
EPA statement on the publication of the IPCC Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Cycle - Mar 20 2023, 4:55 PM
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.
EPA inspections find that the Food & Drink and Waste Sectors continue to dominate the EPA National Priority Site List - Feb 27 2023, 10:30 PM
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.
Hundreds of Cork City citizen scientists measure air pollution from traffic.
Clean Air Together Cork City – The Results!
- Feb 22 2023, 1:00 PM
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.
EPA awards €10.7 million for research to support environmental protection in Ireland - Jan 27 2023, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today announced €10.7 million of research funding for 42 research projects addressing climate change and other emerging, complex environmental problems.
Evidence shows consistent beliefs and attitudes on climate change across Ireland in both rural and urban areas.
See what your County thinks about Climate Change.
- Jan 19 2023, 9:01 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today released new interactive maps of Ireland that show national, regional, and county level data about people’s climate change beliefs, attitudes, policy preferences and behaviours.