EPA publishes latest National Priority Sites for Enforcement List

Date released: Jan 30 2018

  • Eight industrial sites are on the current EPA National Priority Site List for enforcement.
  • Four of the sites are from the agri-food sector.
  • Six of the sites account for more than half of all complaints received in 2017.  The complaints were made about odour, noise or dust. The EPA is continuing to focus its enforcement effort to ensure that sites do not cause nuisance.
  • Four sites have come off the previous National Priority Site List following improvements in compliance.    

The EPA has published its latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement.  Eight sites licensed by the EPA are on the list for failing to meet the necessary environmental standards.  These companies face further enforcement action. 

The National Priority Sites for Enforcement system was launched by the EPA in July 2017 to drive further environmental compliance at industrial and waste facilities. 

Licensed facilities are identified as National Priority Sites for Enforcement using a system developed by the EPA.  Points are allocated to each site based on compliance data such as complaints, incidents and non-compliances over the previous six months.  Sites which exceed a certain threshold become a National Priority Site and are targeted by the EPA for further enforcement action.

The following are the National Priority Sites for Quarter 4 2017.  The EPA will update the National Priority Sites list on a quarterly basis.

Reg. No. Licence Name County
P0812-01 Arrow Group   Kildare
W0178-02 East Galway Residual Landfill Site Galway
P0960-01 Green Pasture Meat Processors Limited Longford
P0029-05 Irish Cement Limited (Limerick) Limerick
P0792-02 Nutricia Infant Nutrition Limited Cork
P0180-02 Rosderra Irish Meats Group (Edenderry) Offaly
P0738-03 Shell E&P Ireland Limited Mayo
P0320-02 T & J Standish (Roscrea) Limited Offaly

Further details of the National Priority Sites scoring system and the list of sites can be found on the EPA website.

Enforcement information on all sites can be found under the Licence Search pages of the EPA website.

Complaints about licensed sites can be made on-line or by contacting the EPA at 053-9160600.

Notes to Editor:

The four sites that have come off the previous National Priority Sites List for Enforcement following improvements in compliance are:

P0791-02   - Arrabawn Co-operative Society Limited, Tipperary
W0147-01  - Ashgrove Recycling, Cork
P0390-04   - Carbery Food Ingredients Limited, Cork
P0403-03   - Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited (Mallow), Cork

Two sites have come back on to the list following further compliance issues. These are Irish Cement, Limerick and Rosderra Irish Meats Group, Edenderry.