Seven industrial sites named on EPA’s latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement

Date released: Apr 20 2018

  • Seven industrial sites are currently on the EPA National Priority Sites List for Enforcement.
  • Four of the sites are in the agri-food sector. 
  • The seven sites represent less than 1% of industrial sites licensed by the EPA yet account for 26% of complaints and 13% of open compliance investigation files.
  • Five 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.  Seven 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 October 2017 to March 2018.  The EPA update the National Priority Sites list on a quarterly basis.

Reg. No.Licence NameCounty
P0812-01 Arrow Group  Kildare
P0802-02  Aurivo Dairy Ingredients Limited  Roscommon
P0690-03  C & F Automotive Limited  Westmeath
P1004-02 Glenmore Biogas Limited Donegal
P0815-02 Lacpatrick Dairies Limited Monaghan
P0180-02 Rosderra Irish Meats Group (Edenderry) Offaly
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 here.

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 at or by contacting the EPA at 053-9160600.

Notes to Editor

The five sites that have come off the previous National Priority Site List following improvements in compliance are:

Reg. NoLicence NameCounty
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
P0738-03 Shell E&P Ireland Limited Mayo