EPA publishes latest National Priority Sites for Enforcement List

Date released: Oct 16 2018


EPA publishes latest National Priority Sites for Enforcement List
16 October 2018: The EPA has published the latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement today.  Nine sites are on the latest list for failing to meet the necessary environmental standards; this is an increase of four sites from the previous list.  These companies face further enforcement action from the EPA in order to secure compliance.

  • Five of the nine sites are from the agri-food sector. The main compliance issues are causing odour and noise nuisance and failing to properly manage wastewater discharges.
  • Three sites are from the waste sector.  The main compliance issues are poor waste management practices on site and causing odour.
  • The nine sites accounted for 43 percent of all complaints received in this period.

The following are the National Priority Sites for April-September 2018.  The EPA will update the National Priority Sites list on a quarterly basis.


Reg.NoLicence NameCounty
P0812-01 Arrow Group Kildare
P0690-03 C&F Automotive Ltd Westmeath
P0211-02 Eras Eco Ltd Cork
P1028-01 Glanbia Foods Ireland Ltd Laois
P0815-02 Lacpatrick Dairies Ltd Monaghan
P0180-02 Rosderra Irish Meats Group (Edenderry) Offaly
W0136-03 Starrus Eco Holdings Ltd (Munster) Cork
P1002-01 The Hammond Lane Metal Company Ltd Dublin
P0831-01 Western Brand Group Ltd Mayo


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 at www.epa.ie.

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

Further information: Annette Cahalane/ Emily Williamson, EPA Media Relations Office 053-9170770 (24 hours) or media@epa.ie

Notes to Editor

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