The EPA's Role in Compliance & Enforcement

The EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement (OEE) ensures that major industrial, waste and wastewater operations in Ireland comply with environmental law to ensure that they don’t endanger human health or harm the environment.

We also regulate the supply of clean drinking water and we oversee the environmental protection work of local councils.

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How to make an environmental complaint

The EPA is committed to protecting people and the environment from the harmful effects of pollution.  As part of this commitment, we provide a simple system for members of the public to make complaints about environmental pollution, disturbance or damage.

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Environmental Data Exchange Network (EDEN)

EDEN is the EPA's online web portal for Local Authorities and licensees to communicate with the EPA on numerous applications.

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LEAP Online

The Licence and Enforcement Access Portal (LEAP) provides public access to compliance and enforcement records

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Industrial and Waste Licence Enforcement

2022 Summary Report

This report summarise details of the OEE's enforcement activities at licensed industrial and waste sites for 2022

Latest News and Press Releases

in: Compliance & Enforcement
Odour and Noise Complaints accounted for 90 per cent of all complaints to the EPA in 2023

Date released: March 26, 2024

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its Industrial and Waste Licence Enforcement Summary 2023. The report gives details of enforcement activities across the 889 licensed facilities in 2023.

Local authorities must prioritise environmental protection to improve air and water quality and increase waste recycling

Date released: November 13, 2023

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.

New EPA Online Portal provides full and open access to environmental enforcement information

Date released: November 01, 2023

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.