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.
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.
This section provides links to areas of public interest under compliance and enforcement.
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Date released: May 26, 2023
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.
Date released: February 27, 2023
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.
Date released: November 24, 2022
The EPA today released the Drinking Water Quality in Private Group Schemes and Small Private Supplies 2021 report.