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.


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
New EPA Online portal will provide greater transparency and easier public access to environmental enforcement information

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.

EPA inspections find that the Food & Drink and Waste Sectors continue to dominate the EPA National Priority Site List

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.

“Continuing risks to public health in private drinking water supplies are not being tackled”, says EPA

Date released: November 24, 2022

The EPA today released the Drinking Water Quality in Private Group Schemes and Small Private Supplies 2021 report.