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: 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.
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.
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.