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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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Dumping at Sea (DaS)

Dumping at sea from vessels, aircraft or offshore installation of a substance or material without a permit is prohibited by the Dumping at Sea Act 1996 as amended. The purpose of a Dumping at Sea permit is to regulate the dumping of material at sea.

Latest publications in Monitoring & Assessment

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2021 Code of Practice for Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems

This publication will assist authorities, developers, system manufacturers, system designers, installers and operators to deal with various systems.

he 2021 Code of Practice for Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems (Population Equivalent ≤ 10) provides guidance on the site characterization, design, operation and maintenance of domestic waste water treatment systems.

Latest News and Press Releases

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Water quality of our rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal areas continues to decline, says EPA

Date released: October 13, 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published the Water Quality in Ireland Report 2016-2021 which provides the latest assessment of the quality of Ireland’s rivers, lakes, estuaries, coastal and groundwaters.

78% of Ireland’s bathing sites have excellent water quality

Date released: May 12, 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published the Bathing Water in Ireland report for 2021, which shows that 78 per cent of bathing sites have excellent water quality, while 97 per cent meet the minimum standard.

Urgent action needed to curb nitrogen pollution in Ireland’s waters, says EPA

Date released: July 14, 2021

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published the Water Quality in 2020: An Indicators Report which provides an assessment of the quality of Ireland’s rivers, lakes, estuaries and groundwaters.

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