EPA Prosecutes Irish Water (Abbeydorney WWTP)

Hearing Date: February 19, 2020

On 19th of February 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Irish Water (Abbeydorney - Waste Water Treatment Plant) at Dublin Metropolitan District Court. 

Irish Water pleaded guilty to breaching Condition 3.2 of its Waste Water Discharge Licence (D0417-01) as follows: 

  • On or about the 30th of August 2017, one or more specified discharges from the waste water works exceeded the emission limit values set out in Schedule A: Discharges and Discharge Monitoring, of the said Licence.

Judge Halpin, having heard the evidence convicted Irish Water and imposed a fine of €2,000.  Costs were also awarded to the Agency.