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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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Medium Combustion Plant

A combustion plant is a device in which fuels are burned to make use of the heat generated. This includes boilers, turbines, and engines. The term medium is a reference to the size of the combustion plant.

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Coal bagging & solid fuels

The EPA is responsible for the administration of the Fuel Register and issues a unique registration number to each registered operator. Coal bagging or bailing operators must register with the EPA annually by September 01.

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The EPA is responsible for processing Air Pollution Act licence appeals.

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Air Pollution Appeals

Judicial Review Notice

Notice relating to Judicial Review process for Air Pollution Appeals

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Guidance on Unabated Operation

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Guidance on Unabated Operation at Large Combustion Plants Licensed by the EPA under Regulation 15 of S.I. No. 566 (European Union (Large Combustion Plants) Regulations 2012)

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Large decrease in air pollution from traffic in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions

Date released: November 22, 2021

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today launched its annual air quality report ‘Air Quality in Ireland 2020’. The report shows that, while air quality in Ireland is generally good and compares favourably with many of our European neighbours, there are worrying localised issues which lead to poor air quality.

Know Your NO₂: Become a Citizen Scientist and measure air pollution in Dublin

Date released: August 23, 2021

Today the EPA and the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce launched a Citizen Science project to gather new data on the quality of the air we breathe in Dublin. The Clean Air Together project is looking for 1,000 Dublin citizens to help measure air pollution in their local area.

Ireland continues to be in non-compliance with the EU National Emissions Ceiling Directive

Date released: June 03, 2021

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today published a compliance assessment for emissions of five key air pollutants which impact air quality, health and the environment.