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Waste water

All discharges to the aquatic environment from sewerage systems owned, managed and operated by Water Services Authorities will require a waste water discharge licence or certificate of authorisation from the EPA. Read more below.

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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.