The EPA's role

The EPA is at the front line of environmental protection and policing. As part of its wide range of functions the EPA manages an environmental research programme that delivers essential scientific support for environmental policy development, implementation and broader decision making. Since 1994, the EPA has funded research that has increased national understanding of our environment, the challenges it faces and responses to these. EPA Research focuses on achieving environmental objectives, informing policy and bringing together researchers and research users. The EPA is responsible for coordinating environmental research in Ireland.

The EPA Research Programme is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications.

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EPA Research

Putting Science and Innovation at the centre of environmental protection in Ireland through the development and proactive transfer of knowledge.


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EPA Research 2030

EPA Research 2030 is a ten-year high-level framework for the EPA's research programming (2021-2030), designed to be agile, responsive and flexible.

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EPA-funded research

Learn more about EPA-funded research and its outputs

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Communicating EPA-funded research

EPA-funded research is communicated to a wide range of audiences

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International collaboration and funding

Learn more about international research collaboration and transnational research funding opportunities

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Latest News and Press Releases

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EPA announces funding of €14.3m for new research to address climate and environmental challenges

Date released: February 14, 2024

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced new funding for Environmental and climate research in Ireland, with funding of €14.3 million awarded for 33 new research projects.

EPA announces increased funding of €16m for new research to address climate and environmental challenges

Date released: April 20, 2023

Environmental and climate research in Ireland today received a boost with the announcement by the EPA of up to €16 million in funding for new research projects, representing a significant increase over previous years.

EPA awards €10.7 million for research to support environmental protection in Ireland

Date released: January 27, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today announced €10.7 million of research funding for 42 research projects addressing climate change and other emerging, complex environmental problems.