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Oifigeach Eolaíochta II (Leibhéal 4) Ceimiceoir Anailíseach

Uimhir Phoist: 000412, March 2024

Year: 2024

Comhlíonfaidh na hiarrthóirí rathúla ról Oifigeach Eolaíoch II (Leibhéal 4) Ceimiceoir Anailíseach i gCaisleán an Bharraigh agus i gCill Chainnigh, ag dul isteach i bhfoirne ardfheidhmíochta anailísithe i saotharlanna nua-aimseartha na ceimice uisce.

Scientific Officer II (Level 4) Analytical Chemist

Post No 000412, March 2024

Year: 2024

The successful candidates will fulfil the role of Scientific Officer II (Level 4) Analytical Chemist in Castlebar and Kilkenny, joining high-performance teams of analysts in modern water chemistry laboratories.

Solid Fuel Register

A list of registered solid fuel producers, for the period 1st September 2023 to 31st August 2024, February 2024

Year: 2024

Research 450

Research 450: Infrastructure Climate Change Risk Considering Interdependencies and Cascading Hazards

Authors: Ilaria Bernardini, Mark Tucker, Moreno Stellini and Emmanouil Kakouris, February 2024

Year: 2024

Extreme weather events such as storms, landslides, river floods and coastal phenomena have threatened and damaged many different regions across Ireland. These events, while rare and often short-lived, can have a devastating impact on critical infrastructure systems. As a result of climate change, these events are becoming more frequent and more intense, affecting not only physical infrastructure but also the environment and society as a whole. Using risk-based approaches in assessing the impacts of extreme weather events and climate change is a well-established method of identifying the most vulnerable infrastructure, assessing the risks posed to that infrastructure and developing strategies to minimise those risks. This report presents an overarching risk assessment methodology for assessing risks posed to critical infrastructure by climate change.

Anaerobic Digestion Technical Lead Inspector I (Level 3)

Post Number: 000411, February 2024

Year: 2024

The successful candidate will be responsible for the enforcement of waste licenses issued by the EPA and will fulfil the role of Technical Lead for the EPA on the regulation of industrial scale Anaerobic Digestion facilities.

Cigire I (Leibhéal 3) Ceannaire Teicniúil um Dhíleá Anaeróbach

Uimhir Phoist: 000411, February 2024

Year: 2024

Beidh an t-iarrthóir rathúil freagrach as forfheidhmiú na gceadúnas dramhaíola arna n-eisiúint ag an EPA agus comhlíonfaidh sé/sí ról Ceannaire Teicniúil don EPA maidir le saoráidí Díleá Anaeróbach ar scála tionsclaíoch a rialú.

Climate Research 2022

2022 Climate Research Highlights

The Climate Research Coordination Group (CRCG) supports and promotes coordination and knowledge exchange between state bodies involved in funding climate research in Ireland., February 2024

Year: 2024

This report has been prepared by the EPA on behalf of the Climate Research Coordination Group

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Climate Change in the Irish Mind Wave 2 Report 1

Year: 2024

This report provides an overview on the Irish public’s beliefs, attitudes, policy preferences and behaviours regarding climate change in the second wave of the Climate Change in the Irish Mind study.

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Milford Audit 18/10/2023

Year: 2024

Report of an audit carried out at Milford public drinking water supply on 18/10/2023

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Milford Audit 23/11/2022

Year: 2024

Report of an audit carried out at Milford public drinking water supply on 23/11/2022

Research 449

Research 449: Transboundary Climate Risks for the Island of Ireland (TCRII)

Authors: Conor Murphy, Kevin Leonard, Rory Moore and Stephen Flood, February 2024

Year: 2024

The island of Ireland is one of the most open economies in the world for trade and finance. While Ireland’s open economy, trade and finance links have helped to generate significant wealth and improve living standards, this also makes Ireland among the most vulnerable to climate change’s impacts on international trade. Transboundary Climate Risks (TCRs) cross national borders and are associated with the impacts of climate change. The Transboundary Climate Risks for the Island of Ireland (TCRII) project undertook a literature review and worked with stakeholders to identify approaches for the assessment of TCRs and synergies that can be leveraged on an all-island basis. The findings informed recommendations for better accounting for these emerging risks, to realise the national climate objective of achieving a climate-resilient economy and society by 2050.

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Climate Change in the Irish Mind Wave 1 Insight Report 3

Worry about Climate Change Impacts, February 2024

Year: 2024

This is a detailed examination of some of the findings of the 'Climate Change in the Irish Mind’ 2021, Wave 1 baseline study. The report explores strong correlations among worries about local environmental hazards and worries about future climate change hazards.

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Climate Change in the Irish Mind Wave 1 Insight Report 4

Intention Action Dynamic, February 2024

Year: 2024

This is a detailed examination of some of the findings of the 'Climate Change in the Irish Mind’ 2021, Wave 1 baseline study. The study reveals that high proportions of the population are likely to take at least one political action to reduce climate change in the next year, and that this intention is consistently in line with recent reported behaviour.

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Guidelines for the identification and proper management of hazardous fractions in construction and demolition waste

Year: 2024

Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste is the largest waste stream in Ireland. Some of this waste can contain hazardous materials. The correct classification of C&D waste is the foundation for ensuring that its characterisation, storage, collection, transportation, and treatment / disposal is carried out in a manner that provides protection for the environment and human health, and in compliance with legal requirements. Identifying and separating hazardous waste also allows the remaining non-hazardous waste to be more safely and effectively recycled, which contributes to more circular management of resources. To this end, the EPA has published guidance which will assist with the identification, characterisation, and proper management of hazardous materials in C&D waste within Ireland. The guidance is one of a series of actions under the National Hazardous Waste Management Plan.

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Hydrology Summary Bulletin - January 2024

Hydrology bulletin on rainfall, river flows, lake levels, groundwater levels and spring outflows for January 2024; published, February 2024

Year: 2024

Hydrology Summary Bulletin for January 2024 outlining the flows in rivers, rainfall, lake levels and turlough levels, groundwater levels and spring outflows of over 300 stations across Ireland

Research 448

Research 448: Antimicrobial Resistance and the Environment – Sources, Persistence, Transmission and Risk Management (AREST)

Authors: Dearbháile Morris, Niamh Cahill, Catherine Burgess, Enda Cummins, Finola Leonard, Brigid Hooban, Carlos Chique, Ciara Tyrrell, Shun Wang, Ciarán Monahan, Aoife Joyce, Kelly Fitzhenry, John Cullinan, Georgios Miliotis, Louise O’Connor, Deirdre Prendergast, Martin Cormican, Rita Gately, Rajat Nag, Fiona Brennan, Fiona Walsh and Xinmin Zhan, February 2024

Year: 2024

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is recognised globally as one of the greatest challenges to human and animal health. In 2021, Ireland’s second National Action Plan on AMR (iNAP2) strengthened Ireland’s commitment to tackling the challenge of AMR using the ‘One Health’ approach. The role of the environment in the persistence and transmission of AMR is the least studied element of the One Health paradigm. This was further highlighted by the analysis commissioned by the EPA in preparation for iNAP2. The findings of the AREST project add significantly to our understanding of this environmental dimension of AMR by (1) providing evidence of the extent of contamination of the Irish environment with antimicrobial-resistant organisms and antimicrobial resistance genes of clinical concern, (2) generating national-level data on the key sources, hotspots and drivers of AMR in the environment from the human health and agriculture sectors, and (3) providing key data and recommendations.

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Eionet Ireland - Network brochure (February 2024)

Year: 2024

National Focal Points (NFPs) are the primary national contact points in the Eionet and the EEA works closely with them. Typically based in a national environment agency or environment ministry an NFP is appointed by their EEA member country. The Environmental Protection Agency acts as the NFP for Ireland, coordinating environmental information exchange with the EEA and others. In its NFP role, the EPA maintains and develops the national network. It also facilitates and coordinates contacts, requests and deliveries between national and EU level. The summary booklet was updated in February 2024.