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Research 381: An Irish Nutrient Platform to Underpin Sustainable Development

Authors: Vincent O’Flaherty, John McGrath, Dermot Hughes, Juan Castilla Archilla, Jose Antonio Pícon, Andrew Bartle, Therese Mahony, Katrina Macintosh and Etain Doherty, June 2021

Year: 2021

The UN Agenda for Sustainable Development consists of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), underpinned by 169 targets, which aim to “end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all”. These SDGs are expected to frame national policy agendas over the next 15 years in the context of both domestic and international policy, with an overarching desire to link environmental sustainability to sustainable economic development and the recognition that the management and protection of the environment are vital to economic wellbeing and a healthy society.

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EPA Annual Climate Change Conference 2021 Programme

Climate Solutions for a Better Tomorrow, June 2021

Year: 2021

Programme for the EPA Annual Climate Change Conference 23 & 24 June 2021

EPA Job application form for the post of Senior Programme Officer Corporate Governance

Year: 2021

EPA Job application form for the post of Senior Programme Officer Corporate Governance

Senior Programme Officer Corporate Governance

Post Number: 001896, June 2021

Year: 2021

Corporate governance is vitally important for the EPA in effectively discharging its statutory remit. The EPA has a Corporate Governance Unit to specifically oversee and implement the requirements of the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies (2016) as well as other corporate governance functions.

Oifigeach Cláir Sinsearach Rialachas Corparáideach

Uimh. Phoist 001896, June 2021

Year: 2021

Tá ríthábhacht ag baint leis an rialachas corparáideach don GCC lena shainchúram reachtúil a chomhlíonadh go héifeachtach. Tá Aonad Rialachais Chorparáidigh ag an GCC go háirithe chun riachtanais an Chóid Chleachtais um Rialachas Comhlachtaí Stáit (2016) a mhaoirsiú agus a chur i bhfeidhm, mar aon le feidhmeanna rialachais chorparáidigh eile.

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Research 380: Innovative Water Monitoring

Authors: Kevin Fitzgibbon, William Whelan-Curtin, Chinna Devarapu, Patricia Loren, Colin O’Sullivan and Ian Aherne, June 2021

Year: 2021

The Innovative Water Monitoring project aimed to create an additional innovative sensing system for real-time detection of water quality parameters, to support the existing water quality monitoring policies, programmes and requirements under the Water Framework Directive, the Bathing Water Quality legislation, etc. It has demonstrated the ability to detect two such parameters, nitrates and Escherichia coli (E. coli), using the system.

SEA of Local Authority Land Use Plans - EPA Recommendations and Resources

Year: 2021

This document forms part of submissions we make on Local Authority land-use plans undergoing strategic environmental assessments (SEA). It includes key environmental recommendations to consider, information on recently published relevant EPA reports and links to useful environmental resources for Local Authorities carrying out SEA of land-use plans. It is updated regularly and was last updated on the 14th June 2021

List of Authorised Source Transporters in Ireland

Year: 2021

List of Source Transporters in Ireland

Licence Application Form - Instructions for Applicants

Year: 2021

Licence Application Form Instructions

Licence Application Form Guidance

Year: 2021

Guidance for Applicants completing the Online Application Form

On-line application form templates

Year: 2021

On-line application form templates for use by IE/IPC/Waste applicants

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Research 379: Policy Coherence in Adaptation Studies: Selecting and Using Indicators of Climate Resilience

Authors: Stephen Flood, Ned Dwyer and Jeremy Gault, June 2021

Year: 2021

Adaptation action is now urgently needed to reduce the social, economic and environmental impacts of present and future climate change to ensure resilience to both extreme and slow-onset events under a changing climate. This project combines an analysis of international best practice and approaches to the development of climate adaptation indicators, co-designed by key stakeholder representatives from relevant state agencies and regional and national government, to identify a tailored suite of Ireland-relevant climate adaptation indicators. The co-design process identified a suite of 127 recommended indicators – 15 are climatological indicators, 23 are impact indicators, 32 are implementation indicators and 21 are outcome indicators. Ninety-one of these indicators were identified as priority.

EPA List of Approved Laboratories - 2020

Year: 2021

List of the laboratories that performed satisfactorily in the EPA intercalibration programme.

FOI Disclosure Log

Details of non-personal requests received under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, June 2021

Year: 2021

Details of non-personal requests received under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, published on a quarterly basis.

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National Environmental Policies For the EPA State of Environment Report 2020

Authors: Tadhg Coakley and Eileen O’Leary, June 2021

Year: 2021

In the recently published EPA report, Ireland's Environment 2020 - An Assessment, the need for an overarching environmental policy for the country was identified. This report examines national environmental policies across a number of countries, as well as a review of other related policies at an EU and international level.

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Research 378: Towards the Quantification of Blanket Bog Ecosystem Services to Water

Authors: Raymond Flynn, Francis Mackin and Florence Renou-Wilson, June 2021

Year: 2021

Blanket bogs are common in many areas of Ireland, contributing to our most iconic landscapes. However, although they cover approximately 13% of the country, natural processes sustaining blanket bogs remain poorly understood. This research aimed to better understand blanket bog hydrology through a 3-year programme in which researchers monitored the flow and water quality in streams draining Irish blanket bogs that are relatively intact.

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Longwood Public Drinking Water Supply

Year: 2021

Drinking Water Audit Report in respect of audit carried out on 23/04/21 at Longwood Public Drinking Water Supply

IE-GHG002-10335-5 Saint-Gobain Construction Products Ireland Ltd

Year: 2021

A Greenhouse Gas Emissions Permit authorises the holder to undertake named activities resulting in emissions of carbon dioxide from the listed emission points. It also contains requirements that must be met in respect of such emissions, including monitoring and reporting requirements. Allowances for emissions to air of greenhouse gases are allocated through the National Allocation Plan.