CORINE 2012 has been released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this is an update in the CORINE data series. It is produced by the EPA for the European Environment Agency. This is a national landuse landcover dataset for 2012 produced at a 25 hectare resolution.
Dioxin Levels in the Irish Environment 2014 - raw data, September 2014
Raw data for dioxins 2014 - see 2014 Annual Air Quality Report for full report on dioxin survey 2014.
The five-volume report (plus a Summary document) gives an account of the investigations into animal health problems in the Askeaton area of Co. Limerick, carried out in the period 1995—1998. The volumes are as follows: Main Report (and Summary); Animal Health; Soil, Herbage, Feed & Water; Human Health; Environmental Quality.
Ireland's Environment 2012 provides an integrated assessment of the overall quality of Ireland's environment, the pressures being placed on it and the societal responses to current and emerging environmental issues.
The protocol outlines details of a system for investigating serious animal and human health problems which may arise and for which explanations are not readily obvious.
This leaflet explains how climate change issues can be considered in strategic environmental assessment (SEA), with particular reference to the requirements of European Directive 2001/42/EC (the "SEA Directive"). It explains what climate change impacts are and how they can be described, predicted and addressed.
To successfully implement the SEA Directive requirements, plan-makers need to apply best practice techniques where possible. This should be part of an overall approach that makes it easy to comply with the SEA Directive and which also promotes sustainable development. This project aims to develop an SEA methodology that meets these goals.
Consultation Draft of the EPA's SEA Process Checklist to assist in undertaking a full SEA, January 2013
Consultation Draft of the Environmental Protection Agency's SEA Process Checklist to assist in undertaking a full SEA
Executive summary of the findings of the national study to determine the effectiveness of SEA in Ireland related to the Regional Planning Guidelines. Recommendations are put forward in relation to guidance, training & awareness, data collection/provision & sharing and governance and legislation.
This is the report of the review of effectiveness review of SEA in Ireland in relation to the Regional Planning Guidelines., December 2012
Findings of the review of the effectiveness of SEA in Ireland in relation to the Regional Planning Guidelines
Through the National SEA (Environmental Authority) Technical Forum the 5 SEA statutory environmental authorities in Ireland have jointly developed an SEA Action Plan to implement the key priority recommendations of the SEA Effectiveness Review. The implementation of this Action Plan will be dependent on a shared responsibility in delivering the key priority recommendations.
The key findings and recommendations from the 'Effectiveness Review of SEA in Ireland' are presented in this report. Recommendations are included to address issues relating to guidance, training & awareness, data collection, provision & sharing and governance and legislation.
This document summarises the key findings and recommendations of the 'Review of Effectiveness of SEA in Ireland' main report.
Register of former mine sites and tailings ponds (1996)
This joint project created an inventory of Irelands Historic Mine Sites. The investigations assess the potential risk posed by these sites to humans, animal health and the surrounding environment.
This fourth state of the environment report evaluates the state of the environment across a number of themes including, climate change, water quality, air quality and emissions, waste, chemicals, land, soil, biodiversity and environmental noise.
Environmental Indicators for Ireland, May 2006
This is the third indicator report prepared by the Environmental Protection Agency that sets out, using key indicators, the current state of the environment, trends over time and the underlying causes of environmental damage. It also examines the main environmental challenges for the key economic sectors in Ireland.
The EPA, the Geological Survey of Ireland and the Exploration & Mining Division of the Department of Communication, Marine & Natural Resources are undertaking a joint project. The project will carry out detailed site investigations and characterisaton on priority historic mine sites in Ireland. The attached doucment is the project proposal associated with the project.
Cattle deaths from lead poisoning in 1999 on a farm in Silvermines, Co Tipperary, triggered a comprehensive investigation. This report presents the expert group’s final recommendations for guideline values for lead in the environment and provids guidance on human health, animal health and the environment. The report also set out additional work and research needs.
Report by EPA on an investigation of the Tynagh Mine site including recommendations in relation to ongoing management of the site. The report does not deal with the ultimate remediation and rehabilitation of the site.