What We do

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for protecting and improving the environment as a valuable asset for the people of Ireland. We are committed to protecting people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation and pollution. We play key roles in environmental regulation, provision of knowledge and advocacy for the environment.

The EPA provides environmental data, assessments and evidence to inform decision making and implements effective regulation and environmental compliance systems – while working with others to advocate for a clean, healthy and well protected environment and sustainable environmental behaviour.

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EPA Annual Report & accounts 2019

EPA Annual Report & accounts 2019

Learn more about what the EPA achieved in 2019

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Annual highlights

Year in review

Highlights of 2019

Latest News and Press Releases

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EPA publishes its second Irish Language Scheme in accordance with the Official Languages Act, 2003

Date released: September 16, 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its second Irish language scheme 2022-2025, which sets out a range of areas in which we are committed to improving Irish language services to staff and customers over the next three years. The primary objective of the Official Languages Act is to ensure better availability and a higher standard of public services through Irish.

Foilsíonn an EPA a dara Scéim Ghaeilge de réir Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla, 2003

Date released: September 16, 2022

D'fhoilsigh an Ghníomhaireacht um Chaomhnú Comhshaoil (EPA) a dara scéim Ghaeilge 2022-2025 inniu, ina leagtar amach raon réimsí ina bhfuilimid tiomanta do sheirbhísí Gaeilge a fheabhsú don fhoireann agus do chustaiméirí sna trí bliana amach romhainn.

EPA survey shows climate change remains the most pressing environmental issue facing Ireland

Date released: February 28, 2022

The EPA today published its Year in Review highlighting achievements during 2021. Published with the report are the results of an EPA/Red C survey gauging public attitudes toward the environment.