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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Latest publications in Governance

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EPA Annual Report & Accounts 2021

EPA Annual Report & Accounts 2021

The Environmental Protection Agency Annual Report and Accounts for 2021 provide details of the work undertaken during the year and include the financial statements.

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EPA 2021 in Review

Year in review

Highlights of achievements by the EPA during 2021 including findings from a survey of public attitudes to the environment.

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EPA Strategic Plan 2022-2026

This strategy, the EPA’s sixth, sets out what we intend to achieve over the next five years in delivering our mandate and our purpose to protect, improve and restore our environment through regulation, scientific knowledge and working with others.

Latest News and Press Releases

in: Corporate Information
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.