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

in: Corporate Information
New Website Helps People Make Informed Environmental Choices

Date released: June 01, 2021

In the lead up to World Environment Day on the 5th June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its new website www.epa.ie.

New Director Joins EPA Board

Date released: April 19, 2021

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to welcome Sharon Finegan onto the EPA Board. Sharon took up her new position as Director of the Office of Environmental Sustainability on the 19 April 2021.

EPA survey shows 84 per cent of people say access to nature was important for mental health in 2020

Date released: February 12, 2021

The EPA today published its 2020 Year in Review report which highlights key activities throughout the year