Irish researchers for Climate Action secure €12.9m in EU funding over 3 years

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports and encourages the participation of the Irish Research Community under Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for research and innovation. The EPA today congratulates successful Irish researchers who have secured competitive funding of €12.9 million from the Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials (Climate Action) sub-programme of […]

Over ninety private water supplies, affecting over 5,400 people, were found to be on boil water notices, says EPA

One fifth of the population, mostly in rural areas, get their drinking water from private water supplies. The remainder of the population are supplied by public water supplies which are the responsibility of Irish Water. Boil water notices were imposed on 94 private water supplies during the 2015 reporting period, affecting a population of over […]

The Environmental Protection Agency Calls On Secondary Schools To Tell – The Story Of Your Stuff

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has teamed up with young photographer and music video director, Christian Tierney to launch an exciting new competition for secondary schools today themed The Story of Your Stuff.  Students are invited to choose an everyday object such as a pen, mobile phone or a water bottle and use a visual […]

Owners urged to ensure end-of-life vehicles and waste tyres are managed by authorised waste treatment facilities

Ireland met the EU End-of-Life Vehicle Directive targets for 2014 but based on the current reuse, recycling and recovery trends, Ireland is at high risk of missing new, higher targets in force since January 2015. Approximately 87,000 end-of-life vehicles were treated in 2014 and 82% of their material was reused or recycled. Approximately 28,000 tonnes […]

Radon: The Silent Killer – EPA Calls For People To Test Homes For Radon

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is calling on people in High Radon Areas to test their homes for radon.  Since 2010 the EPA’s Office of Radiological Protection has carried out awareness campaigns in the 12 radon priority counties and undertaken testing for 4,700 householders. Of the homes tested, over 700 had raised radon levels and […]

EPA Supports Ireland’s Businesses, Farmers And communities In Becoming More Sustainable

Innovative Irish organisations and individuals are taking steps to reduce their impact on the environment, and their bank balances, by being more efficient, says the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as it releases its report, Towards a Resource Efficient Ireland: Annual Report for 2015. The EPA supports resource efficiency initiatives right around Ireland.This work targets reductions […]

Tips And Advice For Anyone Planning A Trip To The Beach

With schools closed, the summer holidays in full swing and temperatures set to hit 30 degrees in some parts of the country today, now is the time to plan a trip to one of Ireland’s beautiful beaches and lakes. To help you choose where to go, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides up-to-date information on […]

Making It Easier For You To Get Information About Your Local Water Catchment

Developed in collaboration with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and the new Local Authority Waters and Communities Office, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today launched a new website www.catchments.ie.  Key features of the site include maps and community-based stories making it easier for people to get information about water quality in […]

Composting And Anaerobic Digestion Of Waste Continues To Grow In 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency has today released 2015 figures on composting and anaerobic digestion of biodegradable waste in Ireland, coinciding with the opening of the Global Organic Resources Congress in Dublin. The quantity of biodegradable waste sent for composting and anaerobic digestion increased by 11 per cent between 2013 and 2015 (from 271,000 tonnes to […]

Keen to live green? Livegreen.ie online resource for householders and families launched today

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today launched the new Livegreen.ie online resource for householders and families.  Livegreen.ie provides trusted and reliable advice and guidance on a range of environmental and health matters, supporting the public in accessing up to date environmental information. Speaking at the launch Laura Burke, EPA Director General said: “Living green means […]

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