Advertisement
This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 10 °C Sunday 5 April, 2020

#EPA

# epa - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

ESB failed to report 48 cases of underground cables leaking 'hazardous' oil

Approximately 177km of fluid-filled cables remain in service in Ireland.

# epa - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Here's how to reduce food waste this Christmas week

Don’t bin those leftovers.

# epa - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Quiz: Can you name these Irish rivers from above?

The past 30 years have seen a sharp decline in the quality of Ireland’s rivers, according to a new report.

# epa - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Water quality in almost half of Ireland's lakes and rivers deemed unsatisfactory

Coastal waters had the highest proportion of water bodies in good or high ecological status, according to an EPA report.

# epa - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Irish newspaper coverage of climate change low by European standards and 'predominantly political'

Research found that climate science was generally not contested in Irish reporting.

# epa - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Thousands of kilos of potent greenhouse gas leaked from an ESB station. The EPA wasn't told

SF6 is a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 23,000 times that of carbon dioxide.

# epa - Thursday 31 October, 2019

'Small black particles' at Irish Water plant led to boil water notice for 600,000 people last week

The agency confirmed that a blockage was the main reason for last week’s notice.

# epa - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Boil water notice: Series of events at Leixlip plant in March led to 'significant risk to safety of supply'

The audit found Irish Water failed to take samples of treated water during the critical period following the incident.

# epa - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Dublin boil water notice to remain in place for at least another day

The notice impacts approximately 600,000 people.

Irish Water apologises to 600,000 customers affected by boil water notice

The notice impacts approximately 600,000 people and is expected to stay in place for a number of days.

# epa - Thursday 19 September, 2019

'A toxic decision': Protest planned after EPA gives green light for Irish Cement Ltd to burn waste

Limerick Against Pollution said “4,400 objections” were lodged against the plans.

# epa - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Rise in presence of faecal parasite in Irish water supplies in 2018 EPA

Rise in presence of faecal parasite in Irish water supplies in 2018

The EPA has seen detections of Cryptosporidium in 25 public water supplies in 2018, up from 17 in 2017

# epa - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Bad smells at waste sites led to hundreds of complaints to the EPA last year

The complaints were outlined in EPA’s industrial and waste licence enforcement report, launched today.

# epa - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Levels of dangerous air pollutant NO2 possibly exceeding limits on M50 and on Dublin streets

A new report from the Environment Protection Agency looks at indicators of the levels of NO2 in the air in Dublin.

# epa - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Warning of 'odour' near Ringsend as EPA says plumes to continue until waste water plant upgrade

It follows an apparent leak at the plant this week.

# epa - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Ireland set to miss greenhouse emissions targets unless action taken, EPA warns

New policies are needed if Ireland is to meet carbon emissions targets, the EPA has said.

# epa - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Internal documents show up to one million litres of oil leaked from ESB underground cables

An RTÉ Investigates programme will look into the pollution.

# epa - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Here are the five bathing areas classified as 'poor' in Ireland

The classifications are contained in the EPA Bathing Water report for 2018.

# epa - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Over 7,000 litter fines were issued around the country last year

Dublin City Council issued the most fines at 1465.

# epa - Friday 30 November, 2018

Water quality in Irish rivers and lakes is more often getting worse, not better

The results are from a new report by the EPA.

# epa - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Raw sewage from 38 towns and villages flowing into our environment, report says

The EPA’s Dr Tom Ryan said our health is being put at risk due to the impact on our rivers, lakes and coastal waters.

# epa - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Irish Water to write to 140,000 homes and businesses with 'at risk' supplies

Approximately 366,000 people are affected.

# epa - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Decision to grant Irish Cement licence to burn alternative fuels delayed after 3,500 objections

The number of objections from the public “continues to rise”, a spokesperson for the EPA said.

# epa - Friday 6 July, 2018

# epa - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Ireland's drinking water due to comply with EU standards by 2020, 16 years after deadline

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual report for last year found that in general quality of the public drinking supply remained high.

# epa - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

The EPA says the air quality in Dublin is fine - despite warnings that it was 'hazardous'

Some Android users were alerted to a possible hazard in the air.

# epa - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Here are the best and worst beaches in Ireland to go swimming

Seven coastal bathing waters have failed to meet the minimum standard.

# epa - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Irish Water fined €6,000 for delaying works needed to reduce cancer-linked pollution levels

A court heard drinking water from treatment plants had excessive levels of THMs.

# epa - Sunday 18 March, 2018

County breakdown: Here's how much is being spent tackling illegal dumping

An anti-dumping initiative supported 229 projects across the country last year.

# epa - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'I've had enough': Hundreds of complaints about foul odours across the country

Many of the complaints related to the burning of rubbish by their neighbours.

# epa - Friday 1 December, 2017

Despite setbacks, the Poolbeg incinerator is now fully up and running

The Dublin Waste to Energy project is a public private partnership between Dublin City Council and recycling and energy company Covanta.

# epa - Monday 27 November, 2017

Ireland needs to 'get serious' about reducing emissions after 3.5% rise in 2016

Ireland is trying to reduce its emissions in order to comply with EU regulations and avoid a hefty €75 million fine in 2020.

# epa - Monday 6 November, 2017

Burning fuel is the biggest threat to Ireland's air quality

There were 1,510 premature deaths in Ireland in 2014 directly attributable to poor air quality levels.

# epa - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

There are 87 'at-risk' drinking water supplies in Ireland

58 have elevated levels of trihalomethanes and 25 lack adequate treatment to prevent cryptosporidium.

# epa - Thursday 31 August, 2017

In the 1980s over 500 Irish river sites were of pristine quality, now there are just 21

A major study by the EPA has put the spotlight on Ireland’s water quality.

# epa - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'The reality is it produces dangerous toxins': Concerns about plan to burn tyres at Limerick plant

Irish Cement wants to burn tyres and other industrial waste at its factory in Mungret.

# epa - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Five worst offenders for breaching environmental laws named

Two of the sites are in Tipperary, while there is one each in Kildare, Limerick and Offaly.

# epa - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Now you can find out where the safest, cleanest beaches are before you leave home

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week launched Beaches.ie.

# epa - Friday 9 June, 2017

Emissions data from first week of activity at Poolbeg incinerator yet to be published

Yesterday, 11 people were treated at hospital after an ‘uncontrolled release’ in the newly-opened plant.

# epa - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Public health could be 'at risk' from exposure to microplastics in drinking water

A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency delves into the source of microplastics in our waters.

1 2 3