EPA And An Taisce Launch GLOBE, An International Citizen Science Schools’ Programme

“We in the EPA recognise our important role in providing online, up-to-date and accessible information on the environment to stakeholders. We are working hard to make environmental information interesting and relevant to the public, to stimulate increased engagement with the environment and to mobilise sustainable behaviours”, said Laura Burke, Director General of the Environmental Protection […]

Make Savings Through Smart Farming At National Ploughing Championships

All farmers are invited to visit the Smart Farming Team at the IFA Stand during the National Ploughing Championships next week to find out how they could make savings of up to €5,000 thorough the cost savings programme. IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney said the programme offers an important double dividend, with the potential to […]

EPA Warns 5 Industrial Sites To Improve Their Environmental Performance

The EPA has today launched a new enforcement initiative to drive further environmental compliance at industrial and waste facilities.  Licensed facilities with the poorest compliance status are identified as National Priority Sites for enforcement using a new system developed by the EPA.  Points are allocated to each site based on compliance data such as complaints, incidents and […]

Our Teenagers Tell Great Stories’, says the EPA. The Story of Your Stuff winners announced: www.thestoryofyourstuff.ie

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today announced the winner of The Story of Your Stuff competition.  Iga Manulak and Emma Jackson, students at St. Mary’s College, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, wowed the judges with their entry.  Natural resources are finite and their winning entry showed that we need to be thoughtful in relation to everything […]

€8.2 million available for Environmental Research in the EPA Research Call for 2017 to help tackle major societal challenges

The EPA has today launched its Annual Research Call seeking proposals to help identify solutions to emerging and complex environmental problems.  The 2017 Research Calls have a particular focus on the importance of a clean, protected environment for our health, our wellbeing and our quality of life, in line with the current EPA Strategic Plan, […]

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 […]

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