Irish Water Making Progress In Removing Tipperary Water Supplies From EPA’s Remedial Action List

Irish Water has made significant progress in addressing issues at Tipperary’s water supply schemes which are on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Remedial Action List (RAL). The Remedial Action List is updated quarterly by the EPA. Irish Water has a prioritised programme of investment for all schemes on the list and the current updated RAL which […]

Cashel to become Ireland’s first Zero Waste Town #zerowastecashel

  The heritage town of Cashel in County Tipperary is moving towards a cleaner, greener future as it begins the process to become Ireland’s first Zero Waste town. “Towards Zero Waste Cashel” is an 18-month pilot initiative which promotes reducing waste and repairing and repurposing items, and was officially launched on Thursday 2nd March at […]

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 […]

Public Consultation Launched for new Environmental Protection Agency Draft Strategy 2016-2020

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today announced that it is seeking the views of the public on the Agency’s fifth formal strategy, before its finalisation later this year.  The public consultation process offers interested parties the opportunity to submit suggestions on how the EPA should prioritise activities over the next number of years to […]

Financing & Funding Opportunities for Businesses that ‘Go Green’ National Conference on June 10th

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Business Programme, in association with Ibec is delighted to announce a full programme including high profile speakers for the upcoming ‘Financing & Funding Opportunities for Greening your Business’ event which will be held on the 10th of June in Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare.   The national conference is free to […]

Exploring Irish wetland habitats: EPA launches new schools’ resources

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new teaching resource to support Post Primary Schools in exploring wetland habitats such as rivers and lakes, turloughs, bogs and fens.   Speaking at the launch, Tadhg O’Mahony, Senior Scientific Officer, EPA said,   “Rich in biodiversity, wetland habitats provide a wide range of benefits and services.  Wetlands have an important […]

State of the Environment in Ireland 2012 – Meeting the Main Environmental Challenges

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding an international workshop today to look at the main environmental challenges facing Ireland.   The most recent ‘state of the environment’, assessment has confirmed that while Ireland’s environment is of a generally high standard, significant environmental challenges face Ireland in the medium term. Today’s event is one of three […]

Ireland meets 2010 Landfill Directive target

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr. Phil Hogan T.D., today 1 March 2012, welcomed the publication by the Environmental Protection Agency of the National Waste Report for 2010.   “It is encouraging to see proof that, through the actions of the public and business, supported by those involved in waste management […]