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 […]

Irish households throw away one third of food every week

– New campaign urges Irish people to reduce food waste and make use of brown bin –  . Irish households must become more active in preventing food waste and managing their food waste appropriately, according to a new campaign run by the three Regional Waste Management Offices. The campaign, which will run across radio, online […]

Ireland is getting serious about tackling Food Waste

  The EPA is hosting its second Forum on Food Waste on 9th March 2017.  The Forum will be addressed by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, T.D., who has signalled that Food Waste is a priority issue.  At the Forum, the Minister will announce the formation of an Action Group to […]

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 […]

EPA – 2016 A year of progress – and challenges ahead that require input of all sectors and all citizens

The EPA Year in Review 2016 shows that while we have made much progress on environmental issues in Ireland, we now face complex challenges that require the input of all sectors and all citizens. This was underlined by the publication last year of the sixth State of the Environment  report. The report showed that the […]

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 Confirms Tipperary Remains ‘High Priority’ For Radon Gas Reductions – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Denis Naughten to introduce a grant support for residents of counties deemed ‘High Priority’ with respect to excessive Radon gas emissions. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed that County Tipperary remains an area of […]

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