EPA publishes Guidelines on the information to be contained in Environmental Impact Assessment Reports

The EPA has published updated Guidelines for preparing Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIARs) for projects covered by the EIA Directive. The Guidelines are a statutory document that should be regarded by those preparing EIARs and the decision makers considering the EIARs. These guidelines should improve the quality of EIARs, making the overall process clearer and […]

EPA Climate Change Lecture Series – The Role of Communications in Driving Climate Action

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delighted to welcome Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, founder and Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of the Environment. The public lecture will take place on Thursday 28th at 7:15 pm at the EPIC Museum Dublin and will also […]

‘The story of tissues’ video claims top prize in the EPA’s The Story of Your Stuff 2022 competition

A video exploring the environmental lifecycle and impact of tissues has won the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) The Story of Your Stuff 2022 competition. This year’s competition attracted over 200 entries from schools across the country, as well as the highest number of Irish language entries to date. The winning entry was created by Wong […]

EPA enforcement efforts targeted unauthorised peat extraction, waste management and water quality issues in 2021

The EPA carried out 1,295 inspections at EPA licensed sites during the year, a 19 per cent increase compared with 2020. The EPA carried out a number of targeted enforcement campaigns in 2021 including: 48 inspections at unauthorised peat extraction sites 41 inspections at waste licensed sites, with a focus on improving fire risk management […]

EPA statement on the publication of the IPCC Working Group 2 report – Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

This IPCC Report highlights the interlinked threat posed by climate change for human health ecosystems and biodiversity. The roles and benefits of planned adaptation in reducing climate exposure and vulnerability are highlighted in the report, as well as the need to avoid short term adaptation responses which could – in the longer term – amplify […]

GIY launch ‘WASTED’ with some of Ireland’s Top Chefs on board

To reduce the 200,000 tonnes of food going to waste in the Irish foodservice sector each year     GIY has joined forces with some of Ireland’s top chefs to launch ‘WASTED’ a national, peer-to-peer education programme for chefs to reduce food waste in the foodservice industry. The initiative is supported by the Department of […]

EPA survey shows climate change remains the most pressing environmental issue facing Ireland

For the 4th year in a row, climate change is seen as the most pressing environmental issue facing Ireland. 86 per cent of adults agree that the environment is a valuable asset to the people of Ireland. Four in five adults found that having a clean, unpolluted environment and access to nature or the environment […]

EPA competition asks second-level students to consider the global impact of their everyday decisions – The Story of Your Stuff

“Now more than ever, we can’t lose sight of our power as individuals to bring about change,” says EPA Second-level students from across Ireland are asked to consider the global consequences of local actions as the EPA launches The Story of Your Stuff competition 2022. The competition asks students to think about the wider environmental […]

IFA and Bord Gáis Energy Launch New Solar Energy Pilot

IFA and Bord Gáis Energy launched a comprehensive solar pilot for farmers today.   The project, which has been in development for over a year, reached a key milestone this week with the successful installation and commissioning of two farms. Martin Stapleton, Chairman of IFA Member Services said, “IFA and Bord Gáis Energy have invested […]

Over 4,000 Householders benefit from MyWaste.ie’s Food Waste Separation Roadshow

More than 4,000 households have benefited from MyWaste.ie’s Food Waste Separation Road Show which visited 11 locations across the country in November and December this year.   As part of the roadshow MyWaste.ie’s Food Waste Separation Teams travelled to some of Ireland’s largest towns, met with shoppers, and handed out free household food waste separation […]

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