EPA

€400k available for research on nitrous oxide from peatlands

€400k available for research on nitrous oxide from peatlands

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting research proposals to explore land management and nitrous oxide from peatlands. Proposals will...

May 18, 2022

EPA Climate Change Conference 2022 to take place next month

EPA Climate Change Conference 2022 to take place next month

Registration is now open for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Change Conference 2022, which will take place next month....

May 16, 2022

Ammonia emissions non-compliant with reduction commitments – EPA

Ammonia emissions non-compliant with reduction commitments – EPA

Widespread implementation of ammonia reduction technologies in agriculture is needed for Ireland’s compliance with EU air pollutant reduction targets, according...

April 22, 2022

Almost €12m available for climate or environmental projects

Almost €12m available for climate or environmental projects

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making €11.7 million available for environmental projects from the research community to help address...

April 17, 2022

EPA makes 48 inspections on ‘unauthorised peat extraction sites’ in 2021

EPA makes 48 inspections on ‘unauthorised peat extraction sites’ in 2021

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carried out 48 inspections at ‘unauthorised peat extraction sites’ in 2021. The EPA published its...

March 5, 2022

EPA survey: Almost two thirds of people want reduction in national herd

EPA survey: Almost two thirds of people want reduction in national herd

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today (Friday, December 10) published the first report from its ‘Climate Change in the...

December 10, 2021

IFA critical of EPA boss comments on dairy expansion

IFA critical of EPA boss comments on dairy expansion

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has hit out at recent comments from the director general of the Environmental Protection Agency...

September 30, 2021

Measures needed ‘at policy, industry and individual level’ to halt rise in packaging waste

Measures needed ‘at policy, industry and individual level’ to halt rise in packaging waste

New data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highlights the need for Ireland “to implement measures at policy, industry and...

September 10, 2021

Ireland ‘warmer and wetter’ due to climate change – report

Ireland ‘warmer and wetter’ due to climate change – report

Global climate change has made Ireland “warmer and wetter”, according to a new report published this morning (Thursday, August 12)....

August 12, 2021

EPA welcomes ‘important and timely’ climate-change report

EPA welcomes ‘important and timely’ climate-change report

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has welcomed the publication of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

August 9, 2021

Water quality: Recent improvements ‘must be acknowledged’

Water quality: Recent improvements ‘must be acknowledged’

Following the release of a report into water quality by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this morning (Wednesday, April 14),...

July 14, 2021

What can we do to protect and improve water quality?

What can we do to protect and improve water quality?

Farmers can take a number of measures to help both water quality and, in some cases, their own pockets, according...

July 14, 2021

Nitrogen levels too high in 47% of Irish rivers – EPA

Nitrogen levels too high in 47% of Irish rivers – EPA

Nitrogen levels are too high in almost half of all Irish rivers – and a quarter of Irish groundwaters –...

July 14, 2021

EPA: Take simple actions to stop food waste this summer

EPA: Take simple actions to stop food waste this summer

As the country prepares for an outdoor summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new campaign to encourage...

July 8, 2021

54% of septic tank systems failed inspection in 2020

54% of septic tank systems failed inspection in 2020

More than half (54%) of septic tank systems failed inspection last year, according to a new environmental report released last...

June 30, 2021

New agri-environment scheme will be ‘key to delivering our climate objectives’ – minister

New agri-environment scheme will be ‘key to delivering our climate objectives’ – minister

With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stating this week that Ireland will not meet 2013-2020 EU reduction targets for greenhouse...

June 23, 2021

Ireland will not meet 2020 GHG emissions targets – EPA

Ireland will not meet 2020 GHG emissions targets – EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said that Ireland will not meet its 2020 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets....

June 22, 2021

National herd cull will not be proposed by Agri Food Strategy Committee

National herd cull will not be proposed by Agri Food Strategy Committee

There will be no recommendation to reduce the size of the national herd in the Agri-Food Strategy 2030, which is...

June 21, 2021