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‘Significant effort needed to meet emissions reduction targets’

‘Significant effort needed to meet emissions reduction targets’

A significant effort will be needed for Ireland to meet its EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and to become...

May 19, 2015

New app allows you to report fly-tipping and littering

New app allows you to report fly-tipping and littering

You can now report environmental pollution on Android phones thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ‘See it? Say it!’ app....

May 7, 2015

48% of septic tanks fail inspections, mainly due to lack of de-sludging

48% of septic tanks fail inspections, mainly due to lack of de-sludging

Last year, 48% of household septic tanks inspected by local authorities failed the inspection, more than half due to a lack...

February 3, 2015

EPA data to be used to access Vulnerable Water Area status for GLAS

EPA data to be used to access Vulnerable Water Area status for GLAS

The Department of Agriculture is set to use EPA data to identify Vulnerable Water Areas a key criteria for many...

January 29, 2015

Campaign sees 256 tonnes of farm hazardous waste collected

Campaign sees 256 tonnes of farm hazardous waste collected

A total of 256 tonnes of farm hazardous waste was collected during a recent campaign, with over 3,000 farmers travelling...

December 18, 2014

Dairy expansion driving agriculture emissions higher – EPA

Dairy expansion driving agriculture emissions higher – EPA

Emissions from agriculture increased by 0.48 million tonnes (2.6%) in 2013, on the back of increasing dairy numbers. The Environmental...

December 3, 2014

Ireland is not on track to become a low carbon society, says EPA

Ireland is not on track to become a low carbon society, says EPA

Ireland is not on track to become a low carbon society, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It says...

July 27, 2014

‘Major challenges to achieve low-carbon future’

‘Major challenges to achieve low-carbon future’

Ireland faces considerable challenges in moving to a low-carbon economy, according to figures released today by the Environmental Protection Agency...

May 28, 2014

Changes to Nitrate Action Programme explained

Changes to Nitrate Action Programme explained

The key changes in the Third Nitrate Action Programme (NAP3)were outlined this week by Jack Nolan of the Department of Agriculture, who...

February 7, 2014

Report finds ammonia emissions from agriculture constant since 1990s

Report finds ammonia emissions from agriculture constant since 1990s

Ammonia (NH3) emissions have stayed reasonably constant since 1990, noted Dr Eimear Cotter, senior manager of the Environmental Protection Agency...

February 6, 2014

Ammonia leak probe under way at Kepak

Ammonia leak probe under way at Kepak

Kepak is investigating a minor leak of ammonia at its largest meat processing plants in the country. The incident occurred...

January 22, 2014

Teagasc releases perspective on first year of GM potato trials

Teagasc releases perspective on first year of GM potato trials

Back in February 2012 Teagasc applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a licence to undertake a series of field...

December 12, 2013

Assessing the impact of GM crops to Irish agriculture

Assessing the impact of GM crops to Irish agriculture

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a conference about the regulation and use of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in...

October 10, 2013

Climate change is having an impact in a wetter, warmer Ireland

Climate change is having an impact in a wetter, warmer Ireland

The findings from five Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) research projects on climate change, published this week, examine the impacts of...

September 20, 2013

Clean water key for agri-food industry, EPA

Clean water key for agri-food industry, EPA

Protecting the environmental resources we already have, including our water resources, will be a priority for the Environmental Protection Agency...

September 12, 2013

Seven heatwaves the past 30 years

Seven heatwaves the past 30 years

Ireland has experienced seven heatwaves in the past 30 years and latest research from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says...

June 13, 2013