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EPA reports creches, nursing homes and hotels using their own wells for drinking water, could pose a serious health risk - Nov 21 2018, 12:01 AM
A report focusing on the quality of private water supplies in Ireland was released today by the EPA. The report found that the quality of drinking water in private supplies remains poorer than that in public supplies.

Moving Ireland into the new plastics economy- EPA conference considers the challenge of plastics for Ireland - Nov 08 2018, 8:46 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency’s conference, Moving Ireland into the New Plastics Economy, is taking place in Dublin today, November 08 2018.The purpose of the event is to generate discussion amongst all stakeholders on how Ireland can shift attitudes and systems towards a more sustainable plastics economy that cuts out unnecessary use and maximises recycling and reuse.

European Radon Day: The EPA encourages everyone to test their homes for radon - Nov 07 2018, 9:27 AM
Today, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 is European Radon day and the EPA is calling on all householders to test their homes for radon. Irish homes have almost twice the European average levels of radon.

EPA Climate Lecture: Health and Climate Change- A Febrile Planet? - Nov 06 2018, 9:37 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action, is hosting a public lecture this evening in the Mansion House, Dublin, exploring the topic of health and climate change with Professor Hugh Montgomery.