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New EPA online tool will assist with nature conservation in Ireland - May 17 2018, 11:15 AM
A new GeoTool has been launched today to assist those involved in Appropriate Assessment. The bespoke tool was developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, to automate and streamline part of the data gathering process needed for Appropriate Assessment.

Nearly three quarters of Ireland's bathing waters are "Excellent" but some urban beaches are under pressure - May 16 2018, 12:01 AM
The EPA report, Bathing Water Quality in Ireland 2017, has found that the overall quality of Ireland’s bathing waters remains good with 132 of 142 identified waters meeting strict EU standards.

Tackling Climate Change: rhetoric or reality?- EPA Climate Change Lecture Series - May 14 2018, 11:29 AM
Lord John Krebs is presenting an EPA Climate Change Lecture at the Mansion House on Tuesday 15th May as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action and in conjunction with the Royal Irish Academy. In this public lecture, Lord Krebs will discuss the challenges of adapting to climate change and will draw on the UK’s experience since enacting the 2008 Climate Change Act.