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Three quarters of Ireland's bathing waters are "Excellent" quality for third year in a row; six beaches fail to make the grade - May 17 2017, 11:50 PM
An EPA report, Bathing Water Quality in Ireland – A Report for the Year 2016, has found that the overall quality of Ireland’s bathing waters remains very good with 130 of 140 identified waters meeting strict EU standards.

New guides show how to reuse and extend the life of your household items - May 11 2017, 3:00 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today released two guides to coincide with the launch of the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun. The guides were developed in support of Ireland’s evolving reuse culture and through research studies funded by the EPA.

€8.2 million available for Environmental Research in the EPA Research Call for 2017 to help tackle major societal challenges - May 05 2017, 11:00 AM
The EPA has today launched its Annual Research Call seeking proposals to help identify solutions to emerging and complex environmental problems. The 2017 Research Calls have a particular focus on the importance of a clean, protected environment for our health, our wellbeing and our quality of life, in line with the current EPA Strategic Plan, Our Environment, Our Wellbeing.

Irish Researchers for Climate Action secure €12.9m in EU funding over 3 years - Apr 20 2017, 4:43 PM
The EPA today congratulates successful Irish researchers who have secured competitive funding of €12.9 million from the Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials (Climate Action) sub-programme of Horizon 2020.

Greenhouse gas emissions projected to increase strongly as economic growth takes hold - Apr 13 2017, 11:00 AM
Environmental Protection Agency projections released today show that Ireland will not meet its 2020 EU greenhouse gas emission reduction targets with the current range of policy measures.

Greenhouse gas emissions from Irish companies in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme increased in 2016, EPA reports - Apr 07 2017, 11:00 AM
Participants in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme based in Ireland reported 5.4 per cent more greenhouse gas emissions in 2016 than in 2015. This is compared to a decline of approximately 2.7 per cent across Europe in Emissions Trading Scheme emissions.

Over ninety private water supplies, affecting over 5,400 people, were found to be on boil water notices, says EPA - Mar 09 2017, 12:04 AM
A special report focusing on the quality of Private Water Supplies in Ireland, released today by the EPA, shows that twenty per cent of the population are supplied by private supplies - mainly through group water schemes, or small supplies/wells operated by the owners of buildings/businesses as part of a public or commercial activity.