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Investigating the long-term impacts of everyday decisions at heart of EPA second-level schools’ competition – The Story of Your Stuff - Jan 13 2021, 11:00 AM
The EPA today launched The Story of Your Stuff, a competition aimed at secondary school students, which seeks to empower young people to make environmentally conscious decisions about their everyday ‘stuff’ and activities.

Recent trends in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels in air (Ireland) - Dec 17 2020, 12:29 PM
The dominant source of the pollutant nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in our air is traffic. The EPA has carried out an analysis of ambient nitrogen dioxide at its national monitoring stations for the year to date.

EPA publishes 2019 Annual Report and Accounts - Dec 17 2020, 11:41 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2019 which highlights delivery of its role as a regulator, knowledge provider and advocate for the environment.

Ireland’s Water Quality Needs to be Better Protected - Dec 15 2020, 12:01 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published the Water Quality Indicators Report 2019 which provides an assessment on Ireland’s surface water and groundwater quality.

Ireland’s generation of hazardous waste continues to rise, says EPA. EPA Publishes 2019 Hazardous waste Figures - Dec 11 2020, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its latest hazardous waste figures for Ireland. Hazardous waste includes ash produced by waste to energy facilities, contaminated soils and chemicals.