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Recent trends in air pollution trend in Ireland - Apr 09 2020, 5:40 PM
All hourly air quality data is on the EPA website - nitrogen dioxide is the pollutant of interest from traffic and we know reduced traffic congestion should decrease the levels of this pollutant.

EPA to postpone oral hearing on proposed licence for Irish Cement, Limerick due to COVID-19 - Apr 07 2020, 2:00 PM
The EPA has decided to postpone the oral hearing to examine the objections and concerns raised in relation to the proposed licence issued to Irish Cement Limited, Castlemungret, Limerick, Co. Limerick

Ireland produces over half a million tonnes of hazardous waste annually, says EPA - Mar 11 2020, 11:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency has today published its latest hazardous waste figures for Ireland. The figures show that the amount of hazardous waste generated in Ireland continues to grow, with over 500,000 tonnes of hazardous waste generated in Ireland in 2018, up over 90,000 tonnes in a year.