Towards 2020: Environmental Challenges and Opportunities For the Next Decade

Some 300 researchers and delegates from a wide variety of scientific and engineering disciplines will gather at University College Cork (UCC) from April 6-8th to participate in The 21st Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium (ENVIRON 2011). The Colloquium offers a unique forum for researchers, government and industry to discover emerging areas of environmental, energy and marine … Read more

EPA Climate Change Lecture Series Continues

The Environmental Protection Agency’s climate change lecture series continues on Tuesday, 15th March 2011, at 6.30pm, in the Mansion House, Dublin, with a lecture entitled ‘Climate Change and Agriculture – ensuring food production is not threatened’. The lecture will be given by Alexendre Meybeck of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, based in Rome. One … Read more

Improvements in Ireland’s Water Quality

The latest report on water quality in Ireland by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found evidence of improvements in water quality in Ireland. However, continued actions across a range of sectors are needed if Ireland is to achieve its European water quality obligations. The report, ‘Water Quality in Ireland 2007 – 2009’, is a … Read more

EPA Report Shows a Significant Reduction of E.coli in Drinking Water

There has been a 50% reduction in the detection of E.coli in Irish public drinking water in the last two years, according to a new report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is the EPA’s third report on drinking water quality since new regulations were introduced in 2007 providing for a greater level of … Read more

EPA’s Climate Change Lecture Series Now Available on EPA’s YouTube Channel

All the lectures from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) climate change lecture series are now available on YouTube at On 23rd November 2010 Mary Robinson spoke to a record crowd at the EPA’s lecture in the Mansion House.  The focus of her lecture, Reshaping the Debate on Climate Change , was about the need … Read more

EPA Climate Change Lecture Series Continues

Following on the success of the climate change lecture series 2007-2010 the Environmental Protection Agency will host two further climate change lectures in early 2011. The lectures are aimed at providing updates from the science of climate change as well as the policy and political response to this global challenge. As in the earlier lectures, … Read more

Dioxin Levels in Ireland Well Below EU Limits

The latest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report on dioxin levels in the Irish environment shows that the dioxin levels in all of the samples were well below the relevant EU limits. The report also shows that dioxin levels measured in this survey compare favourably with those taken from similar surveys in the EU and other … Read more

EPA and DOEHLG Launch Environmental Educational Resources

Environmental resources have been developed by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and the EPA to support primary and second level teachers who are exploring the key environmental issues facing Ireland today. The resources are: * Eco Detectives, a teacher resource pack of environmental and climate change investigations for primary schools, produced … Read more

Ireland’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Down Due to Recession

Ireland’s Greenhouse Gas emissions fell by 5.4 million tonnes (7.9%) in 2009, according to provisional Greenhouse Gas emissions figures just released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Agriculture remains the single largest contributor to the overall emissions, at 29.1% of the total, followed by energy (primarily power generation) and transport both at 21.1% share. The … Read more

Businesses Green Wexford Festival Opera and Lead Way to a Greener Wexford

As part of a concerted effort to green the Wexford Festival Opera, 16 Wexford businesses were certified ‘green’ at a recent awards ceremony held at the Wexford Opera House. The 16 premises have met with environmental standards set down by the Green Hospitality Programme (GHP) and €concertive and are leading the way to making Wexford … Read more