On air now

2 PM-6 PM

Advertisement

News

Councils Took More Than 850 Environmental Prosecutions in 2018

The 31 local authorities in Ireland took more than 850 prosecutions for breaches of environmental st...
Newsroom
Newsroom

1:48 PM - 21 Jan 2020



Councils Took More Than 850 En...

News

Councils Took More Than 850 Environmental Prosecutions in 2018

Newsroom
Newsroom

1:48 PM - 21 Jan 2020



The 31 local authorities in Ireland took more than 850 prosecutions for breaches of environmental standards in 2018.

That's according to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency, focusing on councils' environmental enforcement performance in 2018.

It says councils increased their enforcement activities over the course of the year.

There were 168,000 inspections, along with 20,000 enforcement actions and more than 850 prosecutions.

Many of these prosecutions were taken because people didn't pay litter or waste fines.

Local authorities received 78,000 environment complaints - 90 per cent of which related to litter or waste.

The EPA says councils are performing well, but says more focus is needed to ensure people segregate their waste, to support better recycling.



Read more about

EPA Litter Waste

You might like

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Pumped Up Kicks

Pumped Up Kicks

2 PM-6 PM

Share

Up next

Saturday Hits

Saturday Hits

6 PM-9 PM

Share

Claire Beck’s Saturday SoundSy...

Claire Beck’s Saturday SoundSystem

9 PM-12 AM

Share

Overnight

Overnight

12 AM-8 AM

Share

All Irish with Fergal D'Arcy

All Irish with Fergal D'Arcy

8 AM-9 AM

Share

Weekend Breakfast with Alison...

Weekend Breakfast with Alison Curtis

9 AM-12 PM

Share

Jessica Maciel

Jessica Maciel

12 PM-4 PM

Share

Claire Beck

Claire Beck

4 PM-7 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on