Skip to main content



A high quality environment is essential for a good quality of life and is a key component of sustainable development. The challenges to the environment include:

  • Meeting international commitments on air emissions (green house gases and acidifying gases)
  • Eutrophication Prevention
  • Waste Management

The Department is also responsible for the maintenance of up-to-date emergency plans to minimize the harm to public health in Ireland in the event of a nuclear accident abroad.


Finding your way in this section


 Please use the navigation on the left side of you screen to find further information on environment topics. Publications and Press Releases related to the topic being viewed are available on the right side of the screen.









  • Print this page

Publications & Documents

News and Speeches