EPA report reveals nine company directors brought to court over environmental breaches

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said it has brought nine company directors before the courts for breaches of environmental standards.

Publishing its Focus on Environmental Enforcement in Ireland report for 2009-2012 today, the EPA added it wants to see enforcement expertise and experience of local authorities harnessed to yield more efficient outcomes at regional level.

The report assesses enforcement of environmental standards and highlights the challenges facing the state in complying with European requirements for air, water and waste.

The EPA noted following the consolidation of water services to one state agency, local authority waste enforcement needs to consolidate from 31 authorities to three regional teams to deal with serious criminal offenders and deliver enforcement outcomes in a timely manner.

The full report can be found here.

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