Leitrim County Council has been found to be one of the highest performing local authorities nationwide in a new environmental enforcement report.
The Local Authority Environmental Enforcement report for 2021 sets out the EPA’s assessment of local authority actions in the areas of governance, waste, water, as well as air & noise.
The report assess how county councils across the country are graded on their the detection, progress and follow-up of environmental enforcement activities.
Leitrim County council was placed among the top 5 local authorities for their overall score, alongside Monaghan, Kildare, Fingal and Dublin City Councils, recording a standard of Strong or Excellent in almost all categories.
One aspect highlighted for attention in Leitrim was in the area of noise and air pollution, with enforcement on 'local issues' described as limited.
Longford's local authority also scored well in several areas recording a strong or excellent result in areas including governance and water monitoring.
Longford county council recorded a minimum result of moderate in all areas, with areas such as reporting and complaint handling assessed as excellent.
Meanwhile Roscommon was one of nine local authorities that did not achieve the required standard in more than 30% of their National Enforcement Priorities in 2021, with issues identified in the areas of waste and noise/air pollution.
However the council returned strong or excellent results in areas such as solid fuel, private water supplys and environmental enforcement planning.
Nationally, Most local authorities did well in many areas but no council performed well across all 20 NEPs.