Shannonside councils fare well on environmental regulations

Shannonside local authorities have been assessed for their enforcement of environmental regulations.

On waste, their records on illegal dumping, household and commercial waste, compliance waste tyres, and unauthorised sites have been assessed.

Farm inspections and addressing at risk water bodies are among the water quality areas looked at, while the implementation of solid fuel regulations make up the air inspections.


Leitrim County Council received an excellent overall rating, with Roscommon and Longford above or at target level.

Valerie Doyle is Senior Inspector with the Office of Environmental Enforcement at the EPA.

Speaking on Let’s Talk she highlighted the challenges for Longford and Roscommon.