Midleton Meadow County Cork

Environment

The Environment Directorate monitors, analyses and reports on air, water, wastewater and waste management services in County Cork, in accordance with EU and national legislation. It also provides information on environmental matters to the public and to other County Council directorates.

Our mission is to promote and protect a high-quality natural environment, protect human health, secure the integration of environmental considerations into economic and sectoral policies and to promote best practice in the use of environmentally sustainable energy.

The wide range of Environmental and Veterinary services includes:

Environmental Licensing
Environmental Awareness & Community Programmes
Monitoring and Enforcement
Civic Amenity Sites and Bring Banks
Litter Wardens and Waste Enforcement
Veterinary Inspections
Dog Warden service and animal welfare
Solid Fuel Inspections
Pollution complaints
Access to Information on Environment (AIE) requests

Environment News

Let's Clear the Air poster. A pidgeon standing on a roof. Text: Choosing low smoke fuel is better for all of us. Burning smoky fuels releases invisible toxins that damage our health. It increases air pollution, which can trigger asthma and lead to serious illness. So make sure you only use low smoke fuels. And remember to clean and maintain chimneys and heating appliances at least once a year. Find out more at gov.ie/CleanAir
Environment
06 Feb 2024

Cork County Council Reminds Householders to Consider Air Quality and Use Only Approved Fuels

Solid fuel use is one of the biggest sources of air pollution in our homes and communities. With roughly 1 in 10 householders in County Cork burning solid fuel as their main source of heating, Cork County Council is reminding householders that only approved fuels should be used when necessary to heat their homes and to always check the labelling on all solid fuel that they buy. 

A barn owl chick.
Environment
31 Jan 2024

County Cork Barn Owl Population on the Up After Decades of Decline

BirdWatch Ireland in partnership with Cork County Council and the National Parks and Wildlife Service have completed a survey of Barn Owls in the county, the results of which show that the fortunes of this iconic farmland bird appear to be changing, as Barn Owls were recorded in numbers not seen in the county in the past 50 years. 

Environment Public Notices