Historic Landfill Reporting: Tipperary Town, Moate, Kealanine, Newmarket

EPA OEE AIE 2023 20 – Internal Review Decision


As previously advised, not all Historic Landfills in receipt of a Certificate of Authorisation from the EPA are
required to submit Annual Reports to the EPA but should make them available for inspection upon request.

Tipperary Town Historic Landfill

Moate Legacy Landfill

Whitestown Remediation Project – The removal of all waste, contaminated soil and potentially contaminated soil from the site and re-profiling excavated areas



Works shall include but not limited to;

• Site mobilisation, set up and enabling works.
• Installation of environmental protection measures
o surface water management
o silt fence installation
o installation of additional or replacement monitoring infrastructure
• Staged waste excavation and removal of waste, contaminated and potentially contaminated soil (approximately 175,000m3) and associated reprofiling works
• Landscaping and Fencing
• Demobilisation
• Post Remediation Handover Period


Kealanine Landfill – Kealanine, Co. Cork (CoA H0089-01)

Kealanine Landfill

March 2022

OEE AIE 2023 16 Decision Letter

“It was my understanding that Cork County Council submitted eight applications to the EPA between 2009 and 2015 for a determination. Newmarket historic landfill (H001-01) was submitted in 2009 and Kealanine (H0089-01) submitted in 2014 were determined and we are awaiting a determination for the remaining sites which are”-

Dunmanway (H0084-01)
Velvetstown (H0008-01)
Pike (H0007-01)
Clonakilty (H0081-01)
Clountreem (H0077-01)
Cloyne (H0082-01)


Landfill Remediation Steering Committee

AIE request AIE202395

Information held by Department of Environment, Climate and Communications relating to the quarterly agendas, minutes and copies of any reports mentioned in such meetings or presented at the meetings of the Landfill Remediation Steering Committee chaired by DECC from 2019 to 2023

Kealanine Landfill – Kealanine, Co. Cork (CoA H0089-01)

AIE request AIE-23-11

The only correspondence with the EPA is the submission of the annual AER. The Kealanine AER 2021 was submitted to the EPA on 05/04/22 and I have attached a copy for convenience. The AER 2022 is currently being finalised and will be submitted shortly

This is the fourth report to be submitted by the Council to the Agency since the Certificate of Authorisation (CoA H0089-01) was granted.

This report does not appear to have been released on EPA website


The landfill site is located at Kealanine (NGR 97620 55014) approximately 5 km east south east of Glengarriff and 7 km north northwest of Bantry. The site is located approximately 1.5 km off the N71 (Bantry to Castletownbere road) via a local road

The waste deposition ceased completely in November 1997


Remediation works to a closed landfill, Cork

Case reference: JN04.316135 Kealanine, Coomhola, Bantry, Co. Cork




Remediation works to a closed landfill.

Case type

L.A. Dev. – NIS Direction


Case is due to be decided by 26/07/2023






  • West Cork County Council (Applicant)
  • Cork County Council (Planning Authority) (Active)
  • West Cork County Council (Planning Authority) (Active)


  • 23/03/2023 Lodged


Spending Review 2022: Landfill Remediation Grant Scheme

Feb 2023

Available Data and Data Limitations

All of the available performance and financial data of this scheme, was provided for the completion of this report.
This is managed through the national steering group for the programme which was established in 2019. The steering group, which is chaired by DECC, meets quarterly and allows for both the allocation and re-allocation of funding in response to project progress and allows for standardised data collection on project progress for every site in receipt of funding, annually.

Site data includes the following variables

Site ID, remediation status, risk rating (if available), site type, region, local authority/payee, project name, amount in euro (nominal terms), purpose of payment, source of funds (Vote or EF), year incurred, invoice date, subhead, and additional notes

Note submitted from DECC to PAC on Landfill Remediation Programme

Further details of the 494 sites in the landfill remediation programme to include their location, what are the outstanding issues, and what actions are being taken to minimise costs being borne by the State

The Regional Waste Management Plans are being updated and consolidated with a view to publishing a single National Waste Management Plan for a Circular Economy in Q1 2023. This will set out the renewed roadmap for delivery of the national policy for the landfill remediation grant programme for the next 7 years.

Attached at Appendix I is a spreadsheet which provides the current position on the status of all 494 sites.

The term ‘commenced’, as referenced in Appendix I, has been used to broadly include sites where local authorities have sought funding under the grant programme e.g., some level of works has commenced; ‘authorised’ means sites now regulated under the Waste Management Act (as amended), 1996; and ‘resolved’ means sites addressed by local authorities without drawdown of grant funding and no further works are envisioned.

Details of the landfill remediation programme in Coolock/Darndale

See Appendix for lists of sites


“Closed landfill register (formerly Section 22 register) now revised with ICT support in place to utilise the database to track progress” – what does this mean exactly and where is the data published ?

“Sites of Concern Programme” DECC anti dumping project ? no details online aside from this report to PAC

2019 Anti-Dumping Initiative: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/e27ac-anti-dumping-initiative/

Kildare County Council Silliot Hill, Private/illegal dump (remediated historic landfill, Euro 6.42m costs)

Kildare Kerdiffstown, Illegal dump (not on closed landfill register, €14m costs – Kerdiffstown was a licensed site which invoked waste enforcement intervention due to operating outside of its licensing conditions)

Coolock/Darndale landfill remediation programme. Large scale illegal dumping site on a green space between the R139 road and a
residential area in Moatview, Darndale. Managed via National Waste Enforcement Steering Committee (NWESC). Enforcement actions at the site have included the prosecution of individuals under the Waste Management Act and the revocation of the waste collection permit of a local resident. Specialist Environmental Consultants have been engaged by DCC to undertake Environmental Assessments to gauge both the scale and type of waste involved and to advise on the subsequent means and level of clean up required.

High Risk Sites

S22-02664 SR Kerry County Council, Ahascra (High, Commenced)

S22-02170 SR Cork County Council Ballymagooley (High)

S22-02487 EMR Longford County Council Ballymaurice (High, Commenced)

S22-02324 SR Cork County Council Blacksticks (High, Commenced)

S22-02512 SR Tipperary County Council Brittas road (High, Commenced)

S22-02489 EMR Longford County Council Cartron big (High, Commenced

S22-02423 CUR Roscommon County Council Castlerea (High, Commenced)

S22-02465 SR Limerick City and County Council Churchtown (High, Commenced)

S22-02237 CUR Galway County Council Clifden – Tullyvoheen (High, Commenced)

S22-02305 SR Cork County Council Clonakilty (High, Commenced)

S22-02310 SR Cork County Council Clountreem (High, Commenced)

S22-02564 SR Tipperary County Council Connawarries (High, Commenced)

S22-02634 SR Tipperary County Council Coole, Knocklofty (High, Commenced)

S22-02432 EMR Kildare County Council Digby Bridge, Barrettstown, Sallins (High, Commenced)

S22-02662 SR Kerry County Council Dingle (High, Commenced)

S22-02639 EMR Wicklow County Council Fassaroe 2 and 1 (High, Commenced)

S22-02633 EMR Wicklow County Council Fassaroe 3A (High, Commenced)

S22-02623 CUR Sligo County Council Finisklin (High, Commenced)

S22-02198 EMR Meath County Council Fletcherstown Bog (High)

S22-02166 EMR South Dublin County Council Friarstown (High Commenced)

S22-02244 CUR Galway County Council Glenamaddy (High Commenced)

S22-02236 CUR Galway County Council Gort (High Commenced)

S22-02444 SR Waterford City and County Council Kilbarry municipal landfill (High)

S22-02528 CUR Monaghan County Council Killycard – Castleblayney (High Commenced)

S22-02296 CUR Monaghan County Council Killycronaghan (High Commenced)

S22-02443 EMR Kildare County Council Knocknagarm Refuse Depot, The Curragh (High Commenced)

S22-02321 SR Cork County Council Little island (High Commenced)

S22-02479 SR Limerick City and County Council Rathbane south (High Commenced)

S22-02656 SR Kerry County Council Rockfield (Killarney) (High, Commenced)

S22-02172 SR Cork County Council Sallys cross (High)

S22-02303 SR Cork County Council Skibbereen (High)

S22-02565 SR Tipperary County Council Tipperary Town (High Commenced)

S22-02663 SR Kerry County Council Tralee (High Commenced)

S22-02246 CUR Galway County Council Tuam (High Commenced)

S22-02167 EMR South Dublin County Council Waterstown (High Commenced)

S22-02502 SR Clare County Council Whitegate (High Commenced)

2374 CUR Donegal County Council Rossbracken (Commenced High)

2758 EMR South Dublin County Council Woodtown Map Ref A 205 Commenced High

2834 EMR Kildare County Council Wolfestown, Eadestown, Naas Commenced High

2838 EMR Kildare County Council Pollardstown (Thomas & Patrick Munnelly) Commenced High

2164 SR Waterford City and County Council Mulrooneys site along tramore rd st johns river Commenced High

2775 EMR Wicklow County Council Brownfield Restoration Irl Ltd Under Remediation High

S22-02593 CUR Galway City Council Southpark Resolved High

S22-02399 EMR South Dublin County Council Cruagh, rockbrook Resolved High

S22-02247 SR Cork City Council Carrigrohane Road Commenced High

S22-02490 EMR Longford County Council Longford town no. 1 Commenced High

Historic illegal dumping, Barna Woods, Galway

2008 Report


Campsite dumped circa 70 tonnes of material into a swallow hole in the 80s – 90s

Could pose a threat to an adjoining SAC in the future

Remediation under consideration



Click to access barnawds.bioplan.pdf