Reporting environmental incidents: who to report to?
Local Authorities (reporting via NECL)
Call the National Environmental Complaints Line (NECL) to log an environmental complaint to your local council: FreePhone 1800 365 123 (24-hour/seven days per week)
Environmental Protection Agency
Call the EPA on Lo Call Number: 0818 33 55 99 (24-hour/seven days per week)
Inland Fisheries Ireland
To report illegal fishing, water pollution or invasive species, phone IFI on 0818 34 74 24
National Parks & Wildlife Service
To report incident within an SAC or other protected area phone NPWS on (01) 888 3200
To report illegal tree felling, phone 053 9163425 (or email email@example.com)
Note: where tree felling is taking place under a valid tree felling licence, a site notice should be visible at the entrance to the site to inform the public.
Complain in confidence
When you make a complaint about an environmental issue, you will be asked to give your name and contact details. These are “personal data” under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. This means that your personal details will not be published or made available in any publicly accessible form.