Cavan one of 11 County Councils failing to meet targets set down by the EPA

Cavan is one of 11 County Councils who are failing to meet targets set down by the Environmental Protection Agency.

More than a third of local authorities failed to meet target performance standards for the enforcement of environmental legislation in 2015.

The Environmental Protection Agency has found 11 of the 31 city and county councils have below-average inspections levels.

It measured councils’ performance in five main areas – enforcement systems, waste, water, and air enforcement as well as inspections on producer responsibility initiatives for the disposal of items like electrical equipment, tyres, food waste and batteries.

Although the report did not identify the 11 local authorities that failed to meet targets, several county councils including Longford, Mayo, Sligo, Fingal and Offaly obtained below-average ratings in four of the five main categories.

Cavan was rated below target in all areas.

Many councils showed improvements in relation to waste, water and enforcement systems, but scored lower than in 2014 in the PRI and air enforcement areas.