Jorge Diaz del Castillo, the director general – environment with the European Commission, is set to speak at this year’s Environment Ireland conference on the latest developments in European waste policy. Environment Ireland, now in its ninth year, is Ireland’s major annual conference on environmental policy and management and takes place on Thursday, 12 September. The conference is organised in association with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is attended each year by delegates representing all the main sectors with an interest in Ireland’s environment. Other speakers at this year’s event, which will be held in Croke Park, include:

  • Phil Hogan, TD, Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government;
  • Mark H Durkan, MLA, Minister for the Environment Northern Ireland;
  • Laura Burke, director general, Environmental Protection Agency;
  • Prof Dieter Helm, professor of energy policy, University of Oxford; and
  • John Tierney, managing director, Irish Water
The conference provides an important opportunity for all the key players in the environment sector to come together for networking and discussion. For more information visit: or call +353 (0)1 661 3755.