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Paints and Solvents Regulations and Information

In Ireland, legislation is provided for the regulation of:





Instances of non-compliance with this legislation may result in a fixed payment notice (on-the-spot fine) of a minimum of €500. To avoid a fixed payment notice, you must be registered with your local authority for a valid Certificate of Compliance. Please refer to the above legislation for your activities that require a certificate.


The purpose of this legislation is to ensure that emissions to air are regulated, and environmental pollution is restricted.


Approved Assessors


The details of the only Approved Assessor currently operating in Ireland are as follows:


EnviroGuide Consulting – Address: Head Office, EnviroGuide Consulting, 3D, Core C, Block 71, The Plaza, Park West, Dublin 12, D12F9TN

Phone: 01 2711896




All operators must engage the services of the approved assessor for the purposes of getting their premises inspected for a compliance report and pay them directly. The approved assessor’s compliance report will either recommend or decline the issuing of a compliance certificate. The recommendation should be forwarded to Donegal County Council by the owner/operator with an application for a Certificate of Compliance, with the appropriate fee (€70). The Council will then issue a valid Certificate of Compliance which will last for a period of either 2 or 3 years (depending on the activity), after which a further inspection will be required to repeat the process.

Further Information:


Best Practice Guidelines for Dry Cleaners 2012

Recommendations on the Disposal of Separator Water

Best Practice Guidelines for Vehicle Refinishing 2012

EPA Information on Decorative Paints Directive

National Vehicle Refurnisher Register

Vehicle Refurnishing Info Leaflet

EPA Decorative Paints Youtube Video





Company ID Number Company Name Address Activity Date of first registration Expiry Date
2008/W/L/0212 Hegarty's Auto Services Ltd. Carnamuggagh, Letterkenny Vehicle Refinishing 25/08/2008 01/03/2020
2009/W/L/0035 McCarron's Garage Ltd. Ballycushions, Carrigans, Lifford Vehicle Refinishing 19/01/2009  01/03/2020
2009/W/L/0038 Leslie O' Donnell Car Repairs Pinehill Ind Estate, Letterkenny Vehicle Refinishing 03/02/2009  01/03/2020
2009/W/L/0071 Kelly's Sale and Services (dgl) Ltd. Mountcharles, Donegal Vehicle Refinishing 01/03/2009  01/03/2020
2009/W/L/0074 JMC Body Repairs Toulette, Burt, Lifford Vehicle Refinishing 31/03/2009  01/03/2020
2009/W/L/0191 Trevor Wallace Crash Repairs Convoy, Lifford Vehicle Refinishing 27/07/2009  01/03/2021
2010/W/L/0144 Seoirse's Repairs Drumnakillew, Inver, Donegal Vehicle Refinishing 30/07/2010  01/03/2021
2010/W/L/0136 Anthony McLoone Maas, Glenties Vehicle Refinishing 11/08/2010  30/09/2019
2010/W/L/0163 Hugh Gallagher Station Road, Letterkenny Vehicle Refinishing 17/08/2010  30/09/2019
2010/W/L/0187 O' Donnell Motors Mill Road, Dunkineely Vehicle Refinishing 08/10/2010  01/03/2020
2010/W/L/0186 Connolly Crash Repairs Coolaghey, Raphoe Vehicle Refinishing 08/10/2010  01/03/2021
2010/W/L/0184 Gillespie Vehicle Body Repairs Lifford Road, Castlefin Vehicle Refinishing 19/10/2010  30/09/2021
2014/W/L/0007 Kieran Roarty Dunlewy, Letterkenny Vehicle Refinishing 21/03/2011  30/09/2019
2016/W/L/0250 JJ Reid Motors Canal Road, Letterkenny Vehicle Refinishing 25/07/2011  30/09/2019
2019/W/L/0161 Shiels Crash Repairs Windyhall, Letterkenny Vehicle Refinishing 01/02/2012  31/03/2022
2015/W/L/0028 James McCorkell Car Body Repairs Aughadahor, Carrigart Vehicle Refinishing 27/11/2012  01/03/2020
2014/W/L/0006 John Kelly Allensbrae, Carrickmore, Lifford Vehicle Refinishing 08/01/2014  30/09/2021
2014/W/L/ Dungloe Car Breakers Meenmore, Dungloe Vehicle Refinishing 19/02/2014  30/09/2019
2015/W/L/0033 Declan Cannon Carrick Road, Kilcar Vehicle Refinishing 04/02/2015  01/03/2021
2016/W/L/0073 Gareth Gallagher Devlinmore, Carrigart Vehicle Refinishing 17/05/2016  30/09/2021
2016/W/L/0183 Ace Autobody Ltd. Pearse Road, Letterkenny Vehicle Refinishing 09/08/2016  30/09/2021
2017/W/L/ Andrew Browne 246 Townparks, Convoy Vehicle Refinishing 12/04/2017  30/09/2019
2017/W/L/ Mark Kane Auto Crash Repairs Shannagh, Laghey, Donegal PO Vehicle Refinishing 27/10/2017  30/09/2019



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