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# environmental-protection-agency - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Most of Ireland's beaches get an A+ for water quality. Is yours one of them?
# So Fresh And So Clean
# So Fresh And So Clean

Most of Ireland's beaches get an A+ for water quality. Is yours one of them?

Apr 5th 2016, 6:02 AM 27,901 Views 19 Comments

Six popular beaches didn’t make the EU standard.

# environmental-protection-agency - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Cork, Donegal and Galway are being very naughty when it comes to clean water
# Hall Of Shame
# Hall Of Shame

Cork, Donegal and Galway are being very naughty when it comes to clean water

Nov 25th 2015, 6:10 AM 15,996 Views 45 Comments

Those counties have failed to provide adequate sewage treatment facilities to meet EU standards, according to the EPA’s waste water report for 2014.

# environmental-protection-agency - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Like swimming in Ireland? The bathing water is classified as 'poor' in these locations...
# Beneath The Waves
# Beneath The Waves

Like swimming in Ireland? The bathing water is classified as 'poor' in these locations...

Apr 21st 2015, 8:09 AM 35,419 Views 65 Comments

Irish Water is pledging to clean up seven of our least tempting bathing areas.

# environmental-protection-agency - Friday 12 December, 2014

These 38 sewage treatment sites are putting your health at risk
# Raw
# Raw

These 38 sewage treatment sites are putting your health at risk

Dec 12th 2014, 7:59 AM 8,718 Views 39 Comments

An EPA report has also found raw sewage is still being dumped into bathing waters.

# environmental-protection-agency - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

What's that smell? Fumes from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano reach Ireland
# Cough Cough Cough
# Cough Cough Cough

What's that smell? Fumes from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano reach Ireland

Sep 9th 2014, 10:20 AM 18,875 Views 10 Comments

Higher-than-normal levels of sulphur dioxide reached Ireland over the weekend.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Don't flush expired medicines down the toilet
# Hazardous Waste
# Hazardous Waste

Don't flush expired medicines down the toilet

Jun 26th 2014, 7:15 AM 19,295 Views 25 Comments

The EPA wants a take-back scheme to be introduced so people dispose of expired medicines properly.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 16 January, 2014

New strategy on bogs "treats science as something to be bargained away"
# Turf
# Turf

New strategy on bogs "treats science as something to be bargained away"

Jan 16th 2014, 8:39 AM 6,428 Views 93 Comments

An Taisce has accused the government of “putting electoral considerations ahead of the needs of Ireland’s young generations”.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Irish Water has 'lot of work to do to provide safe drinking water'
# EPA
# EPA

Irish Water has 'lot of work to do to provide safe drinking water'

Dec 12th 2013, 10:13 AM 6,972 Views 48 Comments

A new EPA Report on Irish water shows that it wants to reduce the number of people on long-term boil water notices.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 28 November, 2013

If you have something to say about hazardous waste in Ireland, speak now
# Hazardous Waste
# Hazardous Waste

If you have something to say about hazardous waste in Ireland, speak now

Nov 28th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,589 Views 12 Comments

The EPA has sought to remind people to take part in the public consultation on a new waste management plan before the deadline next month.

# environmental-protection-agency - Friday 22 November, 2013

Pros and cons of fracking in Ireland to be examined by two-year research study
# Fracking
# Fracking

Pros and cons of fracking in Ireland to be examined by two-year research study

Nov 22nd 2013, 4:47 PM 7,822 Views 48 Comments

The EPA notes that although there are currently no hydraulic fracturing (fracking) projects under way in Ireland, the gas exploration method “is an emerging issue”.

# environmental-protection-agency - Monday 28 October, 2013

Roscommon residents still waiting for contaminated water fix after six months
# Water
# Water

Roscommon residents still waiting for contaminated water fix after six months

Oct 28th 2013, 8:00 AM 6,731 Views 36 Comments

Some residents in the county have been issued with boil water notices every two weeks.

# environmental-protection-agency - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Shell loses licence to operate controversial Mayo gas terminal
# Shell
# Shell

Shell loses licence to operate controversial Mayo gas terminal

Oct 15th 2013, 8:08 PM 16,133 Views 41 Comments

The court found that there was a defect in the carrying out of the environmental impact assessment.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 26 September, 2013

'Vile smell' in Shannon causing concern about health among residents
# Whats That Smell
# Whats That Smell

'Vile smell' in Shannon causing concern about health among residents

Sep 26th 2013, 6:45 AM 11,768 Views 36 Comments

A number of people have reported having headaches and feeling nauseous since last weekend.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Risk that Ireland won't meet its EU emissions targets
# Environment
# Environment

Risk that Ireland won't meet its EU emissions targets

Apr 25th 2013, 11:10 AM 6,041 Views 42 Comments

The EPA said that Ireland is at risk of not meeting targets that it is supposed to meet by 2020.

# environmental-protection-agency - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

National inspection plan for septic tanks published
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

National inspection plan for septic tanks published

Feb 19th 2013, 5:14 PM 4,337 Views 29 Comments

Phil Hogan has thanked all who registered their septic tanks and said the “silent majority” supported the legislation.

# environmental-protection-agency - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Ireland still paying €12k-a-day fine for septic tank compliance failure
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Ireland still paying €12k-a-day fine for septic tank compliance failure

Feb 9th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,721 Views 59 Comments

Environment Minister Phil Hogan had vowed to wrap up EPA inspections – needed for the daily fines to stop – before end of last month but deadline has not been met.

# environmental-protection-agency - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Councillor urges people to have their say on Dublin Bay dumping
# Dublin Bay
# Dublin Bay

Councillor urges people to have their say on Dublin Bay dumping

Jan 20th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,489 Views 18 Comments

Dublin City Council has applied for permission to dump material excavated from the Long Sea Outfall Tunnel into part of Dublin Bay.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Air quality among the best in Europe
# Air Quality
# Air Quality

Air quality among the best in Europe

Sep 27th 2012, 3:19 PM 5,554 Views 18 Comments

However high levels of traffic pollution and residential solid fuel waste are bad news for cities.

# environmental-protection-agency - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Calls to exclude fossil fuel industry from all fracking research
# Fracking
# Fracking

Calls to exclude fossil fuel industry from all fracking research

Sep 15th 2012, 8:30 AM 2,940 Views 17 Comments

However, the Environmental Protection Agency has said it would be unlikely that somebody with no links to the fossil fuel industry could produce a report on fracking processes.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 26 July, 2012

EPA clears way for field trials of blight-resistant GM potato
# Superspuds?
# Superspuds?

EPA clears way for field trials of blight-resistant GM potato

Jul 26th 2012, 7:08 PM 3,527 Views 32 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to allow Teagasc carry out experimental field research in Carlow.

# environmental-protection-agency - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Here's one thing Ireland is getting right...
# Breathe Deep
# Breathe Deep

Here's one thing Ireland is getting right...

Jun 26th 2012, 10:43 AM 9,412 Views 24 Comments

That air you’re breathing right now? It’s some of the best in Europe.

# environmental-protection-agency - Friday 11 May, 2012

EPA fracking study reveals potential impact on groundwater and earthquakes
# What The Frack?
# What The Frack?

EPA fracking study reveals potential impact on groundwater and earthquakes

May 11th 2012, 12:15 PM 3,177 Views 35 Comments

The study, commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency, states that groundwater contamination is the most serious local environmental concern.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Reduction in waste from Irish homes
# Waste
# Waste

Reduction in waste from Irish homes

Mar 1st 2012, 12:14 PM 1,799 Views 14 Comments

The EPA’s waste report for 2010 shows that Ireland is on track for meeting EU waste targets – and that the amount of waste generated by households has dropped.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Almost half of waste water treatment plans failing quality standards
# Waste Water
# Waste Water

Almost half of waste water treatment plans failing quality standards

Feb 16th 2012, 10:43 AM 1,371 Views 13 Comments

A report from the Environmental Protection Agency says half of the plants in urban sectors are failing national and EU standards.

# environmental-protection-agency - Friday 6 January, 2012

EPA plays down reports over lead water piping
# Drinking Water
# Drinking Water

EPA plays down reports over lead water piping

Jan 6th 2012, 3:21 PM 2,704 Views 38 Comments

Reports today had suggested that there were 5,500km of lead water mains in Ireland – but the figure is actually 5,500m, the EPA said.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Transport pollution falls by 10 per cent in recession
# Pollution
# Pollution

Transport pollution falls by 10 per cent in recession

Nov 10th 2011, 8:48 AM 368 Views 8 Comments

Ireland’s overall greenhouse gas emissions fell by one per cent in 2010, meaning we are on track to meet our Kyoto targets.

# environmental-protection-agency - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Ireland faces cost of millions to clean up polluted water
# Water
# Water

Ireland faces cost of millions to clean up polluted water

Jun 15th 2011, 3:05 PM 753 Views 7 Comments

If Ireland wants to abide by European clean water directives, it’ll have to spend millions cleaning lakes and rivers.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Ireland faces fine over septic tanks
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Ireland faces fine over septic tanks

May 19th 2011, 6:03 PM 1,280 Views 8 Comments

Minister disappointed at decision but says new legislation will be enacted without delay.

# environmental-protection-agency - Friday 18 February, 2011

Rate of E.coli detection in Irish drinking water halved
# Water
# Water

Rate of E.coli detection in Irish drinking water halved

Feb 18th 2011, 8:28 AM 592 Views 0 Comments

The figures are taken from 2008 and 2009 and have been published today in the National Drinking Water report.