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# epa - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Boil water notice: Series of events at Leixlip plant in March led to 'significant risk to safety of supply'
# Boil Water Notice
# Boil Water Notice

Boil water notice: Series of events at Leixlip plant in March led to 'significant risk to safety of supply'

Oct 24th 2019, 12:35 PM 35,363 Views 46 Comments

The audit found Irish Water failed to take samples of treated water during the critical period following the incident.

# epa - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Dublin boil water notice to remain in place for at least another day
# Boil Water Notice
# Boil Water Notice

Dublin boil water notice to remain in place for at least another day

Oct 23rd 2019, 6:37 PM 33,000 Views 21 Comments

The notice impacts approximately 600,000 people.

Irish Water apologises to 600,000 customers affected by boil water notice
# Leixlip Water Treatment Plant
# Leixlip Water Treatment Plant

Irish Water apologises to 600,000 customers affected by boil water notice

Oct 23rd 2019, 8:19 AM 38,348 Views 74 Comments

The notice impacts approximately 600,000 people and is expected to stay in place for a number of days.

# epa - Thursday 19 September, 2019

'A toxic decision': Protest planned after EPA gives green light for Irish Cement Ltd to burn waste
# Limerick
# Limerick

'A toxic decision': Protest planned after EPA gives green light for Irish Cement Ltd to burn waste

Sep 19th 2019, 8:25 PM 20,366 Views 36 Comments

Limerick Against Pollution said “4,400 objections” were lodged against the plans.

# epa - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Rise in presence of faecal parasite in Irish water supplies in 2018
# EPA
# EPA

Rise in presence of faecal parasite in Irish water supplies in 2018

Sep 10th 2019, 6:15 AM 16,066 Views 30 Comments

The EPA has seen detections of Cryptosporidium in 25 public water supplies in 2018, up from 17 in 2017

# epa - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Bad smells at waste sites led to hundreds of complaints to the EPA last year
# Odour
# Odour

Bad smells at waste sites led to hundreds of complaints to the EPA last year

Jul 18th 2019, 2:32 PM 7,168 Views 1 Comment

The complaints were outlined in EPA’s industrial and waste licence enforcement report, launched today.

# epa - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Levels of dangerous air pollutant NO2 possibly exceeding limits on M50 and on Dublin streets
# Pollution
# Pollution

Levels of dangerous air pollutant NO2 possibly exceeding limits on M50 and on Dublin streets

Jul 9th 2019, 6:00 AM 16,418 Views 51 Comments

A new report from the Environment Protection Agency looks at indicators of the levels of NO2 in the air in Dublin.

# epa - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Warning of 'odour' near Ringsend as EPA says plumes to continue until waste water plant upgrade
# Dublin Bay
# Dublin Bay

Warning of 'odour' near Ringsend as EPA says plumes to continue until waste water plant upgrade

Jul 3rd 2019, 3:14 PM 18,828 Views 72 Comments

It follows an apparent leak at the plant this week.

# epa - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Ireland set to miss greenhouse emissions targets unless action taken, EPA warns
# Watchdog Warning
# Watchdog Warning

Ireland set to miss greenhouse emissions targets unless action taken, EPA warns

Jun 6th 2019, 1:39 PM 12,241 Views 56 Comments

New policies are needed if Ireland is to meet carbon emissions targets, the EPA has said.

# epa - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Internal documents show up to one million litres of oil leaked from ESB underground cables
# Rté Investigates
# Rté Investigates

Internal documents show up to one million litres of oil leaked from ESB underground cables

Jun 5th 2019, 12:07 PM 25,355 Views 29 Comments

An RTÉ Investigates programme will look into the pollution.

# epa - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Here are the five bathing areas classified as 'poor' in Ireland
# Bathing Waters
# Bathing Waters

Here are the five bathing areas classified as 'poor' in Ireland

May 30th 2019, 8:12 AM 79,724 Views 32 Comments

The classifications are contained in the EPA Bathing Water report for 2018.

# epa - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Over 7,000 litter fines were issued around the country last year
# LITTER BUGS
# LITTER BUGS

Over 7,000 litter fines were issued around the country last year

Dec 27th 2018, 9:00 PM 9,663 Views 30 Comments

Dublin City Council issued the most fines at 1465.

# epa - Friday 30 November, 2018

Water quality in Irish rivers and lakes is more often getting worse, not better
# Downstream
# Downstream

Water quality in Irish rivers and lakes is more often getting worse, not better

Nov 30th 2018, 8:31 AM 9,952 Views 23 Comments

The results are from a new report by the EPA.

# epa - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Raw sewage from 38 towns and villages flowing into our environment, report says
# Unacceptable
# Unacceptable

Raw sewage from 38 towns and villages flowing into our environment, report says

Oct 23rd 2018, 7:28 AM 16,710 Views 46 Comments

The EPA’s Dr Tom Ryan said our health is being put at risk due to the impact on our rivers, lakes and coastal waters.

# epa - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Irish Water to write to 140,000 homes and businesses with 'at risk' supplies
# Remedial Action
# Remedial Action

Irish Water to write to 140,000 homes and businesses with 'at risk' supplies

Oct 3rd 2018, 6:00 AM 16,598 Views 65 Comments

Approximately 366,000 people are affected.

# epa - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Decision to grant Irish Cement licence to burn alternative fuels delayed after 3,500 objections
# Opposition
# Opposition

Decision to grant Irish Cement licence to burn alternative fuels delayed after 3,500 objections

Sep 25th 2018, 5:00 PM 14,369 Views 27 Comments

The number of objections from the public “continues to rise”, a spokesperson for the EPA said.

# epa - Friday 6 July, 2018

Trump's environment chief quits amid investigations into first-class flights and $50-a-night apartment lease
# No Regrets
# No Regrets

Trump's environment chief quits amid investigations into first-class flights and $50-a-night apartment lease

Jul 6th 2018, 7:28 AM 18,534 Views 31 Comments

Pruitt expressed no regrets.

# epa - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Ireland's drinking water due to comply with EU standards by 2020, 16 years after deadline
# Water Supply
# Water Supply

Ireland's drinking water due to comply with EU standards by 2020, 16 years after deadline

Jun 13th 2018, 7:32 AM 14,301 Views 43 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual report for last year found that in general quality of the public drinking supply remained high.

# epa - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

The EPA says the air quality in Dublin is fine - despite warnings that it was 'hazardous'
# Something In The Air
# Something In The Air

The EPA says the air quality in Dublin is fine - despite warnings that it was 'hazardous'

Jun 12th 2018, 8:00 PM 11,861 Views 26 Comments

Some Android users were alerted to a possible hazard in the air.

# epa - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Here are the best and worst beaches in Ireland to go swimming
# Water Quality
# Water Quality

Here are the best and worst beaches in Ireland to go swimming

May 16th 2018, 6:20 AM 89,044 Views 35 Comments

Seven coastal bathing waters have failed to meet the minimum standard.

# epa - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Irish Water fined €6,000 for delaying works needed to reduce cancer-linked pollution levels
# Treatment Plants
# Treatment Plants

Irish Water fined €6,000 for delaying works needed to reduce cancer-linked pollution levels

Apr 4th 2018, 6:11 PM 14,099 Views 38 Comments

A court heard drinking water from treatment plants had excessive levels of THMs.

# epa - Sunday 18 March, 2018

County breakdown: Here's how much is being spent tackling illegal dumping
# Funding
# Funding

County breakdown: Here's how much is being spent tackling illegal dumping

Mar 18th 2018, 9:00 PM 22,763 Views 71 Comments

An anti-dumping initiative supported 229 projects across the country last year.

# epa - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'I've had enough': Hundreds of complaints about foul odours across the country
# Smelly
# Smelly

'I've had enough': Hundreds of complaints about foul odours across the country

Dec 30th 2017, 6:00 AM 21,642 Views 10 Comments

Many of the complaints related to the burning of rubbish by their neighbours.

# epa - Friday 1 December, 2017

Despite setbacks, the Poolbeg incinerator is now fully up and running
# Up And Running
# Up And Running

Despite setbacks, the Poolbeg incinerator is now fully up and running

Dec 1st 2017, 7:11 AM 13,101 Views 40 Comments

The Dublin Waste to Energy project is a public private partnership between Dublin City Council and recycling and energy company Covanta.

# epa - Monday 27 November, 2017

Ireland needs to 'get serious' about reducing emissions after 3.5% rise in 2016
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Ireland needs to 'get serious' about reducing emissions after 3.5% rise in 2016

Nov 27th 2017, 6:16 PM 13,273 Views 182 Comments

Ireland is trying to reduce its emissions in order to comply with EU regulations and avoid a hefty €75 million fine in 2020.

# epa - Monday 6 November, 2017

Burning fuel is the biggest threat to Ireland's air quality
# Breathe Deep
# Breathe Deep

Burning fuel is the biggest threat to Ireland's air quality

Nov 6th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,851 Views 57 Comments

There were 1,510 premature deaths in Ireland in 2014 directly attributable to poor air quality levels.

# epa - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

There are 87 'at-risk' drinking water supplies in Ireland
# Drink Up
# Drink Up

There are 87 'at-risk' drinking water supplies in Ireland

Sep 12th 2017, 6:05 AM 15,629 Views 24 Comments

58 have elevated levels of trihalomethanes and 25 lack adequate treatment to prevent cryptosporidium.

# epa - Thursday 31 August, 2017

In the 1980s over 500 Irish river sites were of pristine quality, now there are just 21
# Keeping It Clean
# Keeping It Clean

In the 1980s over 500 Irish river sites were of pristine quality, now there are just 21

Aug 31st 2017, 7:46 AM 17,655 Views 52 Comments

A major study by the EPA has put the spotlight on Ireland’s water quality.

# epa - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'The reality is it produces dangerous toxins': Concerns about plan to burn tyres at Limerick plant
# Irish Cement
# Irish Cement

'The reality is it produces dangerous toxins': Concerns about plan to burn tyres at Limerick plant

Aug 29th 2017, 6:10 AM 12,393 Views 17 Comments

Irish Cement wants to burn tyres and other industrial waste at its factory in Mungret.

# epa - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Five worst offenders for breaching environmental laws named
# Made Public
# Made Public

Five worst offenders for breaching environmental laws named

Jul 12th 2017, 12:21 PM 25,831 Views 43 Comments

Two of the sites are in Tipperary, while there is one each in Kildare, Limerick and Offaly.

# epa - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Now you can find out where the safest, cleanest beaches are before you leave home
# Beach For The Stars
# Beach For The Stars

Now you can find out where the safest, cleanest beaches are before you leave home

Jun 24th 2017, 8:30 AM 21,630 Views 7 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week launched Beaches.ie.

# epa - Friday 9 June, 2017

Emissions data from first week of activity at Poolbeg incinerator yet to be published
# Safety Concerns
# Safety Concerns

Emissions data from first week of activity at Poolbeg incinerator yet to be published

Jun 9th 2017, 6:15 AM 6,707 Views 9 Comments

Yesterday, 11 people were treated at hospital after an ‘uncontrolled release’ in the newly-opened plant.

# epa - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Public health could be 'at risk' from exposure to microplastics in drinking water
# Microbeads
# Microbeads

Public health could be 'at risk' from exposure to microplastics in drinking water

Jun 8th 2017, 3:13 PM 13,491 Views 15 Comments

A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency delves into the source of microplastics in our waters.

# epa - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Sewage, animal faeces and bacteria among the reasons these 6 Irish beaches failed a quality test
# Water
# Water

Sewage, animal faeces and bacteria among the reasons these 6 Irish beaches failed a quality test

May 18th 2017, 7:31 AM 34,020 Views 53 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report on Ireland’s bathing waters found that 93% met minimum EU standards.

# epa - Thursday 27 April, 2017

ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes
# Going Green
# Going Green

ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes

Apr 27th 2017, 10:22 PM 14,196 Views 41 Comments

Renewable energy in Ireland is currently predominantly generated from the wind.

# epa - Monday 3 April, 2017

Toxic asbestos and large quantities of rubble discovered in popular Donegal beauty spot
# Glenveagh National Park
# Glenveagh National Park

Toxic asbestos and large quantities of rubble discovered in popular Donegal beauty spot

Apr 3rd 2017, 3:33 PM 16,695 Views 12 Comments

The hazardous material was found dumped in the Glenveagh National Park in Donegal.

# epa - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Trump's climate plan labelled 'a colossal mistake that defies science'
# Cutbacks
# Cutbacks

Trump's climate plan labelled 'a colossal mistake that defies science'

Mar 29th 2017, 7:16 AM 26,139 Views 73 Comments

“Erasing climate change may take place in Donald Trump’s mind, but nowhere else.”

# epa - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Donald Trump will today begin repealing Obama's main environmental protection laws
# At The Coalface
# At The Coalface

Donald Trump will today begin repealing Obama's main environmental protection laws

Mar 28th 2017, 7:36 AM 25,453 Views 51 Comments

The US president will today unveil a series of measures to review regulations curbing oil, gas, and coal production.

# epa - Thursday 9 March, 2017

New US environment chief questions carbon link to global warming
# Basic Science
# Basic Science

New US environment chief questions carbon link to global warming

Mar 9th 2017, 10:39 PM 13,234 Views 175 Comments

Scientists quickly lashed out at Pruitt for his comments.

60 schools, hotels and pubs which use private water supplies contaminated in 2015
# Water Contamination
# Water Contamination

60 schools, hotels and pubs which use private water supplies contaminated in 2015

Mar 9th 2017, 6:07 AM 7,415 Views 47 Comments

The figures are carried in a special report focusing on the quality of Private Water Supplies in Ireland.