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# epa - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Raw sewage is being pumped into water in 42 urban areas in Ireland - EPA
# Dirty Water
# Dirty Water

Raw sewage is being pumped into water in 42 urban areas in Ireland - EPA

Mar 13th 2014, 7:39 AM 16,932 Views 60 Comments

The agency says the country needs major investment in the area.

# epa - Thursday 30 January, 2014

It's over: Blaze at Ballymount recycling plant extinguished after five days
# Inferno
# Inferno

It's over: Blaze at Ballymount recycling plant extinguished after five days

Jan 30th 2014, 8:07 AM 6,851 Views 10 Comments

It has prompted a government review of the storage of toxic materials near homes.

# epa - 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 6,417 Views 93 Comments

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

# epa - 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 6,971 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.

# epa - 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 4,588 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.

# epa - 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 7,817 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”.

# epa - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Tips on how to stay warm, protect the environment and heat your home this winter
# Buuuurrrrrrr
# Buuuurrrrrrr

Tips on how to stay warm, protect the environment and heat your home this winter

Nov 9th 2013, 7:30 AM 18,300 Views 69 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency said that householders can save money and be environmentally friendly this winter.

# epa - 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 6,726 Views 36 Comments

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

# epa - 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 16,123 Views 41 Comments

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

# epa - Monday 14 October, 2013

Ireland paid over €3.5m in EC fines over septic tanks and EIAs
# Penalty Fines
# Penalty Fines

Ireland paid over €3.5m in EC fines over septic tanks and EIAs

Oct 14th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,980 Views 12 Comments

The state has finished paying off the penalties related to environmental issues – they amounted to €3,648,000.

# epa - 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 11,747 Views 36 Comments

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

# epa - Friday 5 July, 2013

Greyhound says government to blame for new increase in waste collection prices
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Greyhound says government to blame for new increase in waste collection prices

Jul 5th 2013, 6:15 AM 8,180 Views 74 Comments

The government is increasing the levy on how much waste collection companies pay to dump landfill – which means a price increase for Greyhound customers.

# epa - Friday 7 June, 2013

294 deaths may have been caused by Irish... heatwaves
# Heatwaves
# Heatwaves

294 deaths may have been caused by Irish... heatwaves

Jun 7th 2013, 10:04 AM 18,157 Views 41 Comments

The study found that because Ireland’s climate is changing there will be more heatwaves, which may result in more heat-related deaths.

# epa - 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 6,034 Views 42 Comments

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

# epa - 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 4,334 Views 29 Comments

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

# epa - 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 6,710 Views 58 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.

# epa - 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 5,484 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.

# epa - Friday 19 October, 2012

How would you like to see the environment protected?
# Environment
# Environment

How would you like to see the environment protected?

Oct 19th 2012, 5:52 PM 4,387 Views 31 Comments

The EPA have invited members of the public to submit views on how protecting the environment.

# epa - 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 5,552 Views 18 Comments

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

# epa - 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 2,937 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.

# epa - 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 3,525 Views 32 Comments

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

# epa - 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 9,408 Views 24 Comments

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

# epa - 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 3,173 Views 35 Comments

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

# epa - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Unforeseen delay in rollout of septic tank registrations
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Unforeseen delay in rollout of septic tank registrations

Apr 18th 2012, 3:03 PM 4,193 Views 31 Comments

Phil Hogan is forced to acknowledge that registrations for tanks will be delayed, but there is no comment on why.

# epa - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Reduction in waste from Irish homes
# Waste
# Waste

Reduction in waste from Irish homes

Mar 1st 2012, 12:14 PM 1,792 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.

# epa - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

GM potato trials could be held in Carlow
# GM Trials
# GM Trials

GM potato trials could be held in Carlow

Feb 28th 2012, 2:15 PM 3,941 Views 54 Comments

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc, is seeking a licence to grow GM potatoes in order to examine the potential impact on Irish ecosystems.

# epa - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Explainer: What's going on with Ireland's septic tanks?
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Explainer: What's going on with Ireland's septic tanks?

Jan 24th 2012, 11:07 AM 8,416 Views 35 Comments

The government’s under pressure over its plans to enforce mandatory inspections of septic tanks. So what’s the story?

# epa - 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 2,702 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.

Septic tank row continues as Fianna Fáil calls for expert advice
# Septic Tank
# Septic Tank

Septic tank row continues as Fianna Fáil calls for expert advice

Jan 6th 2012, 1:01 PM 2,543 Views 31 Comments

Sinn Féin has also organised information meetings in Mayo next week to discuss the impact of the Septic Tank Bill.

# epa - 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 365 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.

# epa - 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 1,278 Views 8 Comments

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

# epa - Friday 18 February, 2011

# epa - Friday 22 October, 2010

Kildare landfill blaze under investigation
# Environment
# Environment

Kildare landfill blaze under investigation

Oct 22nd 2010, 1:44 PM 184 Views 0 Comments

Garda inquiry launched after another fire breaks out at controversial Kerdiffstown waste site.