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The Explainer x Noteworthy: Is Ireland a dumping ground for poultry manure?
Deaths of at least 80 cows in last decade linked to spreading of poultry manure
16 farms inspected in last decade over concerns with poor spreading of poultry litter, Noteworthy reveals
In the most impactful case, 19 dairy cows died across two farms from botulism linked to litter spreading
Difficult for authorities to identify farms of origin of the litter for inspection or further action
'Canary in the coal mine': Protected nature areas under pressure from poultry farming
'Potential fraud' in poultry farm planning applications investigated in the North
Suspected false documents and illegal dumping: the murky world of poultry manure
Explosion in poultry farming in Border region poses air pollution threat
There are an estimated 18.5 million farmed chickens in Monaghan producing ammonia-laden manure.
Report, seen by Noteworthy's Niall Sargent, warns of "direct and indirect negative impacts on the environment locally".
Soil, water and air pollution an increasing concern.