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# sewage - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Raw sewage from 35 towns and villages flows into our environment every day

The Environmental Protection Agency is sharply critical of Irish Water in its latest report.

# sewage - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Sewage that could fill two Olympic swimming pools flowed into Malahide marina, court hears

Irish Water pleaded guilty to offences under the Waste Water Discharge regulations.

# sewage - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Major wastewater treatment plant gets go ahead in north Dublin despite local opposition

Opponents to the plant have said they are ready to initiate a judicial review in the High Court.

# sewage - Friday 2 August, 2019

Questions over this weekend's Liffey Swim after water samples found to be "exceptionally poor"

Dublin City Council says that the results “significantly exceed the maximum permitted levels for designated bathing waters”.

# sewage - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Discoloured water on Dublin beaches down to algal bloom, says council

Bathing bans are in place at beaches across Dublin Bay.

# sewage - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Beachgoers urged not to swim at Dublin beach due to pumping station overflow

Balbriggan beach itself remains open.

# sewage - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

'Grave concerns': Two thirds of Cork seaside town’s sewage pumped directly into local harbour

Irish Water received fines totalling €9,000 and was ordered to pay costs in three prosecutions by the Environmental Protection Agency.

# sewage - Thursday 5 April, 2018

'A cesspool': Philippines to close its most popular tourist island for six months

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the shutdown to start on 26 April.

# sewage - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Planning denied for controversial Wexford sludge site over 'risk to public health'

Locals had objected to the application due to odour issues and concerns about the treatment process.

# sewage - Sunday 22 October, 2017

'We got one up on them': Wexford sludge row continues as company ordered to cease work

Residents were battling with an “obnoxious” odour for more than two years – now it has emerged the site didn’t have proper planning permission.

# sewage - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Do not swim notice issued for two Dublin beaches due to high levels of sewage

The likely cause of the lower water quality at both locations is sewage from a wastewater treatment plant or sewer network.

# sewage - Thursday 20 July, 2017

'An absolute disaster': Hundreds of fish killed in River Tolka after someone put car tyre into sewer

The blockage led to a manhole cover overflowing and sewage being discharged into the River Tolka.

# sewage - Monday 12 June, 2017

'We know it rains in Ireland. It's just not on': Emergency motion on Sandymount bathing ban

A similar bathing ban has been lifted at Dollymount after raw sewage washed up on the beach.

# sewage - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Irish Water guilty of sewage pollution at four plants across the country

Tests of the discharge showed excessive emissions of ammonia as well as phosphorus.

# sewage - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Raw sewage is being pumped out in 43 areas across the country, says EPA

Waste water discharges contributed to poor quality water at six popular beaches.

# sewage - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

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

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

# sewage - Monday 3 August, 2015

A sinkhole leaking sewage opened in this Cork housing estate

The council have fenced it off and are set to fix the broken pipe beneath.

# sewage - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

"You are walking through s*** - it's absolutely disgusting"

Residents say that sewage leaks are causing issues in Ballymun.

# sewage - Monday 28 July, 2014

Rank smell plagues Donegal estate as raw sewage runs down main road

The problem has persisted for over five years but the county council says it can’t do much about it yet.

# sewage - Monday 7 July, 2014

Could septic tanks be a thing of the past?

106 households in North Kildare will take part in the largest private group sewage scheme in Ireland.

# sewage - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Would you get married in a sewage treatment plant? Sh** You Not

Would you get married in a sewage treatment plant?

One couple have already booked themselves in.

# sewage - Thursday 13 March, 2014

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

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

# sewage - Friday 28 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here's why #LondonPoo was trending in Ireland last night Poonami

Here's why #LondonPoo was trending in Ireland last night

What a sh**ty situation.

# sewage - Saturday 1 February, 2014

'Serious health hazard' as entire town's sewage piped into conservation area Galway This post contains images

'Serious health hazard' as entire town's sewage piped into conservation area

An Taisce said today there is a potential threat to drinking and bathing water in the area of Glenamaddy.

# sewage - Thursday 26 September, 2013

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

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

# sewage - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

This battery uses sewage to generate energy

The battery harnesses a special type of microbe to produce electricity by digesting the plant and animal waste dissolved in the wastewater.

# sewage - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Phil Hogan 'has no role' in trying to stop €500m sewage plant

Enda Kenny says the decision to build a €500m sewage treatment plant in Clonshaugh lies with the local authorities.

Power: Plans for 'monster' sewage plant are "outrageous"

It has been announced that the preferred site for the plant is Clonshaugh in north Dublin.

# sewage - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Balbriggan beach closed after raw sewage overflow

A malfunction at a local pump station due to power failures caused the overflows.

# sewage - Monday 14 May, 2012

Residents vow to step up campaign against 'monster' sewage plant

The location of a proposed all-Dublin sewage works has now been narrowed down to three sites.

# sewage - Saturday 11 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Romance in the air? Sewage plant offers St Valentine's Day tours Scent Of Love

Romance in the air? Sewage plant offers St Valentine's Day tours

A New York sewage treatment plant promises a unique Valentine’s date.

# sewage - Monday 12 December, 2011

Fingal residents protest against 'monster' sewage plant

Hundreds of north Dublin residents tonight demonstrated against a new giant sewage treatment plant which is due to be built in the area.

# sewage - Thursday 28 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge How to... capture a drain-dwelling crocodile The Snapper

How to... capture a drain-dwelling crocodile

Locals in Cairns found the urban myth of reptiles in the underground sewage system is true.

# sewage - Thursday 19 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the news of the day you might have missed…

# sewage - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Rialto homes riddled with damp and mould

Shocking survey carried out by the Rialto Rights in Action Group revealed that almost half of the adults living in Dolphin House have trouble breathing easily due to their living conditions.

# sewage - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s Fix: the preliminary report into the Cork plane crash is released; hopes at Fukushima; and some very original merchandise for the British royal nuptials.

One killed, one hospitalised in Cork sewage incident

One man has died and another has been hospitalised in Cork, after it is believed they were overcome with fumes while removing sewage from septic tanks.