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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Sewage

All time
# too much crap
British Government u-turns on sewage penalties for water companies following backlash
Last week, MPs rejected placing a new duty on water companies to reduce raw sewage discharges into English rivers.
# Sewage
Irish Water faces sentence over environmental breaches in Cork and Kildare
The prosecution was delayed as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
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.
# Irish Water
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.
# Clonshaugh
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 spill
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”.
# bathing bans
Discoloured water on Dublin beaches down to algal bloom, says council
Bathing bans are in place at beaches across Dublin Bay.
# Balbriggan
Beachgoers urged not to swim at Dublin beach due to pumping station overflow
Balbriggan beach itself remains open.
# Castletownbere
'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.
# boracay island
'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.
# obnoxious odour
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
'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.
# rush and loughshinny
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
'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.
# stay off the beach
'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.
# rotten
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.
# effluent
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.
# hall of shame
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.
# Ballincollig
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.
# Ballymun
"You are walking through s*** - it's absolutely disgusting"
Residents say that sewage leaks are causing issues in Ballymun.
# Health hazard
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.
# private sewage scheme
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.
# sh** you not
Would you get married in a sewage treatment plant?
One couple have already booked themselves in.
# Dirty water
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.
# poonami
Here's why #LondonPoo was trending in Ireland last night
What a sh**ty situation.
# Galway
'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.
# whats that smell
'Vile smell' in Shannon causing concern about health among residents
A number of people have reported having headaches and feeling nauseous since last weekend.
# Energy
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.
# Leaders' Questions
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.
# Sewage
Power: Plans for 'monster' sewage plant are "outrageous"
It has been announced that the preferred site for the plant is Clonshaugh in north Dublin.
# Human Waste
Balbriggan beach closed after raw sewage overflow
A malfunction at a local pump station due to power failures caused the overflows.
# Sewage
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.
# 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.
# monster sewage
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.
# 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.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
All the news of the day you might have missed…
# Rialto
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.
# Daily Fix
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.
# Cork
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.