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# sewage - Thursday 12 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 12th 2020, 6:15 AM 53,393 Views 44 Comments

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
# Irish Water

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

Dec 18th 2019, 4:21 PM 16,888 Views 0 Comments

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
# Clonshaugh
# Clonshaugh

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

Nov 13th 2019, 11:38 AM 19,003 Views 28 Comments

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"
# Sewage Spill
# Sewage Spill

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

Updated Aug 2nd 2019, 5:59 PM 33,903 Views 50 Comments

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
# Bathing Bans

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

Updated Jun 25th 2019, 5:30 PM 49,857 Views 95 Comments

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
# Balbriggan

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

Jul 28th 2018, 5:05 PM 22,271 Views 14 Comments

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
# Castletownbere
# Castletownbere

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

May 2nd 2018, 7:09 AM 15,480 Views 24 Comments

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
# Boracay Island
# Boracay Island

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

Apr 5th 2018, 7:30 AM 35,291 Views 31 Comments

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'
# Obnoxious Odour
# Obnoxious Odour

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

Nov 2nd 2017, 12:05 AM 16,452 Views 9 Comments

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
# Sewage
# Sewage

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

Oct 22nd 2017, 12:05 AM 26,411 Views 12 Comments

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
# Rush And Loughshinny
# Rush And Loughshinny

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

Aug 24th 2017, 3:37 PM 14,197 Views 9 Comments

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
# Sewage
# Sewage

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

Jul 20th 2017, 9:42 AM 46,427 Views 37 Comments

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
# Stay Off The Beach
# Stay Off The Beach

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

Jun 12th 2017, 2:38 PM 37,146 Views 31 Comments

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
# Rotten
# Rotten

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

Mar 8th 2017, 8:58 PM 17,278 Views 46 Comments

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
# Effluent
# Effluent

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

Nov 24th 2016, 7:43 AM 15,307 Views 68 Comments

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
# Hall Of Shame
# Hall Of Shame

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

Nov 25th 2015, 6:10 AM 15,975 Views 45 Comments

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
# Ballincollig
# Ballincollig

A sinkhole leaking sewage opened in this Cork housing estate

Aug 3rd 2015, 1:10 PM 23,620 Views 46 Comments

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"
# Ballymun
# Ballymun

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

Apr 8th 2015, 6:05 AM 30,820 Views 63 Comments

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
# Health Hazard
# Health Hazard

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

Jul 28th 2014, 7:00 AM 15,477 Views 22 Comments

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?
# Private Sewage Scheme
# Private Sewage Scheme

Could septic tanks be a thing of the past?

Jul 7th 2014, 2:45 PM 14,815 Views 10 Comments

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

# sewage - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

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

Would you get married in a sewage treatment plant?

Apr 15th 2014, 6:00 PM 15,629 Views 18 Comments

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
# Dirty Water
# Dirty Water

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

Mar 13th 2014, 7:39 AM 16,823 Views 60 Comments

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

# sewage - Friday 28 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 28th 2014, 10:02 AM 3,401 Views 1 Comment

What a sh**ty situation.

# sewage - Saturday 1 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 1st 2014, 2:07 PM 25,573 Views 74 Comments

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
# Whats That Smell
# Whats That Smell

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

Sep 26th 2013, 6:45 AM 11,717 Views 36 Comments

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
# Energy
# Energy

This battery uses sewage to generate energy

Sep 17th 2013, 2:45 PM 4,801 Views 35 Comments

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
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

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

Jun 11th 2013, 4:33 PM 7,628 Views 38 Comments

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"
# Sewage
# Sewage

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

Jun 11th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,789 Views 37 Comments

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
# Human Waste
# Human Waste

Balbriggan beach closed after raw sewage overflow

Aug 30th 2012, 9:20 AM 3,663 Views 12 Comments

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
# Sewage
# Sewage

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

May 14th 2012, 9:29 PM 4,641 Views 19 Comments

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

# sewage - Saturday 11 February, 2012

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

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

Feb 11th 2012, 12:49 PM 2,269 Views 4 Comments

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

# sewage - Monday 12 December, 2011

Fingal residents protest against 'monster' sewage plant
# Monster Sewage
# Monster Sewage

Fingal residents protest against 'monster' sewage plant

Dec 12th 2011, 10:22 PM 4,990 Views 51 Comments

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

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

How to... capture a drain-dwelling crocodile

Jul 28th 2011, 12:27 PM 336 Views 3 Comments

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
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

May 19th 2011, 7:56 PM 1,867 Views 0 Comments

All the news of the day you might have missed…

# sewage - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Rialto homes riddled with damp and mould
# Rialto
# Rialto

Rialto homes riddled with damp and mould

Mar 29th 2011, 2:42 PM 763 Views 0 Comments

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
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Mar 16th 2011, 7:51 PM 910 Views 1 Comment

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
# Cork
# Cork

One killed, one hospitalised in Cork sewage incident

Mar 16th 2011, 5:27 PM 1,511 Views 0 Comments

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.