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#Water quality

# water-quality - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Irish Water: Wexford incident 'a serious failure' and shows system 'no longer fit for purpose'
# Water Quality
# Water Quality

Irish Water: Wexford incident 'a serious failure' and shows system 'no longer fit for purpose'

Sep 23rd 2021, 11:04 AM 12,481 Views 26 Comments
  • The utility has said it was not informed of two recent incidents until after they were resolved by local authorities
  • Irish Water tells Oireachtas Committee it 'has no direct control over water treatment plants'
  • Managing director Niall Gleeson has said 'a single public utility is the answer'

# water-quality - Monday 9 August, 2021

Do Not Swim notice extended for 72 hours at north Dublin beach
# Balbriggan
# Balbriggan

Do Not Swim notice extended for 72 hours at north Dublin beach

Aug 9th 2021, 6:13 PM 19,079 Views 7 Comments

Another Do Not Swim notice which was in place at Malahide Beach has been lifted.

# water-quality - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Water quality in almost half of Ireland's rivers and lakes deemed unsatisfactory
# Environmental Protection Agency
# Environmental Protection Agency

Water quality in almost half of Ireland's rivers and lakes deemed unsatisfactory

Jul 14th 2021, 7:05 AM 13,261 Views 9 Comments

Many rivers and estuaries in the south and east are under pressure from excess nitrogen from agricultural activities, the EPA said.

# water-quality - Friday 11 June, 2021

Opinion: Our water quality tests in Ireland are not good enough - the real picture is a lot worse
# Sea Swimming
# Sea Swimming

Opinion: Our water quality tests in Ireland are not good enough - the real picture is a lot worse

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 8:23 AM 21,509 Views 11 Comments

Professor Dearbháile Morris and Dr Liam Burke of NUI Galway say the EU-backed water pollution tests being used here do not give an accurate reading.

# water-quality - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Here are the four bathing areas classified as having 'poor' quality water in Ireland
# Beaches
# Beaches

Here are the four bathing areas classified as having 'poor' quality water in Ireland

May 12th 2021, 12:10 AM 66,656 Views 9 Comments

96% of beaches met EU standards last year.

# water-quality - Monday 10 August, 2020

Swimmers and surfers asked to take part in NUI Galway study to see if they have superbugs
# Water Quality
# Water Quality

Swimmers and surfers asked to take part in NUI Galway study to see if they have superbugs

Aug 10th 2020, 6:30 AM 47,325 Views 0 Comments

Surfer Easkey Britton and Liffey Swim champ Paul O’Flynn are supporting the project by urging people to sign up to be tested.

# water-quality - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Here are the five bathing areas classified as 'poor' in Ireland
# Beaches
# Beaches

Here are the five bathing areas classified as 'poor' in Ireland

May 26th 2020, 7:28 AM 99,245 Views 20 Comments

95% of bathing waters met or exceeded the minimum required standard.

# water-quality - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Quiz: Can you name these Irish rivers from above?
# Splish Splash
# Splish Splash

Quiz: Can you name these Irish rivers from above?

Dec 15th 2019, 9:00 PM 48,139 Views 19 Comments

The past 30 years have seen a sharp decline in the quality of Ireland’s rivers, according to a new report.

# water-quality - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Dublin people are being asked to test water quality across the city using free kits
# Test The Water
# Test The Water

Dublin people are being asked to test water quality across the city using free kits

Sep 3rd 2019, 3:39 PM 17,631 Views 10 Comments

Free testing kits will be sent to people who want to check the quality as part of a European-wide survey.

# water-quality - Friday 30 November, 2018

Water quality in Irish rivers and lakes is more often getting worse, not better
# Downstream
# Downstream

Water quality in Irish rivers and lakes is more often getting worse, not better

Nov 30th 2018, 8:31 AM 9,945 Views 23 Comments

The results are from a new report by the EPA.

# water-quality - Monday 21 May, 2018

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? Here's the full list
# Yeah Buoy
# Yeah Buoy

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? Here's the full list

May 21st 2018, 1:07 PM 40,055 Views 19 Comments

Kerry tops the list with the most Blue Flags.

# water-quality - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Here are the best and worst beaches in Ireland to go swimming
# Water Quality
# Water Quality

Here are the best and worst beaches in Ireland to go swimming

May 16th 2018, 6:20 AM 89,036 Views 35 Comments

Seven coastal bathing waters have failed to meet the minimum standard.

# water-quality - Thursday 31 August, 2017

In the 1980s over 500 Irish river sites were of pristine quality, now there are just 21
# Keeping It Clean
# Keeping It Clean

In the 1980s over 500 Irish river sites were of pristine quality, now there are just 21

Aug 31st 2017, 7:46 AM 17,647 Views 52 Comments

A major study by the EPA has put the spotlight on Ireland’s water quality.

# water-quality - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Most of Ireland's beaches get an A+ for water quality. Is yours one of them?
# So Fresh And So Clean
# So Fresh And So Clean

Most of Ireland's beaches get an A+ for water quality. Is yours one of them?

Apr 5th 2016, 6:02 AM 27,889 Views 19 Comments

Six popular beaches didn’t make the EU standard.

# water-quality - Thursday 9 July, 2015

South Dublin and Salthill water not fit for swimming
# Get Out
# Get Out

South Dublin and Salthill water not fit for swimming

Jul 9th 2015, 7:22 PM 20,800 Views 16 Comments

And not for the first time. The water at Sandymount and Merrion Strands has been temporarily deemed not fit for swimmers.

# water-quality - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Has your local beach or bathing spot been given a Blue Flag this year?
# Water's Lovely
# Water's Lovely

Has your local beach or bathing spot been given a Blue Flag this year?

May 28th 2015, 2:47 PM 21,129 Views 20 Comments

The full list is here. Did your favourite bathing place make it?

# water-quality - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Swimmers warned to stay out of the water at six Dublin beaches
# Don't Get In The Water
# Don't Get In The Water

Swimmers warned to stay out of the water at six Dublin beaches

Aug 7th 2014, 3:19 PM 13,324 Views 27 Comments

Fingal County Council say the ‘poor quality’ results follow last weekend’s heavy rainfall.

# water-quality - Monday 23 September, 2013

Plan to increase Ireland's agricultural output could cause harm to environment
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Plan to increase Ireland's agricultural output could cause harm to environment

Sep 23rd 2013, 8:45 PM 5,761 Views 52 Comments

A report commissioned by the Government claims that the negative effects can be mitigated but green groups are concerned.

# water-quality - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Great Barrier Reef status as 'natural wonder of the world' under threat
# Slap On The Wrist
# Slap On The Wrist

Great Barrier Reef status as 'natural wonder of the world' under threat

May 4th 2013, 2:22 PM 12,638 Views 11 Comments

The UN says Australia hasn’t done enough to tackle concerns about rampant coastal development and water quality at the world heritage site.

# water-quality - Monday 20 August, 2012

Further tests due on waters from Cork E.coli beaches
# E.coli
# E.coli

Further tests due on waters from Cork E.coli beaches

Aug 20th 2012, 9:46 AM 3,153 Views 11 Comments

Seven beaches were declared unsafe for swimming over the weekend over concerns about E.coli levels.

# water-quality - Friday 20 July, 2012

E-coli traces found in bathing water at three Clare holiday resorts
# Public Safety
# Public Safety

E-coli traces found in bathing water at three Clare holiday resorts

Jul 20th 2012, 7:30 PM 8,046 Views 22 Comments

The beaches at Lahinch, Kilkee and Spanish Point have all been closed after traces of the bacteria were found.

# water-quality - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

One of three water boil notices lifted in Limerick
# Drinking Water
# Drinking Water

One of three water boil notices lifted in Limerick

Jun 13th 2012, 11:26 AM 954 Views 0 Comments

However, householders in a further two areas are being urged to take precautionary measures.

# water-quality - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Irish bathing water quality improved in 2011
# Water Quality
# Water Quality

Irish bathing water quality improved in 2011

May 3rd 2012, 1:07 PM 1,130 Views 8 Comments

However, there was a drop in the amount of beaches reaching ‘good’ status. Ireland will have to redouble its efforts to maintain and improve bathing water quality standards, Minister Phil Hogan said today.

# water-quality - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Life's a beach: Blue Flag status awarded to eight more than in 2010
# Beaches
# Beaches

Life's a beach: Blue Flag status awarded to eight more than in 2010

Jun 9th 2011, 2:27 PM 1,398 Views 5 Comments

82 Irish beaches and two marinas are given Blue Flag status, the highest in years – but there are a few notable absentees.

# water-quality - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Fires cause €5 million worth of damage with 985 hectares of land destroyed
# Fire Damage
# Fire Damage

Fires cause €5 million worth of damage with 985 hectares of land destroyed

May 5th 2011, 3:18 PM 689 Views 0 Comments

Coillte estimates that it will take this much to cover the extra expense from fire fighting, replacement of trees lost and forgone revenue from timber.