Uisce Éireann must use its new investment plan to end pollution of our rivers and coastal waters from waste water

Over half of Ireland’s waste water discharges are not meeting EU standards set to protect the environment. Uisce Éireann has committed to eliminating raw sewage discharges by 2025 from the majority of the 26 towns and villages with no treatment. Uisce Éireann still does not have clear plans to prevent pollution at some of the […]

“Urgent action needed to improve private drinking water quality”, says EPA

Private drinking water quality is not as good as public water quality The total number of small private supplies remains unknown as not all have registered with their local authority. Eighty four percent of registered small private supplies were monitored in 2022, compared with seventy five percent in 2021. The government review of the rural […]

Water quality in Irish rivers is going in the wrong direction, warns the EPA

The EPA has found that water quality in Irish waters has deteriorated between 2015 and 2017, despite some improvements: 197 river water bodies have improved in quality but 269 water bodies have deteriorated compared with the last full assessment in 2013-2015.  This means a net overall decline of 3% (72 water bodies). The long-term loss […]

Tipperary Farmers Asked To Remain Vigilant For Water Pollution

Inland Fisheries Ireland has issued an appeal to farmers in Tipperary to remain vigilant during the summer months when harvesting silage and spreading slurry to avoid water pollution and the loss of nutrients to water. There were 31 separate fish kills across the country last year, with eight of those directly attributable to agricultural activities. […]

IIEA/RDS Report Confirms Irish Agriculture And Forestry Policy Needs To Be Climate Smart

Stop Climate Chaos has said that a new report on ‘climate smart agriculture’, published on Thursday by the IIEA and RDS, makes it clear that agriculture and livestock agriculture are major drivers of ‘dangerous’ climate change and that Irish exports do not contribute to solving global food insecurity. Spokesperson for the Stop Climate Chaos coalition, […]