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# e-coli - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

E coli found in 51 private water supplies that serve schools, hotels and pubs

Almost 20% of Ireland’s population is supplied by private water supplies, including household wells.

# e-coli - Thursday 15 November, 2018

FSAI recalls batch of raw goats milk over E Coli contamination concerns

Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in locations where the implicated milk has been sold.

# e-coli - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Public warned to take extra care with food after 96 cases of E.coli infection in ten days

The number of cases is over three times as high as this time last year.

# e-coli - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Swimming stopped at Clare beach due to high levels of E coli in the water

The high levels are linked to runoffs from recent rainfall.

# e-coli - Friday 14 July, 2017

Almost 10,000 Irish Water customers issued boil notice after E.Coli detection

A full investigation is being carried out into the cause of the outbreak.

# e-coli - Friday 30 June, 2017

Swimming ban enforced on Dublin beaches as high levels of E Coli found

The council has urged the public not to swim in the water until Monday.

# e-coli - Monday 7 November, 2016

Community thanked for patience as 'temporary' boil water notice is lifted after seven years

Over 50 premises were affected in Burncourt, including a national school.

# e-coli - Monday 5 September, 2016

Child dies in Scotland after E.coli outbreak linked to blue cheese

The strain also made 20 people ill.

# e-coli - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Irish discovery could help stop superbugs like MRSA

The nanotechnology has a 99.9% kill rate.

# e-coli - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Some Irish areas have been on boiled water notice for over six years

The EPA thinks Irish Water should act more quickly.

# e-coli - Friday 21 November, 2014

Is the water you're paying for good enough to drink? This water quality test can tell you...

The two Cork-based scientific organisations said there is a clear demand to ensure our water supply is safe.

# e-coli - Monday 10 November, 2014

# e-coli - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Defence Forces test water supply amid claims Irish troops are at risk of E Coli

The troops are part of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights.

# e-coli - Saturday 26 July, 2014

# e-coli - Saturday 24 May, 2014

# e-coli - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Swim ban at Cork beach due to high levels of E. Coli

There’s a ‘no bathing’ order at Fountainstown, while precautionary warnings have been issued for three other beaches.

# e-coli - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Cork crèche closes after toddler found with a ‘probable’ case of E. coli

The crèche is closed as a precaution to prevent the spread of the infection.

# e-coli - Saturday 20 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added 90s TV stars

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

At least 49 cases of E.coli after outbreak at Belfast restaurant

Northern Ireland’s Public Health Agency says over 200 people may have contracted the bug from Flicks restaurant.

# e-coli - Friday 31 August, 2012

Balbriggan beach reopens and is deemed safe for swimming

The beach was closed earlier this week after raw sewage was discharged into the sea.

# e-coli - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Swimming ban at Cork beaches to remain in place until Thursday

Seven Cork beaches, including three in Youghal, have been affected by the high levels of E.coli found in the water last week.

# e-coli - Monday 20 August, 2012

Further tests due on waters from Cork E.coli beaches

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

# e-coli - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Possible contamination leads to water restrictions in Tipperary

Residents of Clonmel have been issued with a boil notice, while certain restrictions are still in place across Dublin as well.

# e-coli - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Dublin water restrictions still in place to 'protect public health'

And read why one local resident in the Clontarf area is hoping for a particularly speedy resolution…

# e-coli - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Dublin water disruption: Tests show 'improvement' in supply

Authorities have released further information on the contamination of water in Clontarf.

# e-coli - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# e-coli - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Clare beaches re-opened after e-coli scare

The Blue Flags have been restored at Lahinch and Kilkee.

# e-coli - Friday 20 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Friday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

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

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

# e-coli - Friday 30 March, 2012

# e-coli - Friday 16 December, 2011

Poll: Do you buy bottled water? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you buy bottled water?

In light of a new survey on the safety of bottled water, we ask: Do you buy bottled water? Do you think it is convenient… or a waste of money?

Bottled water 'safer' - but industry still needs improvement

Microbiological tests of bottled water shows that standards have improved in the past number of years – however, two per cent of samples are still classed as “unsafe”.

# e-coli - Saturday 12 November, 2011

Irish cheese tests positive for E.coli in South Africa

A sample of Irish cheese tested positive for the bug in South Africa – prompting calls for an embargo on Irish dairy imports.

# e-coli - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

E-coli outbreak forces closure of Limerick creche

The HSE said it hoped the childminding facility could reopen soon.

# e-coli - Saturday 10 September, 2011

In focus: War of words over plan to ban ‘raw milk’

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland believes banning the sale of unpasteurised milk makes sense – but not everyone agrees.

# e-coli - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Dangerous e.coli seeds still on sale

Dangerous e.coli seeds still on sale

Officials are warning people not to grow or eat their own sprouts as infected seeds are thought to still be in circulation.

# e-coli - Saturday 2 July, 2011

France records first E.coli death since recent outbreak

France records first E.coli death since recent outbreak

Latest E.coli outbreak blamed for death of a 78-year-old woman earlier this morning.

# e-coli - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Egypt now suspected source of European E.coli outbreak

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control says that seeds imported a year or two ago from Egypt could have caused the recent fatal outbreak.

# e-coli - Monday 27 June, 2011

You can still eat bean sprouts says the Food Safety Authority

Just make sure they’re cooked.

# e-coli - Saturday 25 June, 2011

Don't eat raw bean sprouts: a warning from the Food Safety Authority

Irish authorities say there is a concern that contaminated seeds are on the market, and have issued a warning against eating sprouted seeds.

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