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# epa - Monday 1 March, 2021

Pollution causes around 725 deaths in Dublin each year, with 144 linked to diesel emissions, study finds
# EPA
# EPA

Pollution causes around 725 deaths in Dublin each year, with 144 linked to diesel emissions, study finds

Mar 1st 2021, 2:23 PM 15,384 Views 75 Comments

The EPA study based its findings on an analysis of the level of particulate matter (PM2.5) found in the capital.

# epa - Friday 29 January, 2021

Covid-19 drives biggest drop in Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions since global financial crisis
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Covid-19 drives biggest drop in Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions since global financial crisis

Jan 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 12,133 Views 16 Comments

The country’s emissions fell by almost 6% last year.

# epa - Monday 28 December, 2020

Swimming was banned at bathing spots across Ireland for over 350 days this year
# Do Not Swim
# Do Not Swim

Swimming was banned at bathing spots across Ireland for over 350 days this year

Dec 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 21,144 Views 11 Comments

Noteworthy analysis of EPA data shows that “do not swim” notices are an all too common occurrence at beaches across the country.

# epa - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Waste, greenhouse gases and traffic: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Ireland's environment
# EPA Report
# EPA Report

Waste, greenhouse gases and traffic: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Ireland's environment

Nov 25th 2020, 6:20 AM 20,598 Views 13 Comments

Information and statistics on this impact were included in the EPA’s new report on the state of Ireland’s environment.

Irish performance on climate change 'very poor', says major EPA report
# 2020 Environment
# 2020 Environment

Irish performance on climate change 'very poor', says major EPA report

Nov 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,798 Views 53 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency today launched its State of the Environment report.

# epa - Friday 20 November, 2020

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 4.5% in 2019 - the largest reduction since 2011
# EPA
# EPA

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 4.5% in 2019 - the largest reduction since 2011

Nov 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,391 Views 6 Comments

But the figures also indicate that Ireland is highly unlikely to meet its overall EU targets by the end of this year.

# epa - 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 53,385 Views 44 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency is sharply critical of Irish Water in its latest report.

# epa - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Bread is Ireland’s most wasted food with 41% of people admitting they throw it out
# Food Waste
# Food Waste

Bread is Ireland’s most wasted food with 41% of people admitting they throw it out

Sep 29th 2020, 7:10 PM 18,709 Views 38 Comments

We seemed to be less wasteful with food during lockdown.

# epa - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

EPA warns 'single-use and throwaway culture' leading to significant waste levels and decline in recycling
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

EPA warns 'single-use and throwaway culture' leading to significant waste levels and decline in recycling

Sep 16th 2020, 12:47 PM 17,442 Views 43 Comments

Recycling of packaging waste has declined from 70% in 2013 to 64% in 2018.

# epa - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Over a quarter of waste water systems inspected last year 'posed risk to human health'
# EPA
# EPA

Over a quarter of waste water systems inspected last year 'posed risk to human health'

Jul 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 14,463 Views 22 Comments

The EPA’s annual report shows that half of all septic tanks (1,160) failed inspection last year.

# epa - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

EPA says Ireland greenhouse gas emissions to fall by 3% per year until 2030 (once government targets are met)
# Gas Emission Targets
# Gas Emission Targets

EPA says Ireland greenhouse gas emissions to fall by 3% per year until 2030 (once government targets are met)

Jul 8th 2020, 7:33 AM 8,548 Views 44 Comments

This projection, however, entirely depends on the Climate Action Plan 2019 being implemented in full.

# epa - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Quality of Irish drinking water remains extremely high but one million people 'vulnerable' to systems failures
# EPA Report
# EPA Report

Quality of Irish drinking water remains extremely high but one million people 'vulnerable' to systems failures

Jul 7th 2020, 6:05 AM 10,875 Views 50 Comments

The EPA found 99.9% of samples complied with bacterial parameter limits.

# epa - 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 98,894 Views 19 Comments

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

# epa - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

ESB failed to report 48 cases of underground cables leaking 'hazardous' oil
# Cable Leaks
# Cable Leaks

ESB failed to report 48 cases of underground cables leaking 'hazardous' oil

Feb 26th 2020, 1:09 PM 17,153 Views 19 Comments

Approximately 177km of fluid-filled cables remain in service in Ireland.

# epa - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Here's how to reduce food waste this Christmas week
# Eat Up
# Eat Up

Here's how to reduce food waste this Christmas week

Dec 24th 2019, 4:00 PM 11,051 Views 10 Comments

Don’t bin those leftovers.

# epa - 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 47,881 Views 19 Comments

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

# epa - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 10th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,766 Views 34 Comments

Coastal waters had the highest proportion of water bodies in good or high ecological status, according to an EPA report.

# epa - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Irish newspaper coverage of climate change low by European standards and 'predominantly political'
# Study
# Study

Irish newspaper coverage of climate change low by European standards and 'predominantly political'

Nov 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 7,627 Views 79 Comments

Research found that climate science was generally not contested in Irish reporting.

# epa - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Thousands of kilos of potent greenhouse gas leaked from an ESB station. The EPA wasn't told
# Emissions
# Emissions

Thousands of kilos of potent greenhouse gas leaked from an ESB station. The EPA wasn't told

Nov 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 25,736 Views 28 Comments

SF6 is a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 23,000 times that of carbon dioxide.

# epa - Thursday 31 October, 2019

'Small black particles' at Irish Water plant led to boil water notice for 600,000 people last week
# Leixlip
# Leixlip

'Small black particles' at Irish Water plant led to boil water notice for 600,000 people last week

Oct 31st 2019, 7:42 AM 38,128 Views 44 Comments

The agency confirmed that a blockage was the main reason for last week’s notice.

# epa - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Boil water notice: Series of events at Leixlip plant in March led to 'significant risk to safety of supply'
# Boil Water Notice
# Boil Water Notice

Boil water notice: Series of events at Leixlip plant in March led to 'significant risk to safety of supply'

Oct 24th 2019, 12:35 PM 35,349 Views 46 Comments

The audit found Irish Water failed to take samples of treated water during the critical period following the incident.

# epa - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Dublin boil water notice to remain in place for at least another day
# Boil Water Notice
# Boil Water Notice

Dublin boil water notice to remain in place for at least another day

Oct 23rd 2019, 6:37 PM 32,988 Views 21 Comments

The notice impacts approximately 600,000 people.

Irish Water apologises to 600,000 customers affected by boil water notice
# Leixlip Water Treatment Plant
# Leixlip Water Treatment Plant

Irish Water apologises to 600,000 customers affected by boil water notice

Oct 23rd 2019, 8:19 AM 38,323 Views 74 Comments

The notice impacts approximately 600,000 people and is expected to stay in place for a number of days.

# epa - Thursday 19 September, 2019

'A toxic decision': Protest planned after EPA gives green light for Irish Cement Ltd to burn waste
# Limerick
# Limerick

'A toxic decision': Protest planned after EPA gives green light for Irish Cement Ltd to burn waste

Sep 19th 2019, 8:25 PM 20,314 Views 36 Comments

Limerick Against Pollution said “4,400 objections” were lodged against the plans.

# epa - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Rise in presence of faecal parasite in Irish water supplies in 2018
# EPA
# EPA

Rise in presence of faecal parasite in Irish water supplies in 2018

Sep 10th 2019, 6:15 AM 15,959 Views 30 Comments

The EPA has seen detections of Cryptosporidium in 25 public water supplies in 2018, up from 17 in 2017

# epa - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Bad smells at waste sites led to hundreds of complaints to the EPA last year
# Odour
# Odour

Bad smells at waste sites led to hundreds of complaints to the EPA last year

Jul 18th 2019, 2:32 PM 7,130 Views 1 Comment

The complaints were outlined in EPA’s industrial and waste licence enforcement report, launched today.

# epa - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Levels of dangerous air pollutant NO2 possibly exceeding limits on M50 and on Dublin streets
# Pollution
# Pollution

Levels of dangerous air pollutant NO2 possibly exceeding limits on M50 and on Dublin streets

Jul 9th 2019, 6:00 AM 16,360 Views 51 Comments

A new report from the Environment Protection Agency looks at indicators of the levels of NO2 in the air in Dublin.

# epa - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Warning of 'odour' near Ringsend as EPA says plumes to continue until waste water plant upgrade
# Dublin Bay
# Dublin Bay

Warning of 'odour' near Ringsend as EPA says plumes to continue until waste water plant upgrade

Jul 3rd 2019, 3:14 PM 18,781 Views 72 Comments

It follows an apparent leak at the plant this week.

# epa - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Ireland set to miss greenhouse emissions targets unless action taken, EPA warns
# Watchdog Warning
# Watchdog Warning

Ireland set to miss greenhouse emissions targets unless action taken, EPA warns

Jun 6th 2019, 1:39 PM 12,200 Views 56 Comments

New policies are needed if Ireland is to meet carbon emissions targets, the EPA has said.

# epa - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Internal documents show up to one million litres of oil leaked from ESB underground cables
# Rté Investigates
# Rté Investigates

Internal documents show up to one million litres of oil leaked from ESB underground cables

Jun 5th 2019, 12:07 PM 25,323 Views 29 Comments

An RTÉ Investigates programme will look into the pollution.

# epa - Thursday 30 May, 2019

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

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

May 30th 2019, 8:12 AM 79,638 Views 32 Comments

The classifications are contained in the EPA Bathing Water report for 2018.

# epa - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Over 7,000 litter fines were issued around the country last year
# LITTER BUGS
# LITTER BUGS

Over 7,000 litter fines were issued around the country last year

Dec 27th 2018, 9:00 PM 9,617 Views 27 Comments

Dublin City Council issued the most fines at 1465.

# epa - 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 9,887 Views 23 Comments

The results are from a new report by the EPA.

# epa - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Raw sewage from 38 towns and villages flowing into our environment, report says
# Unacceptable
# Unacceptable

Raw sewage from 38 towns and villages flowing into our environment, report says

Oct 23rd 2018, 7:28 AM 16,688 Views 46 Comments

The EPA’s Dr Tom Ryan said our health is being put at risk due to the impact on our rivers, lakes and coastal waters.

# epa - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Irish Water to write to 140,000 homes and businesses with 'at risk' supplies
# Remedial Action
# Remedial Action

Irish Water to write to 140,000 homes and businesses with 'at risk' supplies

Oct 3rd 2018, 6:00 AM 16,593 Views 65 Comments

Approximately 366,000 people are affected.

# epa - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Decision to grant Irish Cement licence to burn alternative fuels delayed after 3,500 objections
# Opposition
# Opposition

Decision to grant Irish Cement licence to burn alternative fuels delayed after 3,500 objections

Sep 25th 2018, 5:00 PM 14,340 Views 27 Comments

The number of objections from the public “continues to rise”, a spokesperson for the EPA said.

# epa - Friday 6 July, 2018

Trump's environment chief quits amid investigations into first-class flights and $50-a-night apartment lease
# No Regrets
# No Regrets

Trump's environment chief quits amid investigations into first-class flights and $50-a-night apartment lease

Jul 6th 2018, 7:28 AM 18,532 Views 31 Comments

Pruitt expressed no regrets.

# epa - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Ireland's drinking water due to comply with EU standards by 2020, 16 years after deadline
# Water Supply
# Water Supply

Ireland's drinking water due to comply with EU standards by 2020, 16 years after deadline

Jun 13th 2018, 7:32 AM 14,252 Views 42 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual report for last year found that in general quality of the public drinking supply remained high.

# epa - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

The EPA says the air quality in Dublin is fine - despite warnings that it was 'hazardous'
# Something In The Air
# Something In The Air

The EPA says the air quality in Dublin is fine - despite warnings that it was 'hazardous'

Jun 12th 2018, 8:00 PM 11,839 Views 26 Comments

Some Android users were alerted to a possible hazard in the air.

# epa - 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 88,891 Views 37 Comments

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

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