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# rivers - Friday 23 July, 2021

Opinion: We need to now prioritise water safety in Ireland as we did road safety
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Opinion: We need to now prioritise water safety in Ireland as we did road safety

Updated Jul 23rd 2021, 3:00 PM 14,701 Views 44 Comments

Roger Sweeney of Water Safety Ireland says we must educate people on the importance of learning to swim and best ways to interact with water.

# rivers - 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 13,131 Views 9 Comments

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

# rivers - Friday 4 June, 2021

Microplastics in Irish waters 'pass up the food chain' into systems of humans and larger animals
# Study
# Study

Microplastics in Irish waters 'pass up the food chain' into systems of humans and larger animals

Jun 4th 2021, 6:09 PM 12,677 Views 13 Comments

The findings were contained in research carried out by scientists at UCC.

# rivers - 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 48,073 Views 19 Comments

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

# rivers - 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 8,918 Views 34 Comments

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

# rivers - 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 9,934 Views 23 Comments

The results are from a new report by the EPA.

# rivers - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

EU to Ireland: We're not stopping you from dredging
# Flooding
# Flooding

EU to Ireland: We're not stopping you from dredging

Jan 5th 2016, 1:58 PM 25,203 Views 62 Comments

The European Commission has said any suggestion EU environmental rules are to blame for the recent severe flooding is “completely without foundation”.

# rivers - Monday 10 February, 2014

RNLI rescues semi-conscious kayaker from fast flowing river
# Nenagh River
# Nenagh River

RNLI rescues semi-conscious kayaker from fast flowing river

Feb 10th 2014, 10:36 AM 10,369 Views 10 Comments

The Lough Derg RNLI said that the it was an extremely serious situation, where every second counted in the rescue.

# rivers - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Emergency services and local authorities remain on high alert over flooding
# Not Over Yet
# Not Over Yet

Emergency services and local authorities remain on high alert over flooding

Feb 9th 2014, 4:38 PM 12,574 Views 5 Comments

The orange weather alert has been lifted but more stormy weather is expected over the next week.

# rivers - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Heavy rainfall over weekend 'poses a major risk' as rivers continue to rise
# Rivers Run High
# Rivers Run High

Heavy rainfall over weekend 'poses a major risk' as rivers continue to rise

Feb 8th 2014, 1:05 PM 13,232 Views 22 Comments

There have been no reports of major flooding episodes overnight but heavy rain will continue over the next few days.

# rivers - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

No end to the rain in sight, as flood warnings extended to "all rivers"
# On Alert
# On Alert

No end to the rain in sight, as flood warnings extended to "all rivers"

Feb 5th 2014, 2:55 PM 31,926 Views 46 Comments

Authorities are warning anyone who lives near an inland waterway to be on alert. Met Éireann says it’s unable to forecast when we’ll see a break in the weather.

# rivers - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Better safe than sorry: Dublin flood defences in place ahead of 'very high tides'
# IF I COULD TURN BACK TIDES
# IF I COULD TURN BACK TIDES

Better safe than sorry: Dublin flood defences in place ahead of 'very high tides'

Jan 29th 2014, 6:49 PM 20,943 Views 39 Comments

A further assessment of flood risk is due to be carried out by Met Éireann tomorrow.

# rivers - Monday 5 August, 2013

Europe's urban rivers spring back to life after neglect
# Blue Ribbon
# Blue Ribbon

Europe's urban rivers spring back to life after neglect

Aug 5th 2013, 8:30 PM 17,568 Views 22 Comments

Paris, Warsaw, Madrid – just some of the cities trying to put their river thoroughfares back on the amenities map.

# rivers - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Last month's floods in central Europe caused more than €12.4 billion of damage
# Flooding
# Flooding

Last month's floods in central Europe caused more than €12.4 billion of damage

Jul 10th 2013, 7:45 AM 2,954 Views 2 Comments

Several major European rivers including the Elbe and the Danube overflowed, causing widespread damage and a number of deaths after heavy rainfall last month.

# rivers - Monday 25 June, 2012

What is the mystery Burren 'footprint'?
# Burren
# Burren

What is the mystery Burren 'footprint'?

Jun 25th 2012, 5:17 PM 15,558 Views 17 Comments

An intrigued Google Earth user thought they saw something strange on an image of County Clare’s historic Burren area. But what did the ‘footprint’ turn out to be?

# rivers - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Fire at D4 gated community stops flood victims from returning home
# Floods
# Floods

Fire at D4 gated community stops flood victims from returning home

Nov 1st 2011, 6:00 PM 2,909 Views 1 Comment

Some residents of The Sweepstakes in Ballsbridge have been waiting over a week to move back into their flood-damaged homes.