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# Septic Tank

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“Let’s not waste an opportunity”: Nature-based solutions to our wastewater woes
Alejandro Monleon explains how the use of artificial wetland ponds would help limit the strains on our wastewater system.
# Waterford
Man in his 70s dies following farm incident involving septic tank
The incident happened at around 10am this morning.
# Mass Grave
Remains of young children and babies found in sewage chambers at Tuam mother and baby home
In a statement, the Commission said it is “shocked by the discovery” and its investigation is continuing.
Opinion: Horror doesn't belong to the past, Ireland's most vulnerable are still marginalised and neglected
These are the unpalatable facts: we are living at a time of growing homelessness and food poverty, and we allow vulnerable children to socially excluded, neglected and ignored.
# septic tanks
Ireland still paying €12k-a-day fine for septic tank compliance failure
Environment Minister Phil Hogan had vowed to wrap up EPA inspections – needed for the daily fines to stop – before end of last month but deadline has not been met.
# Septic Tank
Today is the final day for septic tank registration
Those who do not register face a fine of up to €5,000.
# septic tanks
Less than a fifth of homes register for septic tank inspections in €5 window
The discount registration window shuts next Friday – with only a fraction of the 437,000 tanks registered at the lower rate.
# septic tanks
Last weeks to register your septic tank for €5
If you don’t register your septic tank before or on 28 September, the price jumps from €5 to €50.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…
Column: Sludgy and outdated: Why our education system is like a septic tank
Tests, tests and more tests – but schools and colleges aren’t giving us the creativity we need in this crisis, writes Kate Katharina Ferguson.
# septic tanks
Unforeseen delay in rollout of septic tank registrations
Phil Hogan is forced to acknowledge that registrations for tanks will be delayed, but there is no comment on why.
# septic tanks
Submissions sought on septic tank regulation guidelines
The guidelines for septic tank regulation have been published by Minister Phil Hogan today. Submissions on the guidlines are now being sought.
# septic tanks
Hogan says there is 'no excuse' not to pay septic tank charge
The Environment Minister was speaking after he announced that the mandatory inspection fee for owners of septic tanks was reduced to €5 for the first three months.
# septic tanks
Explainer: What's going on with Ireland's septic tanks?
The government’s under pressure over its plans to enforce mandatory inspections of septic tanks. So what’s the story?
# septic tanks
State won't face septic tank fines in February despite government claims
The government has rejected claims that it has misled the Dáil and the public over fines for failure to comply with EU regulations on septic tanks.
# Septic Tank
Septic tank row continues as Fianna Fáil calls for expert advice
Sinn Féin has also organised information meetings in Mayo next week to discuss the impact of the Septic Tank Bill.
# Cork
One killed, one hospitalised in Cork sewage incident
One man has died and another has been hospitalised in Cork, after it is believed they were overcome with fumes while removing sewage from septic tanks.