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# Troubled Waters

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Licence granted for large salmon farm in Bantry Bay despite strong opposition
Decision follows six-year appeals process, with opponents ‘gutted’ and ‘extremely disappointed’ with the decision.
Licensed to Fail: ‘Outdated’ salmon farm licensing system comes under fire from all sides
A report by
Niall Sargent
Noteworthy reveals internal concerns the Department of the Marine did not take sufficiently tough action over potential licence breaches by Ireland’s largest salmon operator.
Over 20 salmon farms operating with expired licences for over a decade, writes Niall Sargent in final part of Noteworthy investigation into salmon farming
State has investigated several cases of possible licence breaches by Ireland's largest salmon company
No enforcement over various farms’ failure to carry out assessments for impacts on marine biodiversity
Lice, infectious disease and taking reef fish: The impact of salmon farms on marine biodiversity
State issues licences to salmon farms to cull protected seals, documents reveal
Lice, infectious disease and taking reef fish: The impact of salmon farms on marine biodiversity
Noteworthy investigation reveals concerns over State monitoring of potential environmental impacts of salmon farms from sea lice, disease and farm escapes.
State holds limited details on disease outbreaks and mortality rates at salmon farms, reports Niall Sargent of Noteworthy, our investigative platform
Little regulation of wild wrasse fishing for use as cleaner fish on farms despite potential marine impacts
Experts warn Ireland lacks baseline data to effectively monitor for salmon farm escapes
State issues licences to salmon farms to cull protected seals, documents reveal
A report by
Niall Sargent
Noteworthy investigation shows that at least two grey seals and three common seals were killed after licences were issued.
Since 2015, the NPWS granted 11 licences to farms to shoot small numbers of the protected species, reports Niall Sargent in the first part of Noteworthy's investigation into the salmon industry
Conservation groups have expressed shock at the decision and a lack of scientific evidence behind culling
The NPWS does not generally carry out site visits to monitor cull events due to 'resourcing issues'
Despite some Phase Three optimism, TDs to be told many SMEs are 'dying' due to pandemic
A worrying picture will be painted when representatives from a number of sectors address TDs today.
Water quality in almost half of Ireland's lakes and rivers deemed unsatisfactory
Coastal waters had the highest proportion of water bodies in good or high ecological status, according to an EPA report.
Marine life threatened by dropping oxygen levels in Earth's waters, conservation group says
The IUCN said around 700 sites had been identified globally with low oxygen levels.
Quiz: How much do you know about bridges around the world?
How many buses fit on O’Connell Bridge?
SeaWorld stock drops to all-time low after it ends killer whale shows
Earlier this year, the Orlando, Florida, company said it won’t breed killer whales and would stop using them in shows.
'I'm told I'm very transfer friendly': Joan isn't too worried about that poll
The Labour leader is in serious danger of losing her seat, according to a new constituency poll.
The EU has a new framework for how US tech giants handle your data
The details concerning the EU-US Privacy Shield will be finalised over the coming months.
More camogie drama as Wexford launch appeal over All-Ireland semi-final loss to Galway
Galway defeated Wexford by a point last Saturday.
Sony records hefty losses as its smartphone woes continue
Its net loss for the half year ballooned to nearly €794 million, causing it to replace its mobile chief and cut staff in its global smartphone unit by 15%.
'Phil Hogans' hold protest against controversial Kilkenny bridge
Protesters are keeping up a 24-hour presence at the construction site of a bridge over the River Nore.
Former Milan enforcer Gattuso under investigation for match-fixing
The ex-Italy international is in trouble for potential links to ‘criminals with intent to commit sporting fraud.’
Three more England players land themselves in hot water
Martin Johnson has reprimanded three of his players after they made lewd comments to a female hotel worker in New Zealand.