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#Water quality

# water-quality - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

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

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

# water-quality - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Quiz: Can you name these Irish rivers from above?

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

# water-quality - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Dublin people are being asked to test water quality across the city using free kits

Free testing kits will be sent to people who want to check the quality as part of a European-wide survey.

# water-quality - Friday 30 November, 2018

Water quality in Irish rivers and lakes is more often getting worse, not better

The results are from a new report by the EPA.

# water-quality - Monday 21 May, 2018

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? Here's the full list

Kerry tops the list with the most Blue Flags.

# water-quality - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Here are the best and worst beaches in Ireland to go swimming

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

# water-quality - Thursday 31 August, 2017

In the 1980s over 500 Irish river sites were of pristine quality, now there are just 21

A major study by the EPA has put the spotlight on Ireland’s water quality.

# water-quality - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Most of Ireland's beaches get an A+ for water quality. Is yours one of them?

Six popular beaches didn’t make the EU standard.

# water-quality - Thursday 9 July, 2015

South Dublin and Salthill water not fit for swimming

And not for the first time. The water at Sandymount and Merrion Strands has been temporarily deemed not fit for swimmers.

# water-quality - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Has your local beach or bathing spot been given a Blue Flag this year?

The full list is here. Did your favourite bathing place make it?

# water-quality - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Swimmers warned to stay out of the water at six Dublin beaches

Fingal County Council say the ‘poor quality’ results follow last weekend’s heavy rainfall.

# water-quality - Monday 23 September, 2013

Plan to increase Ireland's agricultural output could cause harm to environment

A report commissioned by the Government claims that the negative effects can be mitigated but green groups are concerned.

# water-quality - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Great Barrier Reef status as 'natural wonder of the world' under threat

The UN says Australia hasn’t done enough to tackle concerns about rampant coastal development and water quality at the world heritage site.

# water-quality - 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.

# water-quality - Friday 20 July, 2012

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.

# water-quality - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

One of three water boil notices lifted in Limerick

However, householders in a further two areas are being urged to take precautionary measures.

# water-quality - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Irish bathing water quality improved in 2011

However, there was a drop in the amount of beaches reaching ‘good’ status. Ireland will have to redouble its efforts to maintain and improve bathing water quality standards, Minister Phil Hogan said today.

# water-quality - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Life's a beach: Blue Flag status awarded to eight more than in 2010

82 Irish beaches and two marinas are given Blue Flag status, the highest in years – but there are a few notable absentees.

# water-quality - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Fires cause €5 million worth of damage with 985 hectares of land destroyed

Coillte estimates that it will take this much to cover the extra expense from fire fighting, replacement of trees lost and forgone revenue from timber.