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From TheJournal.ie Major wastewater treatment plant gets go ahead in north Dublin despite local opposition Clonshaugh

Major wastewater treatment plant gets go ahead in north Dublin despite local opposition

Opponents to the plant have said they are ready to initiate a judicial review in the High Court.

From TheJournal.ie Questions over this weekend's Liffey Swim after water samples found to be "exceptionally poor" Sewage Spill

Questions over this weekend's Liffey Swim after water samples found to be "exceptionally poor"

Dublin City Council says that the results “significantly exceed the maximum permitted levels for designated bathing waters”.

From TheJournal.ie Discoloured water on Dublin beaches down to algal bloom, says council Bathing Bans

Discoloured water on Dublin beaches down to algal bloom, says council

Bathing bans are in place at beaches across Dublin Bay.

From TheJournal.ie Beachgoers urged not to swim at Dublin beach due to pumping station overflow Balbriggan

Beachgoers urged not to swim at Dublin beach due to pumping station overflow

Balbriggan beach itself remains open.

From TheJournal.ie 'Grave concerns': Two thirds of Cork seaside town’s sewage pumped directly into local harbour Castletownbere

'Grave concerns': Two thirds of Cork seaside town’s sewage pumped directly into local harbour

Irish Water received fines totalling €9,000 and was ordered to pay costs in three prosecutions by the Environmental Protection Agency.

From TheJournal.ie 'A cesspool': Philippines to close its most popular tourist island for six months Boracay Island

'A cesspool': Philippines to close its most popular tourist island for six months

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the shutdown to start on 26 April.

From TheJournal.ie Planning denied for controversial Wexford sludge site over 'risk to public health' Obnoxious Odour

Planning denied for controversial Wexford sludge site over 'risk to public health'

Locals had objected to the application due to odour issues and concerns about the treatment process.

From TheJournal.ie 'We got one up on them': Wexford sludge row continues as company ordered to cease work Sewage

'We got one up on them': Wexford sludge row continues as company ordered to cease work

Residents were battling with an “obnoxious” odour for more than two years – now it has emerged the site didn’t have proper planning permission.

From TheJournal.ie Do not swim notice issued for two Dublin beaches due to high levels of sewage Rush And Loughshinny

Do not swim notice issued for two Dublin beaches due to high levels of sewage

The likely cause of the lower water quality at both locations is sewage from a wastewater treatment plant or sewer network.

From TheJournal.ie 'An absolute disaster': Hundreds of fish killed in River Tolka after someone put car tyre into sewer Sewage

'An absolute disaster': Hundreds of fish killed in River Tolka after someone put car tyre into sewer

The blockage led to a manhole cover overflowing and sewage being discharged into the River Tolka.

From TheJournal.ie 'We know it rains in Ireland. It's just not on': Emergency motion on Sandymount bathing ban Stay Off The Beach

'We know it rains in Ireland. It's just not on': Emergency motion on Sandymount bathing ban

A similar bathing ban has been lifted at Dollymount after raw sewage washed up on the beach.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water guilty of sewage pollution at four plants across the country Rotten

Irish Water guilty of sewage pollution at four plants across the country

Tests of the discharge showed excessive emissions of ammonia as well as phosphorus.

From TheJournal.ie Raw sewage is being pumped out in 43 areas across the country, says EPA Effluent

Raw sewage is being pumped out in 43 areas across the country, says EPA

Waste water discharges contributed to poor quality water at six popular beaches.

From TheJournal.ie Cork, Donegal and Galway are being very naughty when it comes to clean water Hall Of Shame

Cork, Donegal and Galway are being very naughty when it comes to clean water

Those counties have failed to provide adequate sewage treatment facilities to meet EU standards, according to the EPA’s waste water report for 2014.

From TheJournal.ie A sinkhole leaking sewage opened in this Cork housing estate Ballincollig

A sinkhole leaking sewage opened in this Cork housing estate

The council have fenced it off and are set to fix the broken pipe beneath.

From TheJournal.ie "You are walking through s*** - it's absolutely disgusting" Ballymun

"You are walking through s*** - it's absolutely disgusting"

Residents say that sewage leaks are causing issues in Ballymun.

From TheJournal.ie Rank smell plagues Donegal estate as raw sewage runs down main road Health Hazard

Rank smell plagues Donegal estate as raw sewage runs down main road

The problem has persisted for over five years but the county council says it can’t do much about it yet.

From TheJournal.ie Could septic tanks be a thing of the past? Private Sewage Scheme

Could septic tanks be a thing of the past?

106 households in North Kildare will take part in the largest private group sewage scheme in Ireland.

Would you get married in a sewage treatment plant?

One couple have already booked themselves in.

From TheJournal.ie Raw sewage is being pumped into water in 42 urban areas in Ireland - EPA Dirty Water

Raw sewage is being pumped into water in 42 urban areas in Ireland - EPA

The agency says the country needs major investment in the area.

Here's why #LondonPoo was trending in Ireland last night

What a sh**ty situation.

From TheJournal.ie 'Serious health hazard' as entire town's sewage piped into conservation area Galway This post contains images

'Serious health hazard' as entire town's sewage piped into conservation area

An Taisce said today there is a potential threat to drinking and bathing water in the area of Glenamaddy.

From TheJournal.ie 'Vile smell' in Shannon causing concern about health among residents Whats That Smell

'Vile smell' in Shannon causing concern about health among residents

A number of people have reported having headaches and feeling nauseous since last weekend.

From TheJournal.ie This battery uses sewage to generate energy Energy

This battery uses sewage to generate energy

The battery harnesses a special type of microbe to produce electricity by digesting the plant and animal waste dissolved in the wastewater.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan 'has no role' in trying to stop €500m sewage plant Leaders' Questions

Phil Hogan 'has no role' in trying to stop €500m sewage plant

Enda Kenny says the decision to build a €500m sewage treatment plant in Clonshaugh lies with the local authorities.

From TheJournal.ie Power: Plans for 'monster' sewage plant are "outrageous" Sewage

Power: Plans for 'monster' sewage plant are "outrageous"

It has been announced that the preferred site for the plant is Clonshaugh in north Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Balbriggan beach closed after raw sewage overflow Human Waste

Balbriggan beach closed after raw sewage overflow

A malfunction at a local pump station due to power failures caused the overflows.

From TheJournal.ie Residents vow to step up campaign against 'monster' sewage plant Sewage

Residents vow to step up campaign against 'monster' sewage plant

The location of a proposed all-Dublin sewage works has now been narrowed down to three sites.

Romance in the air? Sewage plant offers St Valentine's Day tours

A New York sewage treatment plant promises a unique Valentine’s date.

From TheJournal.ie Fingal residents protest against 'monster' sewage plant Monster Sewage

Fingal residents protest against 'monster' sewage plant

Hundreds of north Dublin residents tonight demonstrated against a new giant sewage treatment plant which is due to be built in the area.

How to... capture a drain-dwelling crocodile

Locals in Cairns found the urban myth of reptiles in the underground sewage system is true.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the news of the day you might have missed…

From TheJournal.ie Rialto homes riddled with damp and mould Rialto

Rialto homes riddled with damp and mould

Shocking survey carried out by the Rialto Rights in Action Group revealed that almost half of the adults living in Dolphin House have trouble breathing easily due to their living conditions.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s Fix: the preliminary report into the Cork plane crash is released; hopes at Fukushima; and some very original merchandise for the British royal nuptials.

From TheJournal.ie One killed, one hospitalised in Cork sewage incident 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.