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Water quality in almost half of Ireland's rivers and lakes deemed unsatisfactory
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Water quality in almost half of Ireland's rivers and lakes deemed unsatisfactory

Jul 14th 2021, 7:05 AM 12,896 Views 9 Comments

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

Opinion: Our water quality tests in Ireland are not good enough - the real picture is a lot worse
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Opinion: Our water quality tests in Ireland are not good enough - the real picture is a lot worse

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 8:23 AM 21,269 Views 11 Comments

Professor Dearbháile Morris and Dr Liam Burke of NUI Galway say the EU-backed water pollution tests being used here do not give an accurate reading.

Here are the four bathing areas classified as having 'poor' quality water in Ireland
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Here are the four bathing areas classified as having 'poor' quality water in Ireland

May 12th 2021, 12:10 AM 66,239 Views 9 Comments

96% of beaches met EU standards last year.

Swimmers and surfers asked to take part in NUI Galway study to see if they have superbugs
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Swimmers and surfers asked to take part in NUI Galway study to see if they have superbugs

Aug 10th 2020, 6:30 AM 47,272 Views 0 Comments

Surfer Easkey Britton and Liffey Swim champ Paul O’Flynn are supporting the project by urging people to sign up to be tested.

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

May 26th 2020, 7:28 AM 99,201 Views 20 Comments

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

Quiz: Can you name these Irish rivers from above?
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Quiz: Can you name these Irish rivers from above?

Dec 15th 2019, 9:00 PM 47,978 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Sep 3rd 2019, 3:39 PM 17,608 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Nov 30th 2018, 8:31 AM 9,921 Views 23 Comments

The results are from a new report by the EPA.

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

May 21st 2018, 1:07 PM 40,051 Views 19 Comments

Kerry tops the list with the most Blue Flags.

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

May 16th 2018, 6:20 AM 89,013 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Aug 31st 2017, 7:46 AM 17,581 Views 52 Comments

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

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

Apr 5th 2016, 6:02 AM 27,880 Views 19 Comments

Six popular beaches didn’t make the EU standard.

South Dublin and Salthill water not fit for swimming
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South Dublin and Salthill water not fit for swimming

Jul 9th 2015, 7:22 PM 20,788 Views 16 Comments

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

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

May 28th 2015, 2:47 PM 21,127 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Aug 7th 2014, 3:19 PM 13,316 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Sep 23rd 2013, 8:45 PM 5,752 Views 52 Comments

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

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

May 4th 2013, 2:22 PM 12,631 Views 11 Comments

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

Further tests due on waters from Cork E.coli beaches
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Further tests due on waters from Cork E.coli beaches

Aug 20th 2012, 9:46 AM 3,149 Views 11 Comments

Seven beaches were declared unsafe for swimming over the weekend over concerns about E.coli levels.

E-coli traces found in bathing water at three Clare holiday resorts
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E-coli traces found in bathing water at three Clare holiday resorts

Jul 20th 2012, 7:30 PM 8,020 Views 22 Comments

The beaches at Lahinch, Kilkee and Spanish Point have all been closed after traces of the bacteria were found.

One of three water boil notices lifted in Limerick
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One of three water boil notices lifted in Limerick

Jun 13th 2012, 11:26 AM 949 Views 0 Comments

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

Irish bathing water quality improved in 2011
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Irish bathing water quality improved in 2011

May 3rd 2012, 1:07 PM 1,127 Views 8 Comments

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.

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

Jun 9th 2011, 2:27 PM 1,395 Views 5 Comments

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

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

May 5th 2011, 3:18 PM 684 Views 0 Comments

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.