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Initial studies of the impact of the coronavirus restrictions in March to May of 2020 indicate levels of NO2 dropped dramatically, especially in urban areas. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s biggest source of air pollution is the burning of solid fuel in residential properties, and this is also the main contributor to an estimate(...)

The Government’s expanded septic tank grant scheme broadens availability of grants and increases the maximum available to €5,000.

Half of the 1,160 septic tanks and other domestic waste water treatment systems failed inspections by local authorities during 2019, according to the (...)

 Leixlip water treatment plant. The number of people threatened by poor water supplies   has doubled largely due to difficulties at the Leixlip plant. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A total of 52 treatment plants supplying drinking water to 1.1 million people – over a fifth of the Republic’s population – “are vulnerable to failure(...)

More than 60 private supplies were found to be contaminated with human or animal waste at least once during 2018. Photograph: iStock

The quality of drinking water from private supplies continues to deteriorate, putting the health of one million people in Ireland at an unacceptable r(...)

Cryptosporidium was detected in 25 public water supplies in 2018, up from 17 in 2017 and 12 in 2016. Photograph: iStock

Cryptosporidium contamination of public drinking water supplies in Ireland is increasing and poses a risk to public health, the EPA has warned. The 2(...)

Areas along the M50 have some of the worst air pollution in Dublin according to an EPA report. File photograph: Alan Betson

Many areas of Dublin are experiencing worsening air pollution caused by nitrogen dioxide (NO2) with indications that frequent breaches of EU limits ar(...)

Three of the five waters classified as being poor are in the Dublin  region: Merrion strand, Sandymount strand (above) and Portrane beach.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ireland’s bathing waters are continuing to improve in quality with the vast majority of EU-designated beaches of excellent or good quality, according (...)

A street with a pedestrian crossing near Vienna Hofburg Imperial Palace. Photograph: iStock

Allowing unlimited public transport at a cost of €365 per person per year is one of the big contributory factors in Vienna regularly being ranked as t(...)

Irish Cement had previous convictions arising out of two previous prosecutions for similar breaches, at Limerick District Court, in June 2017, and July 2018, the court heard. File photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Irish Cement has been fined €4,000 for breaching terms of its industrial emissions licence, when thick “glue-like” dust spilled from its Co Limerick p(...)

Most cases brought by the EPA relate to the discharge of untreated waste water into rivers or groundwater

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforces licences issued to Irish Water for operating waste-water treatment plants and industrial/waste lice(...)

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