EPA

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The latest EPA assessment of water from private supplies, which mainly arise in rural areas, confirms an unacceptable level of public health risk for many thousands of people. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

More than a fifth of the Irish population receive drinking water from private supplies, including 417 group water schemes, 1,778 small private supplie(...)

The Avoca river in Arklow: Treating human waste adequately so it can be safely released to the environment is one of the most fundamental requirements of a modern state. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Covid-19 restrictions provided the opportunity for many to rediscover Ireland’s natural water resources – beaches, lakes and rivers – on their doorste(...)

Merrion Strand in Dublin is the first Irish beach to shut permanently after failing EPA standards for the fifth successive year. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

A ban on bathing at Merrion strand in Dublin Bay was a long time coming; the culmination of five years of failure to meet minimum EU water quality sta(...)

The discharge was photographed by an amateur photographer using a drone  eight hours after the incident. Photograph: Eoin O’Shaughnessy

The recent discharge of wastewater sludge into Dublin Bay was mainly caused by an overload at the waste water treatment plant in Ringsend, rather than(...)

The latest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report on urban waste-water treatment is a grim account of failure to provide adequate infrastructure(...)

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Anglers and canoeists held a rally at a Border lake on Saturday in a bid to put pressure on political parties to support a Private Member’s Bill to ban fracking.

Anglers and canoeists held a rally at a Border lake on Saturday in a bid to put pressure on political parties to support a Private Member’s Bill to ba(...)

One million tonnes of food in Ireland and almost 1.3 billion tonnes worldwide are wasted every year, according to Iseult Ward, co-founder of Foodcloud.

Foodcloud, a new organisation that matches surplus food with people who need it, has called on people to sign a national pledge to reduce Irela(...)