Mary Gurrie

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Merrion strand: the beach is the first in Ireland to face a permanent bathing ban.

Swimming is to be banned at Merrion strand in Dublin Bay because of persistent problems with bathing water quality – it is the first Irish beach to ha(...)

In the EPA’s latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement, five sites are listed for persistent failure to meet the necessary environmental standards, four of which are from the agri-food sector

The Irish food and drink industry had the poorest environmental compliance record of any sector last year, according to the Environmental Protection A(...)

There were six fires at waste facilities last year and the EPA received almost €40,000 in fines and costs from three waste operators which were brought before the courts after they had breached regulations. Picture Jason Clarke Photography

Poor storage and management of waste at handling facilities is causing an “unacceptable” fire risk, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (...)