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Water quality: Recent improvements ‘must be acknowledged’

Water quality: Recent improvements ‘must be acknowledged’

Following the release of a report into water quality by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this morning (Wednesday, April 14),...

July 14, 2021

What can we do to protect and improve water quality?

What can we do to protect and improve water quality?

Farmers can take a number of measures to help both water quality and, in some cases, their own pockets, according...

July 14, 2021

Nitrogen levels too high in 47% of Irish rivers – EPA

Nitrogen levels too high in 47% of Irish rivers – EPA

Nitrogen levels are too high in almost half of all Irish rivers – and a quarter of Irish groundwaters –...

July 14, 2021

EPA: Take simple actions to stop food waste this summer

EPA: Take simple actions to stop food waste this summer

As the country prepares for an outdoor summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new campaign to encourage...

July 8, 2021

54% of septic tank systems failed inspection in 2020

54% of septic tank systems failed inspection in 2020

More than half (54%) of septic tank systems failed inspection last year, according to a new environmental report released last...

June 30, 2021

New agri-environment scheme will be ‘key to delivering our climate objectives’ – minister

New agri-environment scheme will be ‘key to delivering our climate objectives’ – minister

With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stating this week that Ireland will not meet 2013-2020 EU reduction targets for greenhouse...

June 23, 2021

Ireland will not meet 2020 GHG emissions targets – EPA

Ireland will not meet 2020 GHG emissions targets – EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said that Ireland will not meet its 2020 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets....

June 22, 2021

National herd cull will not be proposed by Agri Food Strategy Committee

National herd cull will not be proposed by Agri Food Strategy Committee

There will be no recommendation to reduce the size of the national herd in the Agri-Food Strategy 2030, which is...

June 21, 2021

EPA funding opportunity for projects targeting food waste

EPA funding opportunity for projects targeting food waste

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting businesses with projects targeting food waste, among other causes of waste, to respond...

June 18, 2021

State ‘seriously in breach of international obligations on ammonia emissions’

State ‘seriously in breach of international obligations on ammonia emissions’

Revised data by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “confirms that the state has been underestimating ammonia emissions”, according to one NGO....

June 3, 2021

3,000t of ammonia emissions avoided through LESS in 2019

3,000t of ammonia emissions avoided through LESS in 2019

Despite decreasing in 2019, Irish ammonia emissions are still non-compliant with the EU ceiling, according to the Environmental Protection Agency...

June 3, 2021

New land-cover map of habitats in development

New land-cover map of habitats in development

A new national land-cover map of habitats is being developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ordnance Survey Ireland,...

May 26, 2021

Agricultural impacts and edible packaging – a taste of €10.5m EPA research

Agricultural impacts and edible packaging – a taste of €10.5m EPA research

Agricultural impacts on the environment, reducing plastic waste, the circular economy and edible packaging are just some of the topics...

May 24, 2021

Agriculture cause of over one-third of bathing water pollution incidents

Agriculture cause of over one-third of bathing water pollution incidents

Diffuse pollution from agriculture was the cause of 37% of bathing water pollution incidents last year. The Environmental Protection Agency...

May 12, 2021

GHG emissions decrease in 2020 – though dairy sees increase

GHG emissions decrease in 2020 – though dairy sees increase

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the Irish power generation and industrial sectors decreased in 2020, though an increase in emissions...

April 13, 2021

Smart Farming identifies 9% GHG reduction potential…and savings of €5,600

Smart Farming identifies 9% GHG reduction potential…and savings of €5,600

Farmers that participated in the Smart Farming initiative last year identified “average cost savings of €5,600 and average greenhouse gas...

March 29, 2021

‘More action needed’ by local authorities on ‘air enforcement and water protection’

‘More action needed’ by local authorities on ‘air enforcement and water protection’

Additional focus is needed by local authorities in air enforcement and water protection, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)....

March 17, 2021

Map of areas needing ‘additional actions’ for nitrogen loss reduction developed

Map of areas needing ‘additional actions’ for nitrogen loss reduction developed

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a map of areas which “need additional actions to reduce the losses of...

February 23, 2021