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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

Tipperary Co-op and Arrow Group among most visited sites by EPA in 2020

Tipperary Co-op and Arrow Group among most visited sites by EPA in 2020

Tipperary Co-op and Arrow Group were among the most visited sites by the state’s environmental watchdog in 2020. Complaints about...

February 19, 2021

84% of people feel access to nature was important for their mental health last year

84% of people feel access to nature was important for their mental health last year

84% of people feel access to nature was important for their mental and physical health in the challenging year that...

February 12, 2021

Private supply water quality ‘not good enough and putting health at risk’

Private supply water quality ‘not good enough and putting health at risk’

The quality of drinking water in private water supplies is not good enough and is putting health at risk, according...

February 11, 2021

Irish greenhouse gas emissions estimated to be 6% lower in 2020

Irish greenhouse gas emissions estimated to be 6% lower in 2020

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are estimated to have fallen by 6% overall in 2020 due to the impact of...

January 29, 2021

EPA: Nitrate concentrations now increasing in nearly half of river and groundwater sites

EPA: Nitrate concentrations now increasing in nearly half of river and groundwater sites

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published the Water Quality Indicators Report 2019 which provides an assessment on Ireland’s surface...

December 15, 2020

Sewage from 35 towns and villages ‘flows into environment daily’

Sewage from 35 towns and villages ‘flows into environment daily’

Raw sewage from 35 towns and villages in Ireland “flows into our environment every day”, according to the Environmental Protection...

November 12, 2020

IFA pledges to oppose any prospect of EPA licences for dairy farms

IFA pledges to oppose any prospect of EPA licences for dairy farms

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that it would oppose any proposal to introduce an environmental licence requirement for...

November 11, 2020

EPA urged householders to test homes for cancer-causing radon

EPA urged householders to test homes for cancer-causing radon

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is calling on all householders to test their homes for the cancer-causing radioactive gas –...

November 6, 2020

Transport emissions breach EU limit in Dublin – EPA

Transport emissions breach EU limit in Dublin – EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Air Quality Annual Report shows that while Ireland’s air quality was generally good during 2019,...

September 25, 2020

Dairygold commits to adhering to EPA standards at Cork cheese processing factory

Dairygold commits to adhering to EPA standards at Cork cheese processing factory

Dairygold says it’s committed to “adhering to the most stringent environmental standards set down by the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency]”,...

September 2, 2020

EPA grants controversial discharge licence to Cork cheese processing factory

EPA grants controversial discharge licence to Cork cheese processing factory

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted a discharge licence to a cheese processing factory in Co. Cork. The industrial...

August 31, 2020

Food firm and co-op included in latest EPA priority sites list

Food firm and co-op included in latest EPA priority sites list

A food group and a dairy cooperative have been included in the latest National Priority Sites List, published  by the Environmental...

July 16, 2020

LESS and protected urea to drive agri emissions reductions to 2030 – EPA

LESS and protected urea to drive agri emissions reductions to 2030 – EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its greenhouse gas emissions projections for the period 2019-2040 – which expects...

July 8, 2020

‘Ireland must at least stabilise herd to benefit from Oxford science on methane’ – EPA

‘Ireland must at least stabilise herd to benefit from Oxford science on methane’ – EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has responded to the latest Oxford University research on methane emissions from livestock – and...

June 2, 2020