Pollution

Public consultation launched on EU’s waste framework

Public consultation launched on EU’s waste framework

A public consultation on the review of the European Commission’s Waste Framework Directive (WFD) and EU food waste reduction targets...

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Check equipment to prevent a pollution incident

Check equipment to prevent a pollution incident

Following a major pollution incident causing a catastrophic fish kill in the Ballinderry River in Co. Tyrone, the head of...

April 10, 2022

Public consultation on the draft Clean Air Strategy now open

Public consultation on the draft Clean Air Strategy now open

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan has today (Tuesday, March 8) launched a public consultation on...

March 8, 2022

Predicted weather patterns indicate further water pollution from agriculture

Predicted weather patterns indicate further water pollution from agriculture

A study of river water quality during one of the UK’s wettest ever winters shows a massive increase in agricultural...

February 4, 2022

Agricultural soil contaminated by plastic pollution – FAO

Agricultural soil contaminated by plastic pollution – FAO

A report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) suggests that agricultural soil is contaminated with...

December 9, 2021

New air quality alert system launched for NI

New air quality alert system launched for NI

Northern Ireland Environment Minister Edwin Poots has announced changes to his department’s High Air Pollution Alert Protocol to improve public...

October 6, 2021

Air pollution reducing life expectancy by two years – report

Air pollution reducing life expectancy by two years – report

Air pollution is reducing people’s life expectancy all around the world, with the average person losing 2.2 years to particulate...

September 12, 2021

Galway farm convicted following pollution incident

Galway farm convicted following pollution incident

A farm in Co. Galway has been convicted and ordered to pay towards restorative works on the Lough Corrib catchment...

June 15, 2021

Agriculture, shipping and fishing – main sources of plastic pollution in seas

Agriculture, shipping and fishing – main sources of plastic pollution in seas

A new study has found that the agriculture, shipping and fishing sectors are the main sources of plastic pollution in...

May 27, 2021

UCD project says more greenery will reduce airborne pollution

UCD project says more greenery will reduce airborne pollution

Planting more hedges, plants and trees will reduce human exposure to harmful airborne pollution by 50%, according to a ground-breaking...

October 9, 2020

Farmer fined in court over silage effluent pollution

Farmer fined in court over silage effluent pollution

A farmer that pleaded guilty to allowing a polluting discharge from his farm to enter a waterway in the Cloughmills...

February 26, 2020

Farmer fined for effluent pollution of waterway

Farmer fined for effluent pollution of waterway

A farmer has been fined for allowing farm effluent to enter a waterway causing local pollution, according to the Department...

August 16, 2019

LacPatrick Dairies fined for pollution

LacPatrick Dairies fined for pollution

LacPatrick Dairies’ Northern Ireland arm was today fined £5,000 at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court after it pleaded guilty to releasing polluting...

May 4, 2018

Dairygold, Arrabawn and Carbery listed among country’s worst polluters

Dairygold, Arrabawn and Carbery listed among country’s worst polluters

Bord Bia have arranged to meet with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to discuss the startling findings of a report...

October 3, 2017

Dairy farmer fined for waterway pollution

Dairy farmer fined for waterway pollution

A Co. Tyrone farmer has been fined for polluting a waterway in Northern Ireland, according to the Department of Agriculture,...

August 31, 2017

Farmer fined for water pollution in Armagh

Farmer fined for water pollution in Armagh

A farmer was fined for causing pollution to a river in Co. Armagh earlier today, according to Northern Ireland’s Department of...

August 21, 2017

Construction company fined for waterway pollution

Construction company fined for waterway pollution

A Northern Irish construction firm was fined for causing pollution to a waterway in Co. Derry this week, according to the...

August 8, 2017

‘Safeguarding Ireland’s aquatic environment will require teamwork’

‘Safeguarding Ireland’s aquatic environment will require teamwork’

State agencies, such as Inland Fisheries Ireland, need to work with farmers to safeguard Ireland’s aquatic environment, according to the Irish Farmers’...

August 1, 2017