Water Quality

Protecting water quality ‘an issue for all farmers, not just  more intensive farms’ – EPA

Protecting water quality ‘an issue for all farmers, not just more intensive farms’ – EPA

Protecting water quality is an issue “for all farmers, not just those that have the largest or more intensive farms”,...

October 15, 2021

EPA: Pesticide exceedances in water increase by 42%

EPA: Pesticide exceedances in water increase by 42%

By Gordon Deegan The state’s environmental watchdog, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that the number of water supplies...

October 13, 2021

‘The pace of change is not enough’ to protect water quality

‘The pace of change is not enough’ to protect water quality

The European Commission has warned that nitrates are “still causing harmful pollution to water” in the EU and that the...

October 12, 2021

Water quality: Report finds ‘progress made’ on farm actions

Water quality: Report finds ‘progress made’ on farm actions

Progress has been made on implementing actions on farms to tackle water quality issues under Teagasc’s Agricultural Sustainability and Advisory...

October 5, 2021

Goals for agri set out in new plan to improve Ireland’s water quality

Goals for agri set out in new plan to improve Ireland’s water quality

Tomorrow (Tuesday, September 28) the public consultation phase of a new plan to improve Ireland’s water quality – the draft...

September 27, 2021

Dairy Open Day 2021: Environmental sustainability will be key

Dairy Open Day 2021: Environmental sustainability will be key

Environmental sustainability is going to be key for the Irish dairy sector moving forward, alongside social and economic sustainability. The...

September 14, 2021

Quality over quantity: Correct fertiliser application key

Quality over quantity: Correct fertiliser application key

A key way for farmers to protect water quality in their local areas is to ensure that one is spreading...

September 9, 2021

Testing the quality of your farm’s water supply

Testing the quality of your farm’s water supply

The use of well water is common on Irish farms, but although it is free, you should still take annual...

August 4, 2021

ASSAP expansion needed to further improve water quality – IFA

ASSAP expansion needed to further improve water quality – IFA

The president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), Tim Cullinan, has said that farmers want to see all rivers in...

July 15, 2021

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

Nitrogen and water quality – all you need to know

Nitrogen and water quality – all you need to know

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published a report based on analyses of catchments where nitrogen concentrations in water were...

June 20, 2021

Farmers urged to stay vigilant to prevent water pollution

Farmers urged to stay vigilant to prevent water pollution

Farmers are being urged to “continue to be vigilant” and play their part in protecting waterways from the threat of...

June 15, 2021

Improvements in water quality in Wexford as a result of farmer-led project

Improvements in water quality in Wexford as a result of farmer-led project

Minister of State Pippa Hackett travelled to Duncannon this week to congratulate a number of farmers on their efforts in...

June 12, 2021

Water pollution trend in NI is ‘concerning’ – Sugden

Water pollution trend in NI is ‘concerning’ – Sugden

Independent MLA Claire Sugden has expressed concern that water pollution discharges that exceed permitted limits are continuing to rise in...

May 11, 2021

NI’s new river basin management strategy to crack down on pesticide run-off

NI’s new river basin management strategy to crack down on pesticide run-off

Key target measures have been drafted as part of NI’s new river basin management strategy to crack down on water...

April 27, 2021

‘No rural development is possible without investment in water infrastructure’

‘No rural development is possible without investment in water infrastructure’

Green Party Senator Róisín Garvey has brought a motion to the Seanad calling for recognition of access to clean water...

April 21, 2021