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EPA publishes Water Quality in Ireland Report 2016 – 2021

EPA publishes Water Quality in Ireland Report 2016 - 2021 The EPA has published the ‘Water Quality in Ireland Report 2016-2021’ which provides the latest assessment of the quality of Ireland’s rivers, lakes, estuaries, coastal and groundwaters. The report shows that over half (54%) of our surface waters are in good or better ecological status which means that nearly half (46%) are in unsatisfa...
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EPA publishes its annual air quality report ‘Air Quality in Ireland 2021′

EPA publishes its annual air quality report ‘Air Quality in Ireland 2021' The EPA has published its annual air quality report ‘Air Quality in Ireland 2021’, which shows that, while air quality in Ireland is generally good and compares favourably with many of our European neighbours, there are concerning localised issues that are impacting negatively on the air we breathe. Ireland met all of its E...
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EPA publishes State of the Environment Report 2020

EPA publishes State of the Environment Report 2020 Ireland’s Environment - An Integrated Assessment 2020 report provides an assessment of the overall quality of Ireland's environment, the pressures being placed on it and the societal responses to current and emerging environmental issues. This is the seventh state of the environment report published by the EPA since its first such report in ...
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EPA survey indicates most people have taken steps to help the environment

Research commissioned by the EPA to coincide with the publication of its EPA 2019 Year in Review report found that 78 per cent of people surveyed said they have personally taken steps to help the environment, and that 87 per cent of adults in Ireland recognise the importance of the environment as an asset to the country.  The Red C poll carried out in January 2020 explored attitudes towards enviro...
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EPA announces €10m Government of Ireland funding for new environmental research

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced awards totalling €10 million to fund vital new environmental research.  The largest awards have been made to University College Cork and the National University of Ireland, Galway, for projects looking at - recyclable plastics for packaging and, pesticide management for better water quality. Other awards include research on: mitigation of...
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River water quality is deteriorating, finds EPA

The EPA has published the Water Quality in Ireland Report for the period 2013-2018.  This assessment provides an evaluation of the ecological health of Ireland's rivers, lakes, canals, groundwater, estuaries and coastal waters. The analysis is based on the assessment of biological and environmental data collected from 2,703 surface water bodies and 514 groundwater bodies between 2013 and 2018. Th...
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Climate change is seen as the most pressing environmental issue in Ireland – EPA 2018 Report

An overwhelming majority of adults (86%) recognise the value of the environment to the people of Ireland, recent research conducted on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found.  The EPA released the findings to coincide with the launch of its EPA 2018 in Review report. The Red C poll in November 2018 explored attitudes towards environmental issues. Commenting on the survey,...
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Water Quality in 2017: an indicators report – EPA

The EPA has released the Water Quality in 2017: An Indicators Report for Ireland. The 16 indicators in the report provide information on the quality of Ireland’s rivers, lakes, canals, estuaries, coastal waters, beaches and groundwaters.  They are: River quality High-quality river sites Nitrate in rivers Phosphate in rivers Canal quality Lake biological quality Total phos...
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EPA conference considers the challenge of plastics for Ireland

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s conference, Moving Ireland into the New Plastics Economy, took place in Dublin last week, November 08 2018.  Opening the conference, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Seán Canney, said: “We need to take stock of our relationship with plastic. We must start to make informed choices about how we use plasti...
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Ireland’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projections 2017-2035 Released by EPA

The EPA 2018 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projections Report provides an updated assessment of Ireland’s total projected greenhouse gas emissions out to 2030, progress towards achieving its emission reduction targets set under the EU Effort Sharing Decision (Decision No 406/2009/EU) up to 2020 and a longer-term assessment based on current projections. Ireland is not projected to meet 2020 emissions...
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