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Residents across the north west are being urged to check levels of Radon in their homes. Radon is a radioactive gas that causes lung cancer that is formed in the ground by the radioactive decay of uranium which is present in all rocks and soils. According to information from the…

Farmers in the North West are being warned of a rise in Council inspections on farms. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has urged all local authorities to increase the number of farm inspections they carry out every year due to fall of 673 inspections last year figure. The local authority…

A new report from the EPA reveals that concerns remain over the quality of drinking water in many parts of the country. Donegal still has one of the highest number of schemes on a remedial action list meaning 12 public water supplies in the county are in urgent need of…

Fish-farmers in the south Donegal area say a new site must be found to dump silt as part work on the extension of the Harbour in Killybegs. The Department of Agriculture wants to apply to the Environmental Protection Agency for a licence to dump almost 100,000 tonnes of silt from…

A group campaigning against fracking say they feel vindicated by a new report on the controversial process. The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday published the first phase of a study commissioned in 2011 into the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on the island of Ireland. The Independent consortium of experts found there…