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More than 100 private water supplies failed to meet the bacterial standard for drinking water in 2019.   The Environmental Protection Agency says it’s a serious issue that’s putting people’s health at risk.   It’s calling on suppliers, local authorities and government to improve the situation.   More than a…

Irish Water says it’s failed in keeping to a schedule promised to the EPA to deliver critical wastewater infrastructure in Ireland, including a local town in Donegal.   The Environmental Protection Agency released a report showing there are 35 towns and villages in Ireland where raw sewage is released into…

More than a quarter of all domestic waste water treatment systems inspected last year posed a risk to human health. The Environmental Protection Agency’s National Inspection Plan for 2019, which is published today, found that 26% of systems were a risk to human health or our environment with a further…

The news that a recent EPA report has described the bathing water quality at three out of Sligo’s five beaches as excellent will prove to be a significant boost to the local tourism sector post the Covid-19 pandemic.   That’s according to a local Sligo Councillor.     The three…

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…