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A Sligo councillor has expressed concern in relation to a new EPA report which claims that local authorities are failing to monitor over a quarter of small private water supplies for E. coli.   The Environmental Protection Agency’s annual report says continuing risks to public health in private drinking water…

There’s been a further drop in the quality of Ireland’s rivers lakes, estuaries, and coastal waters. That’s according to a report from the Environmental Protection Agency, which says just half of the nation’s waters are in a satisfactory condition. Standards have fallen by 16 per cent in estuaries, 10 per…

More homes in the north west are at risk from high levels of a cancer-causing radioactive gas than previously thought.   That’s according to a new countrywide survey.   The survey revealed that 170,000 houses throughout the Country are located in high radon zones – 45,000 more than when the…

Water quality at both Enniscrone and Mullaghmore beaches have been deemed sufficient in the annual EPA survey.   Other strands and beaches in the North West were either deemed good or excellent.   The survey finds that generally, water quality continues to improve nationwide.   However, two bathing waters were…

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…