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Uisce Éireann fined for fish kill in Clare river
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The court heard that the vast majority of fish - including salmon, eels and trout - died from suffocation following a pollution incident. Gordon Deegan reports.
Uisce Éireann pleads guilty to two charges linked to Clare fish kill
Uisce Éireann pleaded guilty to two water pollution charges put before it in Ennis District Court. Gordon Deegan reports.
15 December 2023 News
State warns quashing nitrates plan would leave ‘legal vacuum’
If the High Court were to throw out the Nitrates Action Plan, farmers would be left with less regulation governing nitrates rules, the State has claimed.
Local authorities need to carry out more farm inspections - EPA
More farm inspections and follow-up enforcement is needed to reduce the risk of agricultural activities negatively impacting on water quality, an EPA report has found.
14 November 2023 Climate and environment
190ac solar farm to be built in Carlow
Some 420 acres of solar farms have been granted or submitted for planning over the past week, while Coillte's Leitrim wind farm application has been refused after being appealed to An Bord Pleanála.
8 November 2023 News
Minister commits to reviewing Brennan farm case
The Dáil heard allegations that the EPA under-reported pollution levels from a factory neighbouring the farm.
8 November 2023 News
Uisce Éireann prosecuted 11 times for waste water breaches
The EPA said that its role as the regulator is to identify key issues in relation to waste water treatment, call out these out and require that they are resolved.
1 November 2023 News
Map: Raw sewage discharging into rivers from 26 towns and villages
The EPA has said that Uisce Éireann must use its new investment plan to end pollution of our rivers and coastal waters from wastewater.
26 October 2023 News
Uisce Éireann to pay over €7,000 for ammonia pollution incident
Inland Fisheries Ireland secured a prosecution against Uisce Éireann for pollution of the Ballinagh River in Cavan in which 160 fish died.
20 October 2023 News
Sewage worse for rivers than farming - Oxford research
The University of Oxford has found that treated and untreated sewage release into waterways has a worse impact than agricultural run-off.
25 September 2023 News
Busting myths to defend NI farming
Here are five issues where the latest official data from DAERA indicates a different picture to what many people may think.
30 August 2023 Northern Ireland